When you study a slide showing different stages of budding in yeast, you observe the following stages: I. The bud may get separated from the parent body and develop into a new individual. II. The body of the bud develops and gives rise to another baby bud. III. A bud comes out in any direction from the body of the parent cell. IV. Thus they may form a colony. The proper sequence of the above stages is (A) II, I, III, IV (B) II, III, I, IV (C) III, II, I, IV (D) III, I, II, IV



Budding is a type of asexual reproduction in which a new organism is formed from a bud of an existing organism. In yeast, the cells divide rapidly at a specific site and develop as an outgrowth called a bud. These buds, while attached to the parent plant, develop into small individuals. When this individual becomes large enough, it detaches itself from the parent body to exist as an independent individual. In this way, they form a colony. Hence, the correct option is C.