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Fission 

The word fission refers to division of an entity into two or more parts . Fission is seen in unicellular organisms . In this, simple cell division leads to the formation of new daughter cells. Fission is of 2 types:

Binary Fission: 

‘Binary’ means 2 . As the name suggests, binary fission involves the division of a cell into two daughter cells . Bacteria, Paramoecium , and Leishmania (organism causing kala-azar) show binary fission.

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Multiple Fission:

In this type of fission, the parent cell divides to produce more than two daughter cells at the same time . Example malaria causing parasite Plasmodium .

 

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BINARY FISSION IN AMOEBA Parent Cell Nucleus Divides Cytoplasm Divides Two Daughter Cells MULTIPLE FISSION Schizont Daughter Nuclei Merozoites Rupturing schizont wall

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