Improvement of phosphorus availability by microbial phytase in broilers and pigs.

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Techniques have been developed to produce microbial phytase for addition to diets for simple-stomached animals, with the aim to improve phosphorus availability from phytate-P in plant sources. The activity of the crude microbial phytase showed pH optima at pH 5.5 and 2.5. The enzyme was able to degrade phytate in vitro in soya-bean meal, maize and a liquid… (More)

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@article{Simons1990ImprovementOP, title={Improvement of phosphorus availability by microbial phytase in broilers and pigs.}, author={Paul Simons and Hans A. J. Versteegh and Age W. Jongbloed and Patricia A Kemme and P Slump and Karen Bos and Mat Wolters and Rob F. Beudeker and G J Verschoor}, journal={The British journal of nutrition}, year={1990}, volume={64 2}, pages={525-40} }