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1. (WO1999008539) NOVEL PHYTASE

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/008539    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/016728
Publication Date: Fri Feb 26 00:59:59 CET 1999 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 14 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: A23K 1/165
A23L 1/015
C12N 9/16
Applicants: DIVERSA CORPORATION
Inventors: KRETZ, Keith
Title: NOVEL PHYTASE
Abstract:
The invention provides a purified phytate enzyme derived from Escherichia coli B. The enzyme has a molecular weight of about 47.1 kilodaltons and has phytase activity (SEQ ID NO:2). The enzyme can be produced from native or recombinant host cells and can be used to aid in the digestion of phytate where desired. In particular, the phytase of the present invention can be used in animal feed.