SUMMARY PARAGRAPH for TEL02R-TR
TEL02R-TR is the 47-bp terminal stretch of telomeric repeats on the right arm of chromosome II. 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 TEL02R, the right telomeric region of chromosome II, include an X element core sequence TEL02R-XC, and a region of X element combinatorial repeats TEL02R-XR.
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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