What is Budding? Can you explain budding in Hydra ?
Budding involves the formation of a new individual from a protrusion called the bud.
In Hydra, the cells divide rapidly at a specific site and develop as an outgrowth called a bud. These buds, while attached to the parent plant, develop into small individuals. When this individual becomes large enough, it detaches itself from the parent body to exist as an independent individual.
Budding (also called burgeoning) is the formation of a new organism by the protrusion of part of another organism. This is very common in plants and fungi, but may be found in some animals as well, such as the Hydra. Usually, the protrusion stays attached to the primary organism for a while, before becoming free. The new organism is naturally genetically identical to the primary one (a clone), so, as with binary fission, there is not as much genetic variation in offspring as occurs with sexual reproduction.
in hydra ,new individuals develop from buds. this method of asexual reproduction is called budding . a finger like projection develop on parent hydra, this is called the bud. the bud grows further and when it is fully mature the bud detatches from parent hydra. this develops into a new hydra.