Reproduction through Budding
Let’s go on to the third form of the asexual reproduction that is budding. Some cells split via budding, for example yeast, resulting in a mother and a daughter cell. The offspring organism is smaller than the parent organism. Budding is also seen at some multicellular level. The bud grows into fully matured individuals when they eventually break away from the parent organism. Since multicellular organisms such as hydra and sponges have only a few different cell types, they are able to reproduce asexually. What actually happens in a hydra or a sponge is that they develop an outgrowth or a bud and the bud may detach from the parent and y become a new individual. So unicellular yeasts also reproduce by this method of budding. So what is the difference between budding and binary fission? The fact is in binary fission, there are two equal cells which are formed whereas in binary fission the daughter cell is actually going to be small.