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Unformatted text preview: o What is imbibition? What can it stimulate? Imbibition is the uptake of water; it can stimulate germination and the release of hormones o If a seed is NOT dormant what is needed for seed to germinate? Just water and a moderate temperature in order to initiate imbibition o If a seed is dormant what are some examples of things it might need to germinate? A waiting period (after- ripening) A period of cold temperature (show the passing of winter) Red-Light (however, far-red light will reinforce dormancy) Mechanical scarification (example: going through the gut of an animal) Chemicals (a fire) Hormones o Two plant hormones effective in germination? Gibberellins (GA)- mobilize nutrients; facilitating germination Abscisic acid (ABA)- restricts germination...
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