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Genetics. 2009 Jan;181(1):323-5. doi: 10.1534/genetics.108.096289. Epub 2008 Nov 3.

Simple telomeres in a simple animal: absence of subtelomeric repeat regions in the placozoan Trichoplax adhaerens.

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Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA. hughrobe@uiuc.edu

Abstract

Simple telomeres were identified in the genome assembly of the basal placozoan animal Trichoplax adhaerens. They have 1-2 kb of TTAGGG telomeric repeats, which are preceded by a subtelomeric region of 1.5-13 kb. Unlike subtelomeric regions in most animals examined, these subtelomeric regions are unique to each telomere.

PMID:
18984569
PMCID:
PMC2621180
DOI:
10.1534/genetics.108.096289
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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