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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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4] inhibited the growth of germinating seedlings roots and leaves in different measures (Table 1).
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They should be soil-less and consist of equal parts of fine textured bulking material such as coir and fine sand, which ensures effective drainage and aeration for germinating seeds.
They should be soil-less and equal parts of fine textured bulking material such as coir and fine sand, which ensures effective drainage and aeration for germinating seeds.
Analysis of flavonoids content revealed that the germinating process increased the content of total flavonoids from 8 to 145mg/g dry matter of the extract.
There are also petite peat and wood fiber shells known as Jiffy Pots which can be filled with potting soil and then used for germinating seeds or rooting shoot tip cuttings.
SCIENTISTS at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew have defied all expectations by germinating 200-year-old seeds which are now growing into vigorous young plants.
In collaboration with the Faculty of Horticulture at Chiba University, the company has succeeded in germinating buried seeds collected in Lake Inbanuma, Chiba.
Charlock seeds can remain dormant for up to 30 years before germinating.
This concept had been germinating for some time, and when we asked our Editorial Advisory Board to review it, they gave it a ringing endorsement.
The Schmidt, Thanhauser, and Schneider extraction scheme for isolating and purifying proteins was applied to the germinating vegetable seeds.