Published Online: 22 JAN 2002
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
How to Cite
Blackburn, E. H. 2002. Telomeres. eLS. .
- Published Online: 22 JAN 2002
Telomeres are specialized DNA-protein structures that occur at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. A special ribonucleoprotein enzyme called telomerase is required for the synthesis and maintenance of telomeric DNA.
- telomeric DNA;
- telomeric proteins;
- chromosome stability;
- telomerase RNA