5-methylcytosine-sensitive variants of Thermococcus kodakaraensis DNA polymerase


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HUBER, Claudia, Janina VON WATZDORF, Andreas MARX, 2016. 5-methylcytosine-sensitive variants of Thermococcus kodakaraensis DNA polymerase. In: Nucleic Acids Research. 44(20), pp. 9881-9890. ISSN 0305-1048. eISSN 1362-4962

@article{Huber20165-met-38001, title={5-methylcytosine-sensitive variants of Thermococcus kodakaraensis DNA polymerase}, year={2016}, doi={10.1093/nar/gkw812}, number={20}, volume={44}, issn={0305-1048}, journal={Nucleic Acids Research}, pages={9881--9890}, author={Huber, Claudia and von Watzdorf, Janina and Marx, Andreas} }

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