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TelomereChromosome

Definition

The 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

Keywords

Telomere

GOi

chromosome, telomeric region [ GO:0000781 ]

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