How is binary fission different from multiple fission?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 4th, 2022

Binary Fission

Multiple Fission

In binary fission, the parent cell is divided into two daughter cells

In multiple fission, the parent cell is divided into many daughter cells

In binary fission, division occurs in the favorable conditions

In multiple fission, division occurs in the unfavorable condition

In binary fission, division takes place one time

In multiple fission, division takes place repeatedly

In binary fission, both nucleus and cytoplasm divide simultaneously

In multiple fission, the nucleus divides first

Steps involved in binary fission are the replication of DNA, growth of a cell, segregation of DNA, and splitting of cells.

Steps involved in multiple fission are a division of the nucleus into several daughter nuclei and the division of the cell body into an equal number of parts, each with a nucleus.

Examples of binary fission are Amoeba, Euglena, etc

Examples of multiple fission are Plasmodium, Algae, etc

The process of asexual reproduction observed in Bacteria, Archaea, and other organisms is known as fission. It is the splitting of an organism or a single cell into two or more divisions that have the capacity to regenerate into a new individual, which is similar to a parent cell or organism.

Summary:

How is binary fission different from multiple fission?

In Binary fission, the parent cell is divided into two daughter cells, whereas in multiple fission, the parent cell is divided into many daughter cells. A reaction in which the nucleus of an atom divides into two or smaller nuclei is called fission.

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