phytase


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phytase

(fī′tās) [″ + ase, enzyme]
An enzyme found in grains and present in the kidneys; important in splitting phytin or phytic acid into inositol and phosphoric acid.

phytase

a hydrolase enzyme found in plants; catalyzes the hydrolysis of phytic acid to inositol and phosphoric acid.
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There were four kinds of enzymes in the experiment, named glucoamylase, cellulase, phytase and pectinase.
Phytase is an enzyme, chemically known as myoinositol (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) -hexaphosphate phosphohydrolase, and mainly catalyses the hydrolysis of phytate rendering P available for absorption.
Microbial phytase is an enzyme that hydrolyzes phytic acid and release chelated nutrients and mineral in plant protein source.
Development of formulated diets for snakehead (Channa striata and Channa micropeltes): can phytase and taurine supplementation increase use of soybean meal to replace fish meal?
As per the findings of the report, phytase is the most widely used feed enzyme in the world, included in 90% of poultry and 70% of pig-diets.
Various reported phytase-producing isolates and showed that the phytases with broader substrate specificity generally had low specific activities.
Effect of microbial phytase produced from a fungus Aspergillus niger on bioavailability of phosphorus and calcium in broiler chickens.
She also spent some time investigating the character and activity of phytase and polyphenol oxidase enzymes in wheat.
Carbohydrases, protease and phytase have an additive beneficial effect in nutritionally marginal diets for broiler chicks.