Gulonolactone oxidase is missing in teleost fish. The direct spectrophotometric assay.

@article{Dabrowski1990GulonolactoneOI,
  title={Gulonolactone oxidase is missing in teleost fish. The direct spectrophotometric assay.},
  author={K Dabrowski},
  journal={Biological chemistry Hoppe-Seyler},
  year={1990},
  volume={371 3},
  pages={
          207-14
        }
}
  • K Dabrowski
  • Published 1990
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Biological chemistry Hoppe-Seyler
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