Suniti , asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 15/3/15

what is the difference between binary fission and budding?

manu_1 , added an answer, on 9/1/11
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  • Fission occurs only in unicellular organisms eg:- Amoeba where as budding occurs in multicellular organisms and unicellular organisms eg:- yeast and hydra
  • In binary  fission, the parent divides into two  daughters where as in budding the parent doesn't divide but produces one or more outgrowths to form new individuals...so, in fission the identity of the parent is lost but in budding the identity of the parent is not lost
  • In fission the nucleus divides first and then the cleavage of cytoplasm takes place but in budding, the cellular outgrowth develops first followed by the nuclear division.

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