Physio-biochemical attributes in two cultivars of mulberry (Morus alba L.) under NaHCO3 stress

Document Type : Research Paper


Biochemistry Laboratory, CRDT, Indian Institute of Technology, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India.


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physiological and biochemical changes that occur in mulberry (cv. local and Sujanpuri) plants under alkaline conditions in order to understand the response of these cultivars to alkalinity. Mulberry plants were subjected to different treatments using NaHCO3 and after 20, 40 and 60 days, different physiological and biochemical parameters were studied. Local cultivar was found to tolerate salt stress more than sujanpuri.