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hydroxymethylcytosine

Definitions

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  • n. Either of two isomeric hydroxymethyl derivatives of cytosine, but especially 5-hydroxymethylcytosine which functions as a base in certain specialized DNAs

Etymologies

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hydroxymethyl +‎ cytosine

Examples

  • This makes hydroxymethylcytosine the seventh modified base in eukaryotic DNA-unless there are some that I don't know about.

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  • Now Kriaucionis and Heintz (2009) have re-discovered hydroxymethylcytosine in mammalian DNA.

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  • And we aren't told that the authors actually cite earlier work showing the presence of hydroxymethylcytosine in mammalian DNA.

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