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noun, plural: germinations

The stage in which a germ or a living thing starts to sprout, grow and develop.


Germination in plants is the process by which a dormant seed begins to sprout and grow into a seedling under the right growing conditions.

In bacteria or fungi, germination is the process in which a spore begins to grow vegetative cells, and sporeling hyphae.

Related forms: germinate (verb).
Related terms: spore germination protease.

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... website, so I am not quite proficient when using it (hence my very late reply!). I would want to overexpress it in arabidopsis seeds to observe germination rates under high stress conditions etc. I have suggested cloning it (with introns in) to my supervisor but he said that getting the intron-free ...

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by polkadotshorts
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: How to clone a gene with lots of splicing intermediates?
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Science project on lettuce seed germination

HI! I am doing a science fair project on how deep i should plant a lettuce seed and how it affects the germination process. Does anyone know anything that could help a junior high student? :?: thanks!!

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by warnv18
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Science project on lettuce seed germination
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Re: Germination in water project?

Did you really mean 0% for both solutions? These are not "basically" water - they are water and it's silly to even mention what not's there. "Saline" is typicaly ascribed to NaCl not Calcium chloride.

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by JorgeLobo
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Germination in water project?
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Views: 2765

Germination in water project?

I had to soak my seeds in 0% CaCl(saline solution) and germinate them in a 0% CaCl solution. These are basically water since there is no concentration of CaCl. So what happens when I soak then germinate in water? Do they become turgid in both stages and keep growing? I have a report so I have to kno...

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by fasoohti829
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Germination in water project?
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Views: 2765

Re: some bio multiple choice questions

... flower or germinate in the spring by exposure to the prolonged cold of winter. You didn't really try hard, did you? 1. But doesn't GA promote seed germination and flowering? 2. can you elaborate? why would why the length of light be the critical factor for LDP when experiments have shown that having ...

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by jjkwest1
Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: some bio multiple choice questions
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