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Category:GO:0016233 ! telomere capping

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DAG for GO:0016233id: GO:0016233

name: telomere capping
namespace: biological_process
def: "A process in which telomeres are protected from degradation and fusion, thereby ensuring chromosome stability by protecting the ends from both degradation and from being recognized as damaged DNA. May be mediated by specific single- or double-stranded telomeric DNA binding proteins." [GOC:mah, GOC:rn, PMID:11349150, PMID:11352055]
synonym: "telomere end protection" EXACT []
is_a: GO:0000723 ! telomere maintenance

AmiGO <GOterm>GO:0016233</GOterm>
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