Draw labelled diagrams to illustrate budding in Hydra.
Explain budding in hydra with the help of labelled diagrams only.
It involves the formation of a new individual from a protrusion called bud. It is very common in plants, yeasts and lower-level animals such as Hydra.
In Hydra, the cells divide rapidly at a specific site and develop as an outgrowth called bud. These buds, while attached to the parent body, develop into small individuals. When this individual becomes large enough, it detaches itself from the parent body to exist as an independent individual.
Budding in Hydra:-