Phytate-Degrading Enzyme and Its Potential Biotechnological Aplication: A Review

  • Anis Shobirin Meor Hussin Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Abd-ElAziem Farouk University of Taif
  • Hamzah Mohd Salleh International Islamic University Malaysia


The Phytate and phytate-degrading enzyme, the source of phytate-degrading ezyme, and phytate-degrading enzymes-producing microorganisms were reviewed in this paper. Bacterial phytate-degrading ezyme formation along with in vivo function of bacterial phytate-degrading enzyme and biotechnological application of the enzymes as animal feed, food nutrition, soil nutrient enhancement, synthesis of lower inositol phospate, potential in aquaculture and semisyntesis of peroxidase are also discussed.

Author Biographies

Anis Shobirin Meor Hussin, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Department of Food Technology

Faculty of Food Science and Technology

Abd-ElAziem Farouk, University of Taif
Faculty of Science
Hamzah Mohd Salleh, International Islamic University Malaysia

Department of Biotechnological Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

How to Cite
Meor Hussin, A. S., Farouk, A.-E., & Mohd Salleh, H. (1). Phytate-Degrading Enzyme and Its Potential Biotechnological Aplication: A Review. Journal Of Agrobiotechnology, 1, 1-16. Retrieved from