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J Bacteriol. May 1985; 162(2): 752–755.
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Presence of 2-methylthioribosyl-trans-zeatin in Azotobacter vinelandii tRNA.


Hydroxylated cytokinin, 2-methylthio-N6-(4-hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl) adenosine, was found in the tRNA of Azotobacter vinelandii. This cytokinin had the trans configuration, unlike the cis configuration reported for that from other bacteria. Culture-condition-dependent changes in the content of this thiocytokinin and a few other thionucleosides in the tRNA of this bacterium have been observed.

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