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Telomeres

Post by sundrops » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:52 am

How many telomeres are there in a non-dividing human liver cell?

well humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes.
each chromosome is tipped with a telomere. so, my guess would be 46 telomeres.

I'm a little unsure, because I think telomeres just cap off one end of the chromosome, but if they cap off both ends, then that would be 92 telomeres.

Any insight will be appreciated! :P

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Post by LilKim » Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:22 am

Let me help clarify...

if humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes that means that humans have 46 chromosomes.

And, each chromosomes have 2 ends (p-arm and q-arm) that both have a telomere cap.

that's 92 telomeres ...

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Post by sundrops » Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:50 pm

thank you so much for your help! :)

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