Binary Fission

Binary fission is the process by which bacteria divide and multiply. In bacteria, there is no defined nucleus and the division process is not as well characterized visually as mitosis and meiosis in eukaryotes. However, as in higher organisms, the genetic material (DNA) replicates and is segregated into daughter cells following cell division.

Question 1: Binary fission is the process that occurs in __________.
  1. bacteria
  2. eukaryotes
  3. mitochondria
  4. viruses

Answer 1

Answer - (a) bacteria

Question 2: Binary fission leads to the formation of ___________.
  1. daughter cells
  2. DNA replication
  3. mitosis
  4. meiosis

Answer 2

Answer - (a) daughter cells