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Binary fission

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noun

A type of asexual reproduction common among prokaryotes wherein a cell divides giving rise to two cells, each having the potential to grow to the size of the original cell.


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Archaea, bacteria, and protists reproduce asexually by binary fission. The process starts with the replication of genetic material, followed by chromosome segregation then cytokinesis.


See also: asexual reproduction


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