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  • fusions
  • Surprisingly, telomere end-to-end fusions were observed in ku70 tert lig4 triple mutants, suggesting that neither Lig4 nor Ku70 are required for the fusion of critically shortened telomeres in Arabidopsis. (tdl.org)
  • tracts
  • Moreover, in the triple mutants, telomere tracts were extremely heterogeneous, suggesting that the telomeres were exposed to catastophic nucleolytic attack. (tdl.org)
  • interaction
  • Notably, the TER-TERT interaction does not require an intact telomere template, leaving open the opportunity for alternative lncRNAs to assemble into an RNP complex with TERT. (frontiersin.org)