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Morphological characteristics of karyorrhexis and other forms of nuclear destruction

Karyorrhexis is the destructive fragmentation of the nucleus of a dying cell[1]. It is usually preceded by pyknosis and can occur either as a result of programmed cell death or necrosis.

See also


  1. Zamzami N, Kroemer G. (1999). "Apoptosis: Condensed matter in cell death". Nature. 401 (127).

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