Telomere Study

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Task: Study the maintenance, structure, and localization of telomeres (a genetic component involved in aging) in a single celled model organism.

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A telomere is a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration or from fusion with neighboring chromosomes. Its name is derived from the Greek nouns telos (τέλος) ‘end’ and merοs (μέρος, root: μερ-) ‘part.’ For vertebrates, the sequence of nucleotides in telomeres […] read more