The intact elongation factor Tu from the extreme thermophile Thermus thermophilus has been crystalized as a complex with the GTP analogue guanosine-5′-(β-γ-imido)triphosphate. The crystals are very stable in the X-ray beam and diffract to 1·9 Å resolution. They exhibit space group C2, with a = 150·(36) A ̊, b = 99·6(3) A ̊, c = 40·1(1) A ̊, β = 95·4(2)°, and contain one elongation factor Tu molecule per asymmetric unit.
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