IGCSE Biology 3rd edition

Paramecium Reproduction

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Paramecium Reproduction

Paramecium reproduces, like amoeba, by binary fission. The ciliate stops moving and both mega- and micronucleus divide and move to opposite ends of the organism.The cytoplasm then divides at right angles to the long axis and the daughter paramecia separate. Binary fission may take place 2 or 3 times each day.

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