PURIFICATION STRATEGIES FOR MICROBIAL PHYTASEAbstract
Phytase catalyzes the formation and release of inorganic phosphate from phytic acid. A few monogastric animals that lack phytase is incapable of digesting phytate obtained from plants and gets excreted, which results in the accumulation of phosphorus in the form of phytate in the environment which has a detrimental effect. In order to combat this problem, researchers have focused on production and purification of phytase from different microbial sources, which converts phytate to useful form of phosphorous that facilitates plant growth. This review paper summaries the various methods adopted for isolation, production, and purification of phytases from various sources.
A. Chatterjee, A. M. Mathew, A. George, P. Sengupta, P. Pundir, F. J. Xavier and E. Venkatanagaraju *
Department of Biotechnology, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
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