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germination of a bean seed


v. ger·mi·nat·ed, ger·mi·nat·ing, ger·mi·nates
To cause to sprout or grow.
1. To begin to sprout or grow.
2. To come into existence: An idea germinated in his mind.

[Latin germināre, germināt-, to sprout, from germen, germin-, sprout, bud; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

ger′mi·na′tion n.
ger′mi·na′tive adj.
ger′mi·na′tor n.
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germination of a bean seed


The beginning of growth, as of a seed, spore, or bud. The germination of most seeds and spores occurs in response to warmth and water.

germinate verb


The start of the development of a plant from seed or spore.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.germination - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to growgermination - the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
2.germination - the origin of some development; "the germination of their discontent"
inception, origination, origin - an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events


[ˌdʒɜːmɪˈneɪʃən] Ngerminación f


[ˌdʒɜːrmɪˈneɪʃən] ngermination fgerm warfare nguerre f bactériologique


n (lit)Keimung f; (fig)Aufkeimen nt (geh)


[dʒɜːmɪˈneɪʃn] ngerminazione f


(ˈdʒəːmineit) verb
to (cause eg a seed to) begin to grow.
ˌgermiˈnation noun


n. germinación, brote de una planta o desarrollo de una persona o animal.
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Seed germination and seedling growth are two critical stages for the establishment of crops and are the most sensitive stages to salinity (FULLER et al., 2012).
The pericarp may limit water and air exchanges, causing a delay in seed germination (Venable and Levin, 1985; Aguado et al., 2011).
These conditions are hostile for seed germination and seedling growth, and can even induce dormancy and prevent germination altogether.
Fur-free cotton seed be sown at the rate of six-kilogram per acre in case of seed germination strength of 75 per cent and eight-kilogram in case of 60 per cent germination strength.Field must be levelled to get desired number of production plants per acre and to ensure that inputs reach all plants uniformly.Sowing should preferably be done by drill and farmers should arrange almost 10 per cent more than required seed so that it can be sown again in case of low germination.
Growers have also been recommended to use 40-50 kg seed per acre so that seed germination does not go below 85 percent.
In this investigation, efficient methods for in vitro seed germination and callus formation were developed.
Problems in passion fruit seed germination may mainly occur due to the negative effect of growth regulating substances present in aryl, a mucilaginous layer that surrounds the seeds of this species (Osipi et al., 2011).
These processes have great relevance for the major questions of germination ecology: what controls the process of seed germination in nature?
The Cornell scientists also learned how heat treatments can influence seed germination. They applied heat to significantly reduce the amount of pathogenic E.
In addition, the assessment of soil fertility and seed germination tests after the acid leaching procedure were investigated to understand the condition of remediation in the contaminated farmland.
She had been ranked second in the United States of America for research in the field of Botany titled "Determination of Effectiveness of Innovative Strygolactone-Carl2-on Seed Germination of Parasitic Weeds." I.Y BNA 0507 GMT 2017/07/24
Furthermore, these bedding plants require seed production with high physiological quality evaluated by the percentage of seed germination over a period of ten days, seed vigor tests, or both.