The bouquet organization of chromosomes during the prophase [adapted from 74]. All telomeres are attached to the nuclear envelope. The physical proximity between telomeres (grey), centromeres (blue) and rDNA clusters (red) of acrocentric chromosomes may facilitate their sequence homogenization by non-homologous recombination.
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