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Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 43, Issue 2, pp 141–145 | Cite as

Biological heat generation by the cultivation ofAlternaria alternata in rice bran

  • Kazuhiro Hamamatsu
  • Fumihiko Hasumi
  • Juichi Okajima
  • Ichiro Okura
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Abstract

Biological heat generation was observed whenAlternaria alternata was grown in rice bran. A temperature of more than 50°C was maintained for 25 d, and the maximum temperature was 56.5°C. After 30 d of cultivation, 55% of the energy of rice bran was liberated. The consumption rates of the lipids and sugar contained in rice bran increased with the increase of the maximum temperature during the cultivation ofA. alternata.

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Rice bran biological heat generation Alternaria alternata 

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© Humana Press Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuhiro Hamamatsu
    • 1
  • Fumihiko Hasumi
    • 1
  • Juichi Okajima
    • 2
  • Ichiro Okura
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryNumazu College of TechnologyNumazu, ShizuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of BioengineeringTokyo Institute of TechnologyNagatsuta, YokohamaJapan

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