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Making enzymes more effective

Ars scientists Mullaney and Ullah at the southern regional research centre (SRRC) have rebuilt the enzyme phytase to make it more effective, especially in the unique environment where it needs to perform, like cold temperatures or extreme acidity. If livestock and poultry could retain more of the phosphorus in their plant based feed by using this newly shaped enzyme, less would be excreted. This means less potential nutrient waste and pollution. By Erin k.

This article can also be found at Feed Mix, volume 14, no. 5


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