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Name: Bendie
Status: Other
Grade:  12+
Location: ID
Country: United States
Date: Summer 2010


Question:
At what phase in the cell cycle does apoptosis occur?



Replies:
Bendie

Apoptosis occurs as the last stage of a cell's life.

You can find a more complete description at the following URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apoptosis

which says: "Apoptosis is the process of programmed cell death (PCD) that may occur in multicellular organisms. Biochemical events lead to characteristic cell changes (morphology) and death. These changes include blebbing, loss of cell membrane asymmetry and attachment, cell shrinkage, nuclear fragmentation, chromatin condensation, and chromosomal DNA fragmentation. (See also Apoptosis DNA fragmentation.) Apoptosis differs from necrosis, in which the cellular debris can damage the organism."

Sincere regards,
Mike Stewart



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