GROWTH OF PLANT CELL CULTURES. 3. GROWTH KINETICS AND MASS CULTURE
ARMY NATICK LABS MA FOOD LAB
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Suspension cultures of bean and lettuce cells have been maintained by serial transfer for over three years. Such cultures may show exponential growth, although growth rates are low with doubling times of three to four days. These suspension cultures have also been grown in commercial laboratory fermenters in batch and semi-continuous systems for period of up to 61 days without contamination. Productivity in fermenters was up to 2.3 grams dry weight of cells per liter of culture per day. Cell yields are up to 40 based in the weight of sucrose in the medium.
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