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Telomeres--specialized structures at ends of linear chromosomes--serve a fascinating range of functions that molecular biologists and geneticists are only beginning to understand and exploit. For example, telomeres distinguish the natural end of a chromosome from a simple double-strand break, stabilize chromosomes by protecting them from fusion or activating cell cycle checkpoints, and provide mechanisms to compensate for the loss of terminal DNA sequence that occurs when linear DNA molecules are replicated. This book--the ...

The Telomere 1995, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199636006

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The Telomere 1995, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199634675