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HOME > Protocols > Reference Material > Nucleic acid abbreviations
Nucleic Acid Abbreviations
Name
Symbol
3-Letter
1-Letter
Adenine
Ade
Adenosine
Ado
A
Bromouridine
BrUrd
B
Cytosine
Cyt
Cytidine
Cyd
C
Dihydrouridine
H2Urd
D or hU
Guanine
Gua
Guanosine
Guo
G
Hypoxanthine
Hyp
Inosine
Ino
I
Mercaptopurine
Syp or Shyp
Nucleoside
Nuc
N
Orotate
Oro
Orotidine
Ord
O
Purine
Pur
Pyrimidine
Pyr
Purine nucleoside
Puo
R
Pyrimidine nucleoside
Pyd
Y
Ribothymidine
Thd
T
Thioinosine
Sno or SIno
M
Thiouracil
Sur or SUra
Thiouridine
Srd
S or SU
Thymine
Thy
Uracil
Ura
Uridine
Urd
U
Xanthine
Xan
Nucleic acid substituent abbreviations
Name
Symbol
acetyl
ac
aminoacyl
aa
anisoyl
an
benzhydryl
bh
benzoyl
bz
benzyl
bzl
bromo
br
chloro
cl
dansyl
dns
dihyro
h
dimethoxytrityl
dmt
ethyl
e
fluoro
fl
formyl
f
formylaminoacyl
fa
hydroxy
ho or oh
hydroxymethyl
hm
iodo
io
isopentenyl
i
methyl
m
monomethoxytrityl
mmt
tetrahydropyranyl
thp
thio or mercapto
s
tosyl
tos
trityl
tr

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