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germinate

(jûr′mə-nāt′)
v. germi·nated, germi·nating, germi·nates
v.tr.
To cause to sprout or grow.
v.intr.
1. To begin to sprout or grow.
2. To come into existence: An idea germinated in his mind.

ger′mi·na′tion n.
ger′mi·na′tive adj.
ger′mi·na′tor n.
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Water with a fine hose, cover with a sheet of glass or plastic and leave to germinate.
Interestingly, the primary bile acids in the small intestine allowed spores to germinate, or begin to grow, regardless of the antibiotic treatment.
Pinto bean had shown insignificant increase in phenolic compounds as compared to control due to its lower tendency to germinate.
Botulinum spores only germinate in a suitable environment, such as in the presence of nutrients which they sense through specialized receptors that trigger a chain of events that cause the spore to be viable.
Scientists explained to the publication that normally what happens is the fungus attaches to its hosts, germinates and penetrates the body of the insect, colonises the insect and in the process the insect dies.
After treatments, the seeds were placed in Petri dishes of 90mm size with two layers of wet paper to germinate in a Kryoven incubator (irradiance 142.
Seeds need warmth to germinate - heated propagators are ideal.
Under ideal conditions--dry and dark, with a temperature in the 40-degree-Fahrenheit range--some seeds will germinate well for five or more years.
Other seeds have to undergo a period of cold dormancy before they will germinate.
As the beans germinate, a shoot comes out of the bean and starts growing upward.
Suddenly, God can cause these verses to germinate and grow.
The drawback is this test only shows if the pollen can germinate and as microbes grow on it just as well as pollen an overall figure of the percentage germinated is not accurate as in nature pollen can take days to reach its goal and pollen tube formation is far from synchronous.