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In silico analysis and comparison of phytase gene from Aspergillus niger

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 3Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Asia, Lahore, Pakistan

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 46-50, April,2 (2016)


Phytase gene releases extracellular phytase which degrades phytate to release phosphorus. In plants, phosphorus is primarily stored as the phytate..Expressing phytase gene to upgrade the production of phosphors is common these days. The most commonly used source of phytase gene is Aspergillus niger. To properly use phytase gene for transgenic purposes, in silico analysis is crucial to know important aspects and parameter of gene. In this study, in silico analysis and comparison of Aspergillus niger phytase gene was done using different bioinformatics approaches to identify the phytase gene.


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