Plant Science. Plant Growth & Development: Seed Germination Instructional Materials Service Texas A&M University - 8385 -. Objectives. After completing the topic, the student will be able to: 1.explain the importance of seeds; 2.identify the structural parts of a seed;
Plant Growth & Development: Seed Germination
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Plant Growth & Development:
Axis of Embryo
Dicots include: Garden beans, legumes,alfalfa, soybeans, and cowpeas.
Corn, wheat, rice, and oats are typical monocots.
Factors affecting seed germination:
Conditions that may affect the viability
and germination of seeds include:
The Germination Process
Steps in the germination process:
The seed coat ruptures
permitting the young
root (radicle) to emerge
and grow downward to
anchor the plant.
Two types of seed germination occur
among dicots based on how the
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