a.1.Without germs.
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The theogony in Aristophanes's version is even more explicit, as regards the dichotomy and coincidentia oppositorum of life and death: "Firstly, blackwinged Night laid a germless egg in the bosom of the infinite deeps of Erebus, and from this, after the revolution of long ages, sprang the graceful Eros with his glittering golden wings, swift as the whirlwinds of the tempest.
Relationships between cold and salt tolerance during seed germination in tomato Germless evaluation.