- Term Label: apoptotic mitochondrial changes
- Term Accession: 0008637
- Term IRI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0008637
- Definition: The morphological and physiological alterations undergone by mitochondria during apoptosis.
comment: This term was created to reflect the fundamental role of the mitochondrial compartment in apoptosis. Most processes under this node occur during the signaling phase of apoptosis, but e.g. GO:0043653 'mitochondrial fragmentation involved in apoptotic process' cannot be confidently placed under the signaling phase. For this reason, the parent term GO:0008637 'apoptotic mitochondrial changes' is not linked to the signaling or execution phase specifically, but its descendants are when current knowledge allows for it.