binary fission- asexual reproduction, in which one cell splits into two. grows so nearly doubled in size, replicates DNA and divides in half, producing two identical cells.
endospore- spore that forms inside of prokaryotes, thickened harder layer around chromosome and some cytoplasm for protection, later released, highly resistant to changes in the environment, very protective.
thick internal wall that encloses the DNA and a portion of the cytoplasm. can remain dormant for a while, lets survive harsh conditions.
example- anthrax bacillus, can do this, causes death, could it be in a bomb to go off? would it survive?