Bouyoucos Conference on Inositol Phosphates in the Soil–Plant–Animal System

Wednesday 24th: Morning Session

Continuation of Section D: Bioavailability of inositol phosphates in the environment

Chair: Leo Condron

8:30 – 9:10: Tim George, CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia

Understanding phytate-phytase interactions in soil

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9:10 – 9:30: Duane Berry, Virginia Tech., USA

Development of a novel soil phytase assay: significance, challenges, progress

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9:30 – 10:00: Break


Section E: Fate of inositol phosphates in aquatic environments

Chair: Ben Turner

10:00 – 10:40: Ian McKelvie, Monash University, Australia

The fate of inositol phosphates in aquatic systems

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10:40 – 11:00: Boon Lim, University of Hong Kong, China

Beta-propeller phytases in the aquatic environment: Characterization of a novel phytase from Shewanella oneidensis MR-1

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11:00 – 11:20: Barbara Cade-Menun, Stanford University, USA

Temporal and depth trends in inositol phosphates in settling ocean particulate matter from Monterey Bay, California

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11:20 – 12:00: Synthesis and Final Comments


12:00: Lunch and Departure