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How does binary fission differ from multiple fission?


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Binary fission:

  1. Binary fission is a form of asexual reproduction observed in prokaryotes.

Multiple fission:

  1. The multiple fission process is similar to binary fission but gives to multiple daughter cells.

Binary fission

Multiple fission

Binary fission involves the division of the parent cell into two daughter cells. In multiple fission, the parent cell divides to form multiple daughter cells.
The nucleus and cytoplasm of the cell divide simultaneously.The nucleus division occurs, followed by the division of cytoplasm.
Binary fission occurs in Amoeba and Euglena.Multiple fission occurs in Plasmodium and Sporozoans.

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