- Volume 31 Issue 1
Three varieties of soybean (Joonjul, Iksan and Eunha) were cultivated by a standard procedure and by the treatment of chitosan solution (1% chitosan in 0.25% acetic acid) for 5 days. In the chitosan treated soybean sprouts (CTSS), the growth rate and weight increase were higher than in the control group. The growth rate of CTSS (Iksan) was 25.4% higher and the increase of fresh weight of CTSS was 8.5% higher than those of control group. Dry weight of whole soybean sprout in the control group decreased during cultivation, but that of CTSS slightly increased after 2 days cultivation. In the control group, dry weight of hypocotyl increased 400%, but that of cotyledon decreased 41% during 5 days cultivation.
soybean sprout;chitosan;growing characteristics