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What is Fission?

What is Fission?

By Jack Loren 

October 26, 2023

Fission is primarily seen in single-celled organisms. Fragmentation means to be divided into different parts.

This means the formation of a new organism by dividing an organism is called fission.

For example - Amoeba a celled organism divides into two different parts, in this process which is the first nucleus. It divides into two nuclei, this process is called karyokinesis.

After that the cell divides into two cells, this process is called cytokinesis. These dividing cells are now called daughter cells.

Now a question must be arising in your mind, why are they called daughter cells?

Why are they not called son cells, these cells will later give birth to two daughter cells, and always a woman gives birth to a child.

Hence, these are called daughter cells, and by fission amoeba, euglena, bacteria, etc. Microorganisms reproduce. It is of two types.