SUMMARY PARAGRAPH for TEL08L-TR
TEL08L-TR is the 34-bp terminal stretch of telomeric repeats on the left arm of chromosome VIII. The telomeric repeat is a G-rich terminal sequence of the form (TG1-3)n or more precisely ((TG)1-6TG2-3)n (1). The repeats are maintained by telomerase and there is generally 300(+/-)75 bp of TG1-3 at a given end (1). Telomeric repeats function in completing chromosome replication and protecting the ends from degradation and end-to-end fusions (1).
Other features of TEL08L, the left telomeric region of chromosome VIII, include an X element core sequence TEL08L-XC, a region of X element combinatorial repeats TEL08L-XR, and a short Y' (Y'-S) element TEL08L-YP.
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Further information can be found at the website of Dr. Ed Louis, Institute of Genetics, The University of Nottingham.
Last updated: 2003-11-07