Hydra reproduces by means of budding, which is a form of asexual reproduction.
- Budding is characteristic of a few unicellular organisms. Some of the examples are certain bacteria, yeasts, and protozoans.
- Even some metazoan animals regularly reproduce by budding. Example is certain cnidarian species.
- Budding is a kind of asexual reproduction.
- Budding is most frequently used to multiply a variety that cannot be produced from seed.
- In the Budding process, a new individual form a bulb-like projection, bud, grows and gets detached from the parent to form a new individual.
- In some species buds may be produced from almost any point of the body, but in many cases budding is restricted to specialized areas.
- As this is asexual reproduction, the newly developed organism is a replica of the parent and is genetically identical.