Also known as myo-inositol hexakisphosphate phosphohydrolase as it catalyzes the hydrolysis of of myo-inositol hexakisphosphate, an nondigestible form of organic phosphorus found in plant cells commonly known as phytic acid.
Phytase enzyme is found in plants, some animal tissues, and microorganisms especially in fungi. Phytases are classified into two classes based on their pH optima: acid and alkaline phytases; while on the basis of catalytic mechanism, they are classified into four classes: histidine acid phytase, α-propeller phytase, cysteine phytase, and purple acid phytase.
pH: 4.0 - 6.5
Prime Industrial uses:
Phytase enzyme is mainly used in feed as a feed additive for cattle, swine, poultry, and sometimes in fish feed too for the enhancement of the nutritive value of feed.
Used in the production of phosphorus in small amounts.