Reproduction

Many protists reproduce asexually. During binary fission, a single protist cell divides into two cells. Some protists reproduce by multiple fission, a form of cell division that produces more than two offspring. Both types of fission produce offspring that are genetically identical to the parent cell.

One way by which many protists reproduce sexually is conjugation. During conjugation, two individuals join and exchange genetic material stored in a small second nucleus. Then, the cells divide to produce four offspring. The offspring are genetically different from the parent cells. As shown in Figure 25-3, many protists can reproduce both asexually and sexually.

Sirens Sleep Solution

Sirens Sleep Solution

Discover How To Sleep In Peace And Harmony In A World Full Of Uncertainty And Dramatically Improve Your Quality Of Life Today! Finally You Can Fully Equip Yourself With These “Must Have” Tools For Achieving Peace And Calmness And Live A Life Of Comfort That You Deserve!

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment