Animal feed resources information system

Vitamin C

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).


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Vitamin C
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Nutritional aspects
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The vitamin is required in the diet of only a few vertebrates, including humans, other primates, guinea pigs, the red vented bulbul bird, the fruit eating bat and certain fishes. Most species synthesize the vitamin from glucose, via glucuronic acid and gulonic acid lactone. The enzyme gulonolactone oxidase is required for the synthesis and species requiring ascorbic acid are deficient in this enzyme.
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DATASHEET UNDER CONSTRUCTION. DO NOT QUOTE. https://www.feedipedia.org/node/578 Last updated on March 16, 2010, 17:13

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