Engineering analysis of the high-density heterotrophic cultivation of mung bean sprouts

Haruka Tamate, Ran Nakai, Yasuyuki Nakamori, Masahiro Esashi, Yasushi Iwamoto, Yoshihiro Tsukada, Mika Saito, Daitaro Ishikawa, Tomoyuki Fujii

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    This study investigated the heterotrophic growth behavior of mung beans cultivated in an individual bed under water supply. The fresh weight of mung beans in the bed was estimated, and changes in temperature, and oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations were recorded during the cultivation period. The specific growth rate, oxygen uptake rate, and carbon dioxide evolution rate, based on the fresh weight in the bed, were calculated. Growth under heterotrophic cultivation can be classified into the following three stages. Reductions in specific oxygen uptake rate, specific carbon dioxide evolution rate, and specific energy production rate corresponded to that of specific growth rate. Indicators of biological activity related to oxygen and carbon dioxide were evaluated quantitatively for beds under high-density heterotrophic cultivation. Moreover, the results obtained from this study successfully demonstrate that there is a relationship between the growth of mung beans and indicators of biological activity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1602-1608
    Number of pages7
    JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


    • Heterotrophic growth
    • High-density cultivation
    • Mung bean sprouts
    • Productivity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biotechnology
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Organic Chemistry


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