Some precursors of the 5-hydroxymethylcytosine of T6r+ bacteriophage.


A new pyrimidine, 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (HMC) (1, 2), has been isolated from bacterial viruses of the T even type, which multiply in Escherichia coli. Deoxyriboside (3) and deoxyribotide (4) derivatives from this source have also been described. These components are not present in appreciable quantities in the nucleic acids of E. coli or of other cells… (More)


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