binary fission


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binary fission

n.
A form of asexual reproduction in bacteria and other prokaryotes that involves the splitting of a parent cell into two independent cells.

binary fission

n
(Biology) asexual reproduction in unicellular organisms by division into two daughter cells

bi′nary fis′sion


n.
fission into two organisms roughly equal in size.

binary fission

Translations

binary fission

n (Bio) → scissione f binaria
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Based on past detailed studies of rod-shaped bacteria such as Escherichia coil and Bacillus subtilis, it has been assumed that most bacteria grow by binary fission, a dispersed mode of growth involving insertion of new cell wall material uniformly along the long axis of the cell.
He said that apparently the fetus was the twin sibling resulted from binary fission inside the same placenta.