What is multiple fission? How does it occur in an organism? Explain briefly. Name one organism which exhibits this type of reproduction.

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Multiple fission is the process of asexual reproduction in which instead of 2 daughter cells, many daughter cells are produced from the parent cell. In this, the nucleus undergoes repeated division to produce a large number of nuclei. Each nucleus along with little bit of cytoplasm forms a membrane around it. All the daughter cells are equal sized and are similar. Plasmodium, true slime molds (Myxomycetes) exhibit this type of asexual reproduction.

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