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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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al in surveying of seed germination anise(Pimpinellaanisum)under water deficit stresss howed that seed germination, root and shoot length and seed vigor under stress are decreased.
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montanus, as in many legumes, given that its germination improves after the application of pregerminative treatments to soften the seed coat (Rodriguez and Rojo, 1997).
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Low molar solutions of gibberellic acid increased the germination of gamagrass caryopses removed from the cupules, but had only small effects on dormancy when caryopses remained in the cupules (Anderson, 1985; Tian et al.
These compounds are known to modify growth, development of plants, including germination and early seedling growth.