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The ends of chromosomes are protected by specific DNA sequences called telomeres, visualized here in red. This image shows that some chromosomes are depleted of telomeres, which can result in abnormal cell division and cancer.
This image was originally submitted as part of the 2015 NCI Cancer Close Up project and selected for exhibit.
This image is part of the NCI Cancer Close Up 2015 collection.
See also visualsonline.cancer.gov/closeup.
|Topics/Categories:||Cells or Tissue -- Abnormal Cells or Tissue|
|Type:||Color, Photo (JPEG format)|
|Source:||NCI Center for Cancer Research|
|Date Added:||April 8, 2015|
|Reuse Restrictions:||None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.|