Penlouie asks:

When a one celled organism divides do they remain attached?

when an ameba reproduces what happens to the parent cell?
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Jun 2, 2010
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Yes and no! Some do some don't, depends on the species. Freely moving one celled organisms like paramecium and ameba do not remain attached while, for example, some bacteria do.

Michael Bentley, EdD, Expert Panel Member

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vicy_verghe... writes:
1. Amoeba stops moving and rounds off. 2. The nucleus begins to divide. 3. The nucleus has divided and the cytoplasm starts to constrict. 4 & 5 The constriction continues to divide the cytoplasm. 6. The daughter amoebae separate. This is a form of asexual reproduction called binary fission. There is no evidence of sexual reproduction in this species of Amoeba.
The "parent" cell divides into two smaller copies of itself. The nucleus also divides into two. The cell membrane allows oxygen from the water the amoeba lives in to come into the cell and carbon dioxide to pass out of the cell. In this way, the amoeba "breathes."Thus after this division nothing will happen to the parent cell remain as it is.
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