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Apoptosis DU145 cells mosaic.jpg
An etoposide-treatit DU145 prostate cancer cell explodin intae a cascade o apoptotic bodies. The sub images war extractit frae a 61 oor time-lapse microscopy video, creatit uisin quantitative phase-contrast microscopy. The optical thickness is colour-codit. Wi increasin thickness, colour chaynges frae gray tae yellae, reid, purpie an finally black.[1]
See the video at The Cell: An Image Library
Anatomical terminology

Apoptosis (frae Auncient Greek ἀπόπτωσις "fawin aff") is a process o programmed cell daith that occurs in multicellular organisms.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Quantitative phase contrast microscopy — label-free live cell imaging and quantification". Phase Holographic Imaging AB.
  2. Green, Douglas (2011). Means to an End: Apoptosis and other Cell Death Mechanisms. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. ISBN 978-0-87969-888-1.