Budding: Definition and Meaning of Budding, Examples of Budding

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Definition and Meaning

  • Budding can be defined as a type of asexual reproduction wherein a new organism develops from an outgrowth or bud due to cell division at one site.

  • It belongs to Animalia kingdom, Cnidaria Phylum, and Hydrozoa class.

  • A new organism is developed from a small part of the parent’s body.

  • It also means the process of bud formation in both unicellular (e.g. budding bacteria and yeast cells) and multicellular organisms (e.g. plants and sponges).

  • By leaving scar tissues behind, the newly developed organism s separated from the parent organism.

    • The newly developed organism is a replica of the parent.

    • The newly developed organism is also genetically identical.

Examples of Budding

  • It is most associated with multicellular as well as unicellular organisms.

  • Some of the animal species which reproduce through budding are Bacteria, yeast, corals, flatworms, Jellyfish, and sea anemones.

Budding in Hydra

  • Hydra is a small freshwater organism having different species.

  • The tubular body is composed of a head, distal end, and a foot at the end.

  • The budding process involves a small bud.

  • This small bud is developed from its parent hydra through the repeated mitotic division of its cells.

  • Nutrition is received from the parent hydra by the small bud.

  • By developing small tentacles and the mouth growth starts.

  • At last the small newly produced hydra gets separate from its parent hydra and becomes an independent organism.

Budding in Hydra

Budding in Hydra

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Budding in Yeast

  • Yeast cells reproduce asexually by an asymmetric division.

  • They are eukaryotic belonging to the fungi kingdom.

  • Yeasts belong to the fungus kingdom and are non-green, eukaryotic, single-celled microorganisms.

  • These are larger than the bacteria with typical measurement of 3-4 µm in diameter.

  • During the abundant supply of nutrition, budding usually occurs.

  • Due to an outgrowth of the parent body, small bud arises.

  • The nucleus of the parent yeast is separated into two parts.

    • One of the nuclei shifts into the bud.

  • It is this newly created bud that divides and grows into a new cell.

Budding in Yeast Cells

Budding in Yeast Cells

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Q 1. List out some examples of budding.


Some examples of budding are Bacteria, yeast, corals, flatworms, Jellyfish, and sea anemones.

Q 2. How does the process of budding occur in yeast?


  • The budding process in yeast occurs is asexual.

  • A small protuberance on the parent cell is produced first which grows into a full size and a bud is formed.

  • The parent cell nucleus splits into a daughter nucleus and migrates into the daughter cell.

Q 3. Hydra belongs to which kingdom, phylum, and class?


Hydra belongs to Animalia Kingdom, Cnidaria Phylum and Hydrozoa Class.

Q 4. Yeasts belong to which kingdom?


Yeasts belong to the fungi kingdom.