1. Incorporation of methyl groups from [ methyl - 14 C]methionine into DNA of dividing HeLa cells was investigated, essentially by the procedures of Culp, et al. (1970). 2. Contrary to the report of the latter, but in agreement with other work on biomethylation of mammalian DNA, 5-methylcytosine was the sole methylated base detected. 3. Chromatographic separations of 3-methylcytosine from 5-methylcytosine and purines are discussed.