Polymer Similar to Polydeoxyadenylate-Thymidylate in Various Tissues of a Marine Crab

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Science  27 Mar 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3613, pp. 1442-1443
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3613.1442


Several species of a genus Cancer have a DNA that has a light buoyant density and that contains mainly deoxyadenylate and thymidylate. The presence of this polymer was demonstrated previously in testes and vas deferens. By a modified procedure for isolating DNA, the muscles, liver, and eggs of Cancer borealis are also shown to contain the deoxyadenylate-thymidylate-like polymer.

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