Telomeric and Subtelomeric Repeat Sequences
Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
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How to Cite
Churikov, D. and Price, C. M. 2008. Telomeric and Subtelomeric Repeat Sequences. eLS. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2008
Telomeric repeats are the tandem arrays of a short G-rich sequence that are present at the ends of most eukaryotic chromosomes. Subtelomeric sequences lie immediately proximal to the telomeric repeats and are composed of complex patchwork of low-copy repeated sequences, segmental duplications and degenerate telomeric repeats.
- chromosome ends;
- repeated sequence DNA;
- genome stability;
- interchromosomal recombination