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a type of cell division in which overall (i.e., not localised) cell growth is followed by septum formation which typically divides the fully grown cell into two similar or identical cells.

 Fission:This is the division of the parent body into two or more daughter individuals identical to the parent.

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Bacterial Taxonomy

... only found within a few taxonomic groups. Here it goes. Bacteria in General Bacteria reproduce asexually, with the most common method being binary fission. They all have peptidoglycan cell walls , unlike archaea. Deeply Branching Bacteria The major phyla of the deeply branching bacteria are Chlorflexi, ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Bacterial Taxonomy
Replies: 3
Views: 4311

Data analysis: DNA alignment HELP?

As genes encoding cyclin-dependent kinases had been cloned from Schizosaccharomyces pombe, the fission yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisae, the budding yeast, and human cells, investigators working in plant systems designed experiments to determine whether plants also possessed ...

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by TToe
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Data analysis: DNA alignment HELP?
Replies: 1
Views: 1902

Curious about these fungi.

... walls of a plastic cup with some old beer. I know they are likely Ascomycete and appear to exhibit some yeast like traits as far as the nuclear fission and budding, although they have some incredibly thick walls and there appears to be a lot of hyphae around as well, which could be some sort ...

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by keeblur
Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Curious about these fungi.
Replies: 0
Views: 1206


... oxidative metabolism. It is possible that other methods of energy production are simply too ineffective, or if they are effective (like nuclear fission!), they cannot be utilized by cellular metabolism. So it is possible that complex life forms could only emerge after the atmosphere contained ...

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by biohazard
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is evolution as simple as we think?
Replies: 38
Views: 23089

Viruses VS Bacteria

... with, let me know if I'm on the right track. 1. Viruses are non-living whereas bacteria are not. 2. Bacteria can reproduce themselves via binary fission, conjugation, or endospores, while viruses need a host cell, be able to attach to it and then take over the cell and its metabolism. Thanks ...

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by Zin
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Viruses VS Bacteria
Replies: 4
Views: 4535
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