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J Bacteriol. Mar 1987; 169(3): 939–943.
PMCID: PMC211883
N4-methylcytosine as a minor base in bacterial DNA.
M Ehrlich, G G Wilson, K C Kuo, and C W Gehrke
Abstract
The DNA base composition, including the minor base content, of 26 strains of bacteria was determined. The studied bacteria are sources of widely used restriction endonucleases. Approximately 35% of the bacterial DNAs contained N4-methylcytosine, about 60% contained 5-methylcytosine, and about 90% had N6-methyladenine.
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