telomere maintenance

id: GO:0000723
name: telomere maintenance
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: Any process that contributes to the maintenance of proper telomeric length and structure by affecting and monitoring the activity of telomeric proteins and the length of telomeric DNA. These processes includes those that shorten and lengthen the telomeric DNA sequences.

Child Functions

GO:0000722telomere maintenance via recombination
GO:0010833telomere maintenance via telomere lengthening
GO:0010834telomere maintenance via telomere shortening
GO:0016233telomere capping
GO:0031627telomeric loop formation
GO:0043247telomere maintenance in response to DNA damage

Parent Functions

GO:0006259DNA metabolic process
GO:0032200telomere organization
GO:0060249anatomical structure homeostasis