Budding

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This is where a genetically identical organism can grow directly from the parent organism through asexual reproduction. The parent organism produces extra cells, usually at a specific point on its body, which stay attached and grow until the new organism is fully formed, at which point it buds off the parent to live independently. Budding happens in unicellular organisms such as yeast, bacteria and protozoans[1]. A common example of a budding yeast is Saccharomyces cerevisiae[2].

References

  1. http://www.britannica.com/science/budding-reproduction [Accessed 20th October 2015]
  2. Madigan, Michael T., and John M. Martinko. Biology of Microorganisms. 11th ed. Vol. 1. Upple Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2006.

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