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Please help me with this? Cell reproduction.

  1. Sep 28, 2003 #1


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    Please help me with this?? Cell reproduction.

    Can any1 tell me the difference between fission and mitosis in cell reproduction?

    Also how do amobae reproduce?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
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  3. Sep 28, 2003 #2
    *takes a pot shot*

    I'm just take a guess here..

    Fission i believe is asexual cellular division of prokaryotes while mitosis is only occurs in eukaryotes.

    As prokaryotes contain DNA arranged in a circular fashion, the process for DNA replication and division would be inherently different from eukaryotes which contain DNA within chormosomes.

    edit - WOOT! Seems like i'm right http://www.emc.maricopa.edu/faculty/farabee/BIOBK/BioBookmito.html [Broken]
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  4. Sep 28, 2003 #3


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    Re: *takes a pot shot*

    this not totally rigth. Eukaryotes are also capable of fission. Protozoan can go through binary fission.

    the definiton of binary fission is the asexual reproduction in which a cell or an organism seperate into two cells. it is seen chiefly in unicellular organisms.

    The definition for mitosis is the process taking place in the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell and results in the formation of two nuclei, each with the same number of chrosomosome as the parent. A method of indirect division of a cell.

    by fission but mitosis takes place because they have a nucleus. It is similar to that of human cell but with some minor difference.

    Some protozoan can reproduce sexually by syngamy (union of gametes) by the process of conjugation or other means.
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