OBO ID: GO:0006309
Term Name: apoptotic DNA fragmentation Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • chromatinolysis
  • DNA catabolic process during apoptosis
  • DNA catabolism during apoptosis
  • DNA fragmentation
  • DNA fragmentation involved in apoptotic nuclear change
  • endonucleolytic DNA catabolic process involved in apoptosis
Definition: The cleavage of DNA during apoptosis, which usually occurs in two stages: cleavage into fragments of about 50 kbp followed by cleavage between nucleosomes to yield 200 bp fragments. (3)
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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