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Novel methyltransferase recognition motif identified in Chania multitudinisentens RB-25(T) gen. nov., sp. nov.

Authors: Ee, Robson and Lim, Yan-Lue and Yin, Wai-Fong and See-Too, Wah-Seng and Roberts, Richard J and Chan, Kok-Gan

DNA methylation, defined by the addition of a methyl group to adenine or cytosine bases in DNA catalyzed by DNA methyltransferases (MTases), is one of the most studied post-replicative DNA modification mechanism in bacteria (Roberts et al., 2003b). The three forms of nucleotide methylation identified to date are: N6-methyladenine(m6A), N4-methylcytosine (m4C), and 5-methylcytosine (m5C) (Gromova and Khoroshaev, 2003).

Journal: Frontiers in microbiology
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01362
Year: 2016

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