Please wait...
1800-212-7858 (Toll Free)
9:00am - 8:00pm IST all days
For Business Enquiry


Thanks, You will receive a call shortly.
Customer Support

You are very important to us

For any content/service related issues please contact on this toll free number


Mon to Sat - 11 AM to 8 PM

(a) How does reproduction occur in:

(i) Malarial parasite

(ii) Leishmania?

(b) What is meant by multiple fission? Explain the process and give explain.

Asked by Topperlearning User 25th July 2017, 12:53 PM
Answered by Expert

(a) (i) Multiple fission.

(ii) Binary fission.

(b) This kind of division takes place during unfavorable conditions. The nucleus divides several times into many daughter nuclei. This process takes place inside a cyst which is a protective wall formed in single celled conditions. The daughter nuclei arrange along the periphery of the parent cell, and a bit of cytoplasm around each daughter nucleus develops another membrane. Finally, the multinucleated body divides into as many parts as the number of daughter nuclei and forms daughter individuals. This type of fission, where not one, but several individuals arise, is called multiple fission. Example - Plasmodium.

Answered by Expert 25th July 2017, 2:53 PM
Rate this answer
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10

You have rated this answer /10

Your answer has been posted successfully!

Chat with us on WhatsApp