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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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The dishes were covered and placed in a germinator with alternating light and temperature (27 C for 8 h in the light, 20 C for 16 h in the dark (Knapp and Anderson, 1980; Tanaka, 1984).
We can rip it or roll it with the germinator which trails behind a tractor or we can water it if it gets too hot, we constantly monitor temperatures over the course of an evening -- but changes are fractional, otherwise it leads to problems so we really end up playing it by ear."
The Apprentice (BBC1, 9pm) The candidates had great fun last week when they got appear in their own television commercial, but Alex got more than he bargained for because his 'Germinator' idea went down the plughole and failed to impress Sir Alan, needless to say he was fired.
Both control and treated sets were raised in Calton's Seed Germinator in total darkness at 20[degrees]C.
Socfindo received a certificate of ISO 9001 for good management of quality in a tight and well monitored process of production supervision, which is divided into four important parts--field handling, laboratory and handling in germinator to process of shipment to consumers.
In California, that agent of change is Arnold Schwarzenegger, whom Fast Company rechristened "The Germinator" in a recent cover story touting its "Fast 50." Last fall, the governor promoted the "California Global Warming Solutions Act," which, among other things, mandates a reduction of CO2 emissions by 25 percent to 1990 levels.
In addition, surface sterilized seed of perennial ryegrass was sown onto PDA agar and germinated at 25/15[degrees]C with an 8-h photoperiod in a germinator. Seed from cultivars of Italian ryegrass were evaluated for the presence of its fungal endophyte (N.
Then I realized that I am not the broadcaster of the seeds, the planter, or the germinator. Jean Shinoda Bolen writes, "What comes into being depends on the nature of the seed" (1979, p.
They also reported that Leersia was often an opportunistic germinator with rapid seedling growth after disturbances occurred.
"Burpee's Golden" is a beautiful yellow beet with yellow veined leaves--plant extra, since it's not a good germinator. If you have problems with black bacterial spotting on your leaves, try "Lutz Green Leaf," a green-leafed variety that seems to be resistant.