How does telomere provide stability to the chromosome

Asked by 21janhvi.verma | 29th May, 2018, 05:53: PM

Expert Answer:

Telomeres are repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of chromosomes. Their function is to protect the ends of the chromosomes from deterioration or fusion to other chromosomes during cell division. The small number of nucleotides in telomeres together with secondary structures and associated proteins stabilize the linear chromosomal DNA molecule. Laboratory studies show that short telomeres can lead to genomic instability and chromosome loss.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 30th May, 2018, 03:41: PM