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GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN PLANTS AND ANIMALS
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Binary Fission in Amoeba

It is the splitting of the parent cell into 2 similar (identical) daughter cells.

The original cell divides into two daughter cells by mitosis.

The two cells grow, mature and continue dividing.

Binary fission involves internal reorganization, division of the nucleus (karyogamy) and cytoplasmic division (cytogamy).

The nucleus divides into two, then the cytoplasm divides to form two daughter cells.

Occurs in amoeba, plasmodium and bacteria. 

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