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Category:GO:0030261 ! chromosome condensation

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DAG for GO:0030261id: GO:0030261

name: chromosome condensation
namespace: biological_process
alt_id: GO:0000068
def: "The progressive compaction of dispersed interphase chromatin into threadlike chromosomes prior to mitotic or meiotic nuclear division, or during apoptosis, in eukaryotic cells." [GOC:mah, ISBN:0815316194]
synonym: "DNA condensation" BROAD [Wikipedia:DNA_condensation]
synonym: "eukaryotic chromosome condensation" EXACT [GOC:bf]
synonym: "nuclear chromosome condensation" EXACT [GOC:bf]
is_a: GO:0006323 ! DNA packaging


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