What makes a cell or an organism undergo multiple fission ?
Unavailability of food and essential nutrients
Harsh or dry environment
All of the above.
An organism undergoes multiple fission during unfavourable conditions such as high temperature, unavailability of food, water or any other harsh or adverse situations.
(a) What is meant by the term 'fission' as used in biology? (b) How does binary fission differ from multiple fission? (c) Name one organism which reproduces by binary fission and another which reproduces by multiple fission. (d) State whether the above-named organisms are animals or plants.
The organisms which divide by multiple fission form cysts when conditions are unfavourable.