6-phytase


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6-phy·tase

(fī'tās),
Phytate 6-phosphate; an enzyme-hydrolyzing phytic acid, removing the 6-phosphoric group, thus producing orthophosphate and 1l-myo-1,2,3,4,5-pentakisphosphate.
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The phytase used in the present study is a novel bacterial-derived 6-phytase expressed in Psedomonas fluorescens and to the best of our knowledge, no data is available demonstrating its efficacy in improving P digestibility in feed ingredients commonly fed to pigs.
Two independent experiments were conducted in the Biochemistry Laboratory of the Chemistry Department of the Federal University of Lavras with two powdered enzymes: a) 6-phytase EC 3.
Plant phytases act at the C6 position, and are called 6-phytases.