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- A class of chemicals that transfer alkyl (methyl, ethyl, etc.) groups; for example to the bases in DNA. Some of these (especially ethyl methane sulphonate, abbreviated EMS) have been much used as mutagen s.
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- Anticodon, bP, buoyant density, kinetosome, megabase, mismatch, proofreading, wobble hypothesis