Binary Fission Asexual reproduction in unicellular organisms in which a single cell divides to form a two new cells. It is like mitosis. Benefits of Binary Fission 1- Only one parent is needed to reproduce. Escherichia coli can divide every 20 minutes.
Binary Fission in Bacteria When we study the mode of life bacteria it is seen that binary
Fision asexual reproduction best suits the survival of this kingdom.
The environment that bacteria live in is very harsh and there is a tough competition for survival. The is a limited amount of food and predators lurking everywhere. So for the species to survive it should have a effective and fast way to reproduce and for bacteria "Binary Fission" is the answer. Binary Fission's benefits for Bacteria 1- No need to waste time in mating because binary fission needs only one parent. A fatal drawback of Binary Fission A fatal drawback of binary fission is that since there is no genetic the species can not survive the changes in their environment and the whole population is wiped out.
This drawback of binary fission works wonders for us because it stops overpopulation of bacteria. Why is binary fission so effective for bacteria? Related questions How are binary fission and mitosis similar?
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