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Glossary Term Telomere
Definition A specialized structure at the ends of linear chromosomes in eukaryotes. Telomeres confer stability on chromosome ends. Chromosome ends lacking telomeres, such as those generated from interstitial sites by chromosome breaks, are reactive, often fusing with other broken ends to generate chromosome rearrangements. Telomeres also permit the ends of linear chromosomes to replicate fully. See the Figure at NHGRI.

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07/23/2014
MGI 5.19
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