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Cellular component Telomere

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    DefinitionThe telomere is a nucleoprotein structure comprising the terminal section of a eukaryotic chromosome. It has a specialized structure which is replicated by a special process, thereby counteracting the tendency of a chromosome to be shortened during each round of replication.
    Synonyms Chromosome, telomeric region
    Category› Cellular component
    KeywordsTelomere
    GOichromosome, telomeric region [ GO:0000781 ]
    Graphical TelomereChromosome