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Binary fission is to asexual reproduction as

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Fissionin biology, is the division of a single entity into two or more parts and the regeneration of those parts into separate entities resembling the original.

The object experiencing fission is usually a cellbut the term may also refer to how organismsbodies, populationsor species split into discrete parts.

Organisms in the domains of Archaea and Bacteria reproduce with binary fission. This form of asexual reproduction and cell division is also used by some organelles within eukaryotic organisms e. Binary fission results in the reproduction of a living prokaryotic cell or organelle by dividing the cell into two parts, each with the potential to grow to the size of the original.

The single DNA molecule first replicates, then attaches each copy to a different part of the cell membrane. When the cell begins to pull apart, the replicated and original chromosomes are separated. The consequence of this asexual method of reproduction is that all the cells are genetically identical, meaning that they have the same genetic material barring random mutations. Unlike the process of mitosis used by eukaryotic cells, binary fission takes place without the formation of a spindle apparatus on the cell.

In binary fission the parental identity is lost. The process of binary fission in bacteria Binary fission is to asexual reproduction as the following steps. First, the cell's DNA is replicated.

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