Cloning and Expression of Phytase (PhyA) Gene for supplementation of Poultry

Dalia Abu-Issa and Fawzi Al-Razem
2nd Student Innovation Conference

Phytase enzyme (myo-inositol hexakisphosphate phosphohydrolases) is found naturally in plants and microorganisms, particularly fungi. The interest in these enzymes has been stimulated by the fact that phytase, as a supplement, increases the availability of phosphorus in monogastric animals especially in poultry. It also reduces environmental pollution due to excess phosphate excretion of undigested phytate in the manure in areas where there is intensive livestock production. Thus, the need of the Palestinian poultry industry for phytase enzyme in considerable amounts to supplement the poultry feed and to reduce contamination to the environment is quite important. Here we report the successful cloning of a novel phytase from Aspergillus Niger and the subsequent work to produce the phytase enzyme for poultry industries in Palestine

Conference - Paper
Published date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 18:00