Telomeric transcriptome from Chironomus riparius (Diptera), a species with noncanonical telomeres.

Abstract

Although there are alternative telomere structures, most telomeres contain DNA arrays of short repeats (6-26 bp) maintained by telomerase. Like other diptera, Chironomus riparius has noncanonical telomeres and three subfamilies, TsA, TsB and TsC, of longer sequences (176 bp) are found at their chromosomal ends. Reverse transcription PCR was used to show… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/imb.12087

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