According to the Department of Microbiology at Cornell University, binary fission is the process where a cell grows to twice its original size and then splits into two identical cells. Binary fission is a method of asexu... More » Science Biology Cells

Binary fission and mitosis are both asexual forms of cellular reproduction that duplicate the existing DNA in a mother cell and split the cell into two exact copies called daughter cells. Prokaryotes and some eukaryotic ... More » Science Biology

The asexual reproduction of prokaryotic cells, such as bacteria and archaea, are examples of binary fission in cellular biology. The binary fission process involves a single cell copying its genetic information, then spl... More » Science Chemistry
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Cell division is part of the cell cycle, and it is caused either by binary fission or as part of a multiple-phase cycle. Binary fission is the method by which prokaryotic cells divide. Eukaryotic cells use the three-phas... More » Science Biology Cells

Most bacteria replicate through a process known as binary fission. A bacterium begins by growing to about twice its normal size and replicating its genetic material, then splits into two identical cells. More » Science Biology Cells

Binary fission is the main process by which bacteria asexually reproduce. It can be summarized as a process in which the cell enlarges, its DNA is replicated and the cell splits into two cells, each with one copy of the ... More » Science Biology Cells