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How to draw line of best fit for effect of heat on rate of germination?

In class, I need to draw a graph which represents the effect of temperature of germination. It must be a line of best fit. I understand that if it's freezing, no germination can occur, then when it ...
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Would salt cause a pistachio nut not to be able to germinate?

If I buy a bag of pistachio nuts that have been hand picked off the tree when ripe, then salted in a (light) saltwater solution, then vacuum-sealed, and stored in a refrigerator, then will they ...
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Plant growing inside a fruit

Today after cutting open a papaya , a plant was found in it: How is it possible for a plant to grow in a fruit? How does it gets $CO_2$ and light for photosynthesis?
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Do seeds use cellular respiration when they are germinating?

Do seeds use cellular respiration when they are germinating?
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Are there any fruits that rely on dispersal of their seeds using excrement?

Are there any fruits that have seeds which can survive the digestive entirety of an animal's digestive system and remain germinable once passed on in animal excrement? Perhaps this is the primary ...
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How should lentil roots grow in a microgravity system?

I recently executed an experiment in which I collocated 20 lentil seeds in independent Petri boxes with an agar agar solution, all of it located in a clinostat (a slowly rotating device used to ...
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What is an example of a plant species that is a halophyte with seeds that germinate quickly?

I’m doing an experiment on the effect of salt concentration on the germination of seeds from halophyte plants. What would be an example of a species that is suitable for such an experiment? I would ...
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How can I test a germinating pea seed for the presence of maltose?

I need to do a simple experiment to test whether germinating pea seeds produce maltose for the breakdown of starch into simple sugars.
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Previously frozen papaya seeds sprouted. How will it affect the plants?

I thought about asking this on Gardening SE, but it seems to me as a technical subject which requires biological expertise to answer. This is not something that usually occurs for gardeners, so I don'...
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Determine which seed will germinate first

I recently studied about plant physiology for a test. Strangely, there was this question which I had no idea how to approach. The question is, Which seed will germinate first? a) Castor b) Wheat c)...
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Yew seed dormancy reduction

Yew seeds have very long dormancy when artificially planted. They are also adapted to passage through digestive systems of animals that eat/transport them. But could the dormancy be shorter (or the ...
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What mechanism is responsible for germinating in the right direction (root towards gravity)? [duplicate]

Regardless of the initial seed orientation, the root always grows/sprouts/germinates "towards gravity" (see picture), sometimes curving around in sharp 180°. What is the mechanism responsible for ...
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Confusion regarding seedless grape and the normal process of germination

In general, does seedless grape by definition contains seed or is the seed small enough that the process of ingestion creates the illusion that there is no seed? If the latter is true, is the ...
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What metabolic processes do dormant and ungerminated seeds carry out?

What metabolic processes does a dormant embryo in a seed carry out? Seeds will not germinate, either because of a lack of favourable conditions, seed hibernation, or because of a genetically pre-...
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Is light required for seed germination?

Is light required for germination of every seed? If not, why don't some plants require it? Is there any difference in the quality and duration of light required ? It would be interesting if someone ...
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Plant a whole fruit or only seeds?

I'm trying to figure out whether it is better for the plant to reproduce by planting its whole fruits with seeds inside them, or picking the seeds out and planting them without the fruit. In my case ...