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Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 251–256 | Cite as

Seasonal changes in antioxidant activity, total phenolic and anthocyanin constituent of the stems of two Morus species (Morus alba L. and Morus nigra L.)

  • Aysel Sývacý
  • Münevver SökmenEmail author
Article

Abstract

Seasonal changes of antioxidant activity, total phenolic and anthocyanin constituent of Morus nigra L. and Morus alba L. stems were investigated. Stems tissues of these species exhibited different antioxidant activity. Antioxidant action as well as anthocyanin constituents of these species reached the highest value in October whereas the lowest in February. Also, total phenolic constituents showed the similar pattern.

Keywords

Anthocyanin Antioxidant activity Mulberry (Morus nigra, Morus albaPhenolic Seasonal Changes 

Abbreviations

CAT

catalase

FRAP

ferric reducing/antioxidant power

FW

fresh weight

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biology, Sinop Art and Science FacultyOndokuz Mayıs UniversitySinopTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Art and Science FacultyCumhuriyet UniversitySivasTurkey

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