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Department of Microbiology & Immunology
University of Illinois

  • Telomeres "tell" chromosomes where to end and prevent loss of chromosome tips. They may also be involved in chromosomal association during mitosis and meiosis. The formation dimers of telomere hairpin structures have been demonstrated through the use of synthetic telomere DNA oligonucleotides in vitro. The synthetic structure used consists of four guanine residues, hydrogen-bonded in a circular...

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