Nutrition

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Life is too slow without enzymes

Catalysis is defined as 'the acceleration of a chemical reaction by some substance which itself undergoes no permanent chemical change.' The catalysts of biochemical reactions are enzymes and are responsible for bringing about almost all of the chemical reactions in living organisms. Without enzymes, these reactions take place at a rate far too slow for the pace of metabolism. In our increasingly fast-paced economy, enzymes have become a real business in feed manufacturing.

This article can also be found at Feed Mix, volume 9, no. 2

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