Class 10 Biology How Do Organisms Reproduce Fission

Fission

An organism splits to form two/more new individuals

Types:

  • Binary fission
  • Multiple fission

Binary fission

  • Two new individuals are formed
  • Nucleus divides only once
  • Unicellular organisms like amoeba, paramecium, euglena, bacteria

Multiple fission

  • Many new individuals are formed
  • Nucleus divides repeatedly
  • Takes place during unfavorable conditions (cyst formation takes place)

                                                   

  • Amoeba, plasmodium, many algae

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