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==Vitamin production==
 
==Vitamin production==
 
===Background Information on Folate===
 
===Background Information on Folate===
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  Folate is the generic term for Vitamin B9 and is not naturally produced in humans. Folate is an important component in amino acid synthesis, and thus DNA synthesis, a process all cells need to undergo to duplicate and survive. 
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Various forms of folate include folic acid, tetrahydrofolate and dihydrofolate.
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===Why Folate?===
 
===Why Folate?===
 
===Folate Biosynthesis Pathway===
 
===Folate Biosynthesis Pathway===

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Vitamin production

Background Information on Folate

 Folate is the generic term for Vitamin B9 and is not naturally produced in humans. Folate is an important component in amino acid synthesis, and thus DNA synthesis, a process all cells need to undergo to duplicate and survive.  

Various forms of folate include folic acid, tetrahydrofolate and dihydrofolate.

Why Folate?

Folate Biosynthesis Pathway

System Design

Folate Detection Methods