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Gene and DNA Sequence
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2006-07-13 09:18 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-07-27 18:10 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-07-27 18:10 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the gene or DNA sequence
phyA gene
Category of DNA sequence
  • Protein coding sequence
Is the gene / DNA sequence is a synthetic molecule?
Donor organism
Donor organism
Aspergillus niger
Characteristics of the protein coding sequence
Name of the protein expressed by the coding sequence
myo-inositol-hexakisphosphate-3-phosphohydrolase (3-phytase)
Biological function
The phy gene produces a fungal 3-phytase. This enzyme can be utilized to increase the breakdown of plant phytates which bind phosphorus. Phytate is the major storage form of phosphorus in many seeds and phytate-bound phosphorus is unavailable to monogastric animals. Since monogastric animals are not able to degrade this molecule, much of the phosphorus bound to phytate passes into the environment through the manure. Use of the enzyme and appropriate management techniques can lead to a reduction in the phosphorus content of manure, thus improving environmental conditions.
Related trait(s) or use(s) in biotechnology
  • Changes in quality and/or metabolite content
  • Phytate degradation
Additional Information
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