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Adenine Glucose Compound from Cotton

Nature volume 193, pages 685686 (17 February 1962) | Download Citation

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TYPICALLY, the acid hydrolysis of an adenine nucleotide yields adenine, ribose, and phosphorus. Recently, a nucleotide-type compound that hydrolyses to adenine, glucose, and phosphorus has been found in cotton plants. Unlike the nucleotide sugar complexes reported by Ginsburg1, Heath2, and Smith et al.3, where the carbohydrate is attached to a purine or pyrimidine nucleotide, the compound isolated from cotton leaves has glucose as the only sugar present.

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  1. Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Inc., Yonkers, New York.

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