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Germination is the process of plant growth from a seed or spore. Kidney beans usually germinate within a week of planting, provided that they are kept moist. More »

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There are numerous forms of radiation, including gamma rays, which can hinder the seed germination, root growth and shoot growth of a plant, and ultraviolet, or UV, radiation from the sun, which helps to feed a plant aft... More »

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The six phases to a flower's life cycle are the seed, germination, growth, reproduction, pollination and seed spreading. All plants begin life as a seed but flowers are unique in their ability to attract pollinating crea... More »

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Seeds typically do not require sunlight for germination because most of their nutritional needs for the germination phase of a plant's life are contained within the seed itself. Conversely, some seeds do require light to... More »

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Seed germination begins when the first root breaks through the seed wall and ends when the first pair of true leaves begin the process of photosynthesis. The three stages in-between are when the primary root, which is ca... More »

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Plant growth is caused by water that is absorbed by the plant's roots and sunlight that spurs photosynthesis, which is the process of creating food for the plant. Plants also need space, time, clean air, healthy soil and... More »

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The cotyledon, which forms in the embryo of a seed before germination, stores food for the embryo. Along with the endosperm, the cotyledon nourishes the new growth of the plant. It is the part of the seed that emerges fr... More »

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