what is the difference between fragmentation and regenration?

Asked by Vishnu Yadav | 25th Oct, 2013, 08:35: PM

Expert Answer:



Occurs in multi-cellular organisms with relatively simple body organisation.

Occurs in several fully differentiated organisms.

It is a mode of reproduction.

It is not the same as reproduction, since normally depend on being most organisms would not cut up to be able to reproduce.

Organisms simply break up into smaller pieces upon maturation. These pieces or fragments grow into new individuals.

If the individual is somehow cut or broken up into many pieces, many of these pieces grow into separate individuals. 

Fragmentation results in production of identical offspring.

In regeneration, the entire organism can regenerate as in certain animals like Planaria, but mostly the organism regenerates only a part of the body.

No specialized cells are involved in fragmentation.

Regeneration is carried out by specialised cells. These cells proliferate and make large numbers of cells. From this mass of cells, different cells undergo changes to become various cell types and tissues.

Example: Spirogyra

Example: Crabs can regenerate severed legs. Mammals can regenerate liver cells and blood cells.

Lizards can regenerate their tail

Answered by Hemangi Binny | 26th Oct, 2013, 07:51: PM

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