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A thymidine analogue, the deoxynucleoside of 5-bromouracil (bromodeoxyuridine), that induces point mutations because of its tendency to tautomerization leading to mispairing with guamine (G) instead of adenine (A). It is used as a marker for DNA synthesis because the incorporation of BUdR can be recognized by staining or with a monoclonal antibody.

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