ERC (extrachromosomal rDNA circle)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6754-9_5501

Repeated sequences in ribosomal DNA (rDNA) may recombine and yield extrachromosomal circles. It has been suggested that accumulation of these circles may result in aging.

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