Light micrograph of vitamin C crystals

Light micrograph of vitamin C crystals

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY.

Caption: Polarised light micrograph of crystals of vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Vitamin C is present in citrus fruits, rose hips & green vegetables. A deficiency of the vitamin in the diet may cause scurvy, symptoms of which include anaemia, haemorrhaging into the skin & gums & bruising & bone pains. Magnification: X5 at 6x4.5 cm size.

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Keywords: biochemical, biochemistry, chemical, chemistry, compound, compounds, crystal, crystals, plm, polarised

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