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Are seeds living or nonliving?



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Seeds are living. You can do experiments that show that some of the tissues inside of seeds remain active and are going through some basic metabolic steps, such as in cellular respiration. In other words, seeds are using small amounts of stored energy, staying alive and "waiting" for good conditions to begin to grow. Most seeds need things like water and certain temperatures to begin to grow. Some seeds need special conditions, such as a period of cold weather or even being scorched in a forest fire to begin to grow.

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