Development of phytase-expressing chlamydomonas reinhardtii for monogastric animal nutrition.

Erpel, Fernanda;Restovic, Franko;Arce-Johnson, Patricio

Keywords: Microalgae, Phytase, Animal nutrition


In plant-derived animal feedstuffs, nearly 80 % of the total phosphorus content is stored as phytate. However, phytate is poorly digested by monogastric animals such as poultry, swine and fish, as they lack the hydrolytic enzyme phytase; hence it is regarded as a nutritionally inactive compound from a phosphate bioavailability point of view. In addition, it also chelates important dietary minerals and essential amino acids. Therefore, dietary supplementation with bioavailable phosphate and exogenous phytases are required to achieve optimal animal growth. In order to simplify the obtaining and application processes, we developed a phytase expressing cell-wall deficient Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strain.

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Título de la Revista: BMC Biotechnology
Editorial: BMC
Fecha de publicación: 2016
Idioma: INGLES