• Phytase is any type of phosphatase enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of phytic acid (myo-inositol hexakisphosphate) an indigestible, organic form of phosphorus that is found in grains and oil seeds and releases a usable form of inorganic phosphorus. While phytases have been found to occur in animals, plants, fungi and bacteria.
  • Phytases have been most commonly detected and characterized from fungi.

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