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Chemical Effect of Ionizing Radiation on Cytosine

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Science  24 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3530, pp. 605-607
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3530.605

Abstract

The formation of uracil and the breakdown of the pyrimidine ring were observed when an aqueous solution of cytosine was irradiated. These two effects were investigated with the aid of radioactive tracer techniques and ultraviolet absorption studies.