Biotechnology in the development of improved phytases

Speight, Robert (2016) Biotechnology in the development of improved phytases. In 27th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, 14 -17 February 2016, Sydney, N.S.W.

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Phytase enzyme supplements are now ubiquitous in the commercial production of a range of livestock, particularly chickens and pigs. Significant effort has been directed over the last two decades towards producing improved enzymes with higher activity, increased stability and at economic levels in industrial fermentations. As such, there are excellent products on the market, but there is a continuing demand for further improvements to drive down costs and for enzyme manufacturers to increase market share. The rapid development of DNA sequencing and gene synthesis technologies has provided ready access to a large number of new and uncharacterised potential phytases. Challenges remain however in identifying and developing those with improved properties.

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ID Code: 94164
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Biotechnology, Phytase, Enzyme, Animal feed
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > INDUSTRIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (100300) > Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology (100301)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2016 01:04
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2016 09:36

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