Telomere and centromere

Telomere and centromere

November 28, 2021

Structural components essential for replication, inheritance and maintenance of chromosome

  • Replication origin (numerous per chromosome) functions in interphase to duplicate DNA.
  • Centromere (one per chromosome) functions in mitosis and meiosis to segregate sister chromatids.
  • Telomeres (two per chromosome) cap the chromosome ends to protect from degradation and replicate the ends

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  1. I was just telling my friend about that.

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