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Germination HTML5


Germination is the development of a plant embryo inside the seed. At maturity, the seed is detached from the mother plant in order to be disseminated in the wild. It then begins a dormant period whose duration depends on available space and on conditions of  temperature , humidity and oxygen in its environment.

The different stages in the germination of  bean seed are described in this animation under different environmental conditions.

Click on the drop down menu to choose an environment for germination.

Learning goals

  • To understand the  conditions necessary for germination.
  • To identify the different stages in germination.

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In order to germinate, the seed needs:

  • Water: A seed cannot germinate in dry soil.
  • Oxygen: A  seed is a living organism that respires. A favorable soil is one that is well aerated. A soil…

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