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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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& RAMAKRISHNAN, P.S., 1993.- Germinable Soil Seed Bank Dynamics During the Gap Phase of a Humid Tropical Forest in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India.
DISCUSSION--Our findings reveal a rich and diverse germinable seed bank in this central-Texas savanna with distinct differences in size and composition (species and growth form) between grassland-dominated and woody plant-dominated habitats.
The number of germinable fungal spores was comparable with the findings in two recent studies (Gorny and Dutkiewicz 2002; Jacob et al.
The number of germinable seeds expected to be found between the surface and a depth of 6 cm is estimated at 99.4 % of all seeds in the seed bank with 0.6 % remaining between the 6 cm and 10 cm depth (calculated).
About 5000 germinable Striga seeds per maize hill were used for the artificial infestation.
Patterns of germinable seed in postburn samples were not as strongly associated with soil heating as with most species, indicating that seed was able to survive in areas of high heating.
Can spatial variation and inter-annual variation in precipitation explain the seed density and species richness of the germinable soil seed bank in a tropical dry forestin north-eastern Brazil?
Unfavourable climatic and edaphic conditions as well as seed predation however prevent viable germinable seeds from T.
The germination trials highlight potential for successful ex situ conservation efforts, as seeds are easily germinable in common greenhouse conditions.