Bacterial Asexual Reproduction

Asexual reproduction is a form of reproduction where one parent is involved.A more stringent definition is agamogenesis which refers to reproduction without the fusion of gametes. Asexual reproduction is the primary form of reproduction for single-celled organisms such the archaea, bacteria, and protists. Many plants and fungi reproduce asexually as well.

Almost all bacterial cells reproduce by binary fission. As the term suggest this is process by which a single cell simply splits into two creating 2 identical copies of itself .the first step in this process is replication, At the replication stage bacteria increases in size and makes an exact duplicate of its chromosome following this bacteria begins to elongate and pinch off in the center. The two chromosomes moved to opposing sides of the cell and the cell wall grows to fill in the gap in the center. This results in two separate yet identical cells that are an exact match of the original parent cell
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