Metabolism of extracellular inositol hexaphosphate (phytate) by Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

  title={Metabolism of extracellular inositol hexaphosphate (phytate) by Saccharomyces cerevisiae.},
  author={Thomas A Andlid and Jenny Veide and A Sandberg},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  volume={97 2},
Iron and zinc deficiencies are global problems, frequently leading to severe illness in vulnerable human populations. Addition of phytases can improve the bioavailability of iron and zinc in food. Saccharomyces cerevisiae would be an ideal candidate as a bioavailability improving food additive if it demonstrates significant phytase activity. The purpose of the paper was to study yeast phytase activity to obtain information required to improve strains. All yeasts tested readily degraded… CONTINUE READING


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