Biology (NTSE/Olympiad)  

6. Reproduction

Asexual Reproduction

Asexual Reproduction
The ability of the living organisms to produce new living beings similar to themselevs is called reproduction.
Types of Reproduction :
Asexual Reproduction
Single organism commonly multiply through asexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction is the process of formation of new individuals from specialised or unspecialised parts of a single parent without the formation and fusion of gametes. Because of the formation of new individuals from a parent, asexual reproduction is called uniparental.
Fission (L. fissus-cleft)
It is a mode of asexual of asexual reproduction in which a parent undergoes division to form two or more individuals. Fission is of two types, binary fission and multiple fission.
Binary Fission :
It means ‘splitting into two’. In binary fission, the nucleus or nuclear matter elongates and then divides into two. It is followed by cleavage of cytoplasm in between the two daughter nuclei to form two daughter individuals.


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