Budding: Definition and Meaning of Budding, Examples of Budding (For CBSE, ICSE, IAS, NET, NRA 2022)

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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 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


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.

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