The enzyme from Saccharomyces cerevisiae specifically methylates guanine9 [1,2]. The bifunctional enzyme from Thermococcus kodakaraensis also catalyses the methylation of adenine9 in tRNA (cf. EC 126.96.36.199, tRNA (adenine9-N1)-methyltransferase) .
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