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Darwin-L Message Log 8:82 (April 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<8:82>From VISLYONS@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu  Mon Apr 25 15:57:04 1994

Date: Mon, 25 Apr 1994 16:58:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: VISLYONS@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu
Subject: Re: Vitamin C
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University at Buffalo

It is my understanding that yes we and possibly a couple of other primates
are the only mammals who do not make our own vitamin c.  Linus Pauling
has written about it.  I forgot what he said, but I know he did address
the question of why this might have happened in evolutionary terms.  For
Marc, there is a chemist by the name of Karen Long who teaches at
Diablo Valley College in Concord, Ca who worked with Linus Pauling on
vitamin c and she might be able to help you.

Sherrie Lyons vislyons@ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu

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