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  • n. A phosphatase, present in cereals, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of phytic acid into inositol and phosphoric acid


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  • As a result, the animal feedstuffs industry currently adds a special enzyme called phytase to the feedstuff which allows animals to absorb the phosphorus complexed within phytate. - latest science and technology news stories

  • These foods contain a type of phosphorus that is indigestible to the pigs, so farmers also feed their pigs an enzyme called phytase to allow the animals to break down and digest the phosphorus.

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  • Poultry nutritionists add an enzyme called phytase to chicken feed in an effort to decrease the amount of phosphorus that passes through them. ...


  • These new pigs have the ability to better break down "phytase" which is rich in phosphorous and is found in the intestinal tract.

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  • Bio-Safety Certificate from the Ministry of Agriculture as a final approval for commercial use of the world's first genetically modified phytase corn.


  • Gross margin decreased primarily due to a decrease in the royalty paid as profit share from sales of Phyzyme phytase by our partner Danisco Animal Nutrition.

  • The solution: giving pigs the genetic capacity to produce phytase.

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  • Pigs need phosphorous in their food for health reasons, but they lack the phytase enzyme to break down phosphorous found in industrial pig feed (i.e. corn and cereal grains like barley).

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  • The phytase enzyme has been passed down successfully in eight generations of Enviropigs with no change in gene structure.

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  • Rovabio Max was introduced as a combination product of an NSP-degrading enzyme and a phytase enzyme.

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