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L-Ascorbic Acid Synthesis in Birds: Phylogenetic Trend

The ability of several species of birds to synthesize L-ascorbic acid is correlated with their phylogeny. In the more primitive species, synthesis of L-ascorbic acid occurs in the kidney. Among the highly evolved passeriform species, kidney and liver can synthesize L-ascorbic acid in some,... Full description

1st Person: Chaudhuri, C. Ray
Additional Persons: Chatterjee, I. B.
Source: in Science Vol. 164, No. 3878 (1969), p. 435-436
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 1969
Online: Volltext
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