Information about budding reproduction
In biology, a form of asexual reproduction in which a new
individual develops from some point of the parent organism. In some species buds may be produced from almost any point of the body, but in many cases budding is restricted to specialized areas. The initial bud slowly grows to eventually develop into an organism duplicating the parent. The new individual may separate to exist independently, or the buds may remain attached, forming groups or colonies.
Budding is characteristic of a few unicellular organisms (e.g., certain bacteria, yeasts, and protozoans); however, a number of metazoan animals (e.g., certain anenome species) regularly reproduce by budding.
Some cells split via Budding (for example Yeast), resulting in a 'mother' and 'daughter' cell. The offspring organism is smaller than the parent. Budding is also known on a multicellular level; an animal example is the Hydra, which reproduces by budding. The buds grow into fully matured individuals which eventually break away from the parent organism.
In horticulture the term budding refers to a method of plant propagation in which a bud of the plant to be propagated is grafted onto the stem of another plant.
An Example of Budding
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