The disassembly of a dying cell into smaller fragments is a fundamental biological process during apoptosis. Recently , a number of distinct morphologic changes have been identified that could mediate the fragmentation of an apoptotic cell. Presented here is a figure that describes the progression of apoptotic cell disassembly.
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