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Descriptor in English: Germination
Descriptor in Spanish: Germinación
Descriptor in Portuguese: Germinação
Descriptor in French: Germination
Entry term(s): Germinations
Tree number(s): G07.345.625.249
G15.357
Scope note: The initial stages of the growth of SEEDS into a SEEDLINGS. The embryonic shoot (plumule) and embryonic PLANT ROOTS (radicle) emerge and grow upwards and downwards respectively. Food reserves for germination come from endosperm tissue within the seed and/or from the seed leaves (COTYLEDON). (Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
History Note: 95
See also the descriptors: Seedlings MeSH
DeCS UI: 32221
Descriptor UI: D018525
Date Established: 1995/01/01
Date of Entry: 1994/06/07
Revision Date: 2016/06/23
Germination - Preferred
Concept UI M0027773
Scope note The initial stages of the growth of SEEDS into a SEEDLINGS. The embryonic shoot (plumule) and embryonic PLANT ROOTS (radicle) emerge and grow upwards and downwards respectively. Food reserves for germination come from endosperm tissue within the seed and/or from the seed leaves (COTYLEDON). (Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990)
Preferred term Germination
Entry term(s) Germinations



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