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Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science, 2022, 4(4); doi: 10.25236/AJEE.2022.040405.

Characteristics and quality of leaves of different clones of mulberry in the Mu Us Desert


Shanshan Song1, Ben Liu2, Haofeng Gao3

Corresponding Author:
Ben Liu

1School of Life Sciences, Yulin University, Yulin, Shaanxi, 719000, China

2Zhidan Oilfield Company of Yanchang Oilfield Co., Ltd., Yan'an, 717500, China

3Oil and Gas Evaluation Center of CNPC Logging Co., Ltd., Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710000, China


Mulberry is an important economic tree species. Both leaves and fruits have important economic value, Due to the dry and cold climate conditions in the Mu Us desert, the varieties suitable for cultivation in the Mu Us desert are unique. There are a large area of wild mulberry trees naturally distributed in the Mu Us Desert in Northwest China, through the investigation and selection of mulberry trees in this area, the three excellent clones collected, MWS-1, MWS-2 and MWS-3, were compared with the mulberry variety SX-1 bred in Shaanxi Province for growth, quality and drought resistance etc research. The most suitable mulberry varieties for growing in the Mu Us desert area were screened out. A comparative analysis of the leaves of four mulberry clones was made using the membership function. The leaf quality of the four mulberry clones, according to the average membership function, it can be sorted as MWS-1>SX-1>MWS-2>MWS-3. Through a deeper and more systematic understanding of the biological characteristics of the four clones of mulberry, it provides a strong theoretical support for the production, popularization and application of mulberry in the Mu Us Desert in the future.


mulberry; leaf characteristics; cultivar selection; leaf quality; Mu Us Desert

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Shanshan Song, Ben Liu, Haofeng Gao. Characteristics and quality of leaves of different clones of mulberry in the Mu Us Desert. Academic Journal of Environment & Earth Science (2022) Vol. 4 Issue 4: 37-43. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJEE.2022.040405.


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