Feed Enzymes: Source and Applications

  • Poonam Singh
  • Sanjay Kumar Yadav


Enzymes are found in all living organisms, including microorganisms, plants, animals, and humans; and control all vital reactions. Enzymes can be produced by a diverse group of organisms through various production processes such as submerged and solid-state fermentation through microorganisms. Among all organisms, microorganisms are the more prominent and suitable host to produce stable and industrially important enzymes. Enzymes are used in different industries including the animal feed industry. Some common enzymes that participate in the preparation of animal feed are phytase, protease, alpha-amylase, xylanases, beta-glucanases, xyloglucanases, galactomannanases, pectinases, arabinofuranosidases, and ferulic acid esterases. Hydrolytic enzymes remove antinutritional factors from feed ingredients and enhance feed digestibility in animal gut.


Microorganism Submerged Phytase Hydrolyzed Enzyme Feed Xylanase Animal Fermentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Poonam Singh
    • 1
  • Sanjay Kumar Yadav
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular and Cellular EngineeringSHIATSAllahabadIndia

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