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  1. #1 Whats the difference between Cell Division and Budding? 
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    Hey there! Whats the difference between Cell Division and Budding? Sorry im new to biology.

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    If you are talking about budding in single celled organisms such as yeast, the main difference seems to be that budding produces one small "daughter" cell and one larger parent cell. While binary division produces two cells of roughly the same (half) size. I think the underlying mechanism (e.g. mitosis) is the same.

    Edit: I thought I had better check. This seems to confirm it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asexual_reproduction


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    If you are talking about budding in single celled organisms such as yeast, the main difference seems to be that budding produces one small "daughter" cell and one larger parent cell. While binary division produces two cells of roughly the same (half) size. I think the underlying mechanism (e.g. mitosis) is the same.

    Edit: I thought I had better check. This seems to confirm it: Asexual reproduction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I think the main difference is that a bud will develop into a complete new organism that is an exact copy of the original, while cell division is a complete different process that happens for the purpose growing a new organism rather than producing a new organism.
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    Good point. For multicellular organisms, binary cell division would be used to grow the bud.
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