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Polarised light micrograph of crystals of D- arabinose, pectin sugar. This is a pentose sugar widely distributed in plants. It is normally a component of more complex polysaccharides such as the pectins contained in fruit and arabans found in the woody parts of plants. Magnification: x6 at 35 mm size.
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