phytase


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phytase

[′fī‚tās]
(biochemistry)
An enzyme occurring in plants, especially cereals, which catalyzes hydrolysis of phytic acid to inositol and phosphoric acid.
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Supplementation of feed with phytase is the most suitable strategy for the availability of free phosphorus for the growth of monogastric poultry birds.
Enzymes included cellulase (15000 U/g; Fine Chemical Research Institute, Tianjin City, China), saccharifying enzyme (100000 U/g; Beijing Aoboxing Biotechnology, LLC), phytase (5000 U/g), and pectinase (10000 U/g; Shandong Sukahan Bio-technology Co.
Physiologically, the reason for this unavailability is due to the very low phytase activity found in the digestive tract of monogastric animals.
This study was carried out to enhance the digestibility of nutrients and minerals through acidification of phytase treated canola meal based diet.
The effect of citric acid and microbial phytase on mineral utilization in broiler chicks.
com)-- The demand for phytase for animal feed application can be directly correlated to increasing feed demand, particularly from poultry and swine farms.
The effect of dietary phytate and phytase supplementation on the production performance and nutrient digestibility of poultry have received remarkable attention in the scientific studies (Liu, Ru, Li, & Cowieson, 2008a; Attia et al.
Researchers in agricultural sciences describe the anti-nutritional influence of phytate on animal growth performance, feed efficiency, and nutrient utilization and explore the effect of large doses of phytase to destroy the phytate.
Phytase, which occurs widely throughout nature, is the requisite enzyme to degrade and release inorganic P (4) If the practical acceptance of microbial phytase in poultry diets continues, it is likely that phytase feed enzymes will re-define nutrient requirements for sustainable poultry production in the future.
However, non-ruminants have little or no capacity to utilize PP, as there is little or no natural synthesis of phytase enzyme in the digestive tract of these animals (GREINER & KONIETZNY, 2010).
BASF has launched Natuphos(r) E, a new phytase for animal nutrition, in Pakistan.
EFFECT OF DIETS SUPPLEMENTED WITH PHYTASE AND 25-HYDROXYCHOLECALCIFEROL ON PRODUCTIVE PERFORMANCE, AND MINERALIZATION AND INTEGRITY OF TIBIAS IN BROILERS