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Vitamin C. Polarised light micrograph (PLM) of crystals of vitamin C, or ascorbic acid. This essential vitamin is found in fruits and green vegetables. It is needed for the growth and maintenance of bones, teeth and blood vessels. Vitamin C deficiency leads to scurvy, which causes bleeding gums and anaemia. Magnification: x80 at 6x4.5cm size.
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