Binary Fission: Definition, Steps & Examples


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Which one of the following best defines binary fission?

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1. The binary fission process includes the following steps: 1)The cell grows larger, 2)The cell undergoes cytokinesis and 3)Two daughter cells are produced. What step is missing?

2. What is asexual reproduction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several steps to the process of binary fission, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be challenged to define terms such as asexual reproduction and correctly identify the functions of bacteria and binary fission.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Be sure you can correctly answer questions on the following:

  • Binary fission definition and steps
  • Definition of asexual reproduction
  • A benefit of asexual reproduction
  • Facts about bacteria

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from lesson on binary fission
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as asexual reproduction and conjugation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the steps of binary fission

Additional Learning

For more information about this process, review the accompanying lesson titled Binary Fission: Definition, Steps & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define binary fission and undertand its role in bacterial reproduction
  • Understand the role of DNA and chromosomes in the process of binary fission
  • Define cytokinesis and identify when it takes place
  • Know the purpose of DNA replication within the process of binary fission
  • Review what a microbiologist studies