Description

A pyrimidone that is cytosine bearing an N(4)-methyl substituent.

Chemical properties

Chemical formula Net charge Average mass
C5H7N3O 0 125.12860
<i>N</i><sup>4</sup>-methylcytosine

Recommended notation

Name 4-methylcytosine
Abbreviation 4mC

Nomenclature

IUPAC SMILES Synonyms
4-(methylamino)pyrimidin-2(1H)-one CNc1cc[nH]c(=O)n1
  • 4-methylamino-1h-pyrimidin-2-one
  • n(4)-methylcytosine

Mapping techniques

Method Method detail Resolution Enrichment or limitation References
SMRT direct detection single-base target sequences
dye-terminator Sanger sequencing direct detection single-base

Nature

Origin Function Functional detail Organisms References
natural restriction-modification
  • Bacillus cenirosporus
  • Geobacillus stearothermophilus