Budding can be defined as a type of asexual reproduction in which new outgrowth will reproduce from existing organism. There is unequal cell division in parents body. From the particular site, a new outgrowth arises. This new outgrowth called as ‘Bud’ and the entire process called as budding.

Characteristics of Budding:

a) Development of new outgrowth due to unequal cell division or also called as asymmetric division.

b) The daughter cell have similar or identical genetic material parent cell.

c) Budding occurs in unicellular organisms.

d) Budding can occurs in prokaryotic or eukaryotic organisms.

Process of Budding in Yeast:

a) Yeast is microscopic, single celled, eukaryotic organisms that generally reproduce by budding mechanism.

b) As we can observe in diagram, the process of budding starts from asymmetrical division (or also called as unequal cell division).

c) The asymmetrical division of cell will start from particular site on parent’s cell.

d) The initiation of formation of new outgrowth from parent cell.

e) The division in cytoplasm take place and the new outgrowth separate from the parent cell called as budding.

f) The examples of organisms are Hydra, yeast, bacteria, etc.

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