Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
Original research article
27 Apr 2020
Original research article |  | 27 Apr 2020

Adsorption to soils and biochemical characterization of commercial phytases

María Marta Caffaro, Karina Beatriz Balestrasse, and Gerardo Rubio

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Four commercial phytases were evaluated as candidates to be used as biological fertilizer to release inorganic phosphorus (P) from phytates and other soil P organic forms. All phytases were able to release inorganic P throughout the pH and temperature ranges for optimum crop production and had a low affinity for the solid phase, with some differences between them. These results indicate that the use of phytases to complement P fertilization may be a feasible tool to enhance soil P availability.