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Name: Anna
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Location: MA
Country: N/A
Date: 4/21/2005


Question:
Why does seed size in different plants affect germination rate/final height in plants?


Replies:
These could differ between different species (types) of plants too. Small seeds might be expected to imbibe (take up) water faster than large seeds, so small seeds might germinate faster. However, large seeds have more nutrients stored within the seeds so their plants might be expected to grow taller than plants from smaller seeds.

Possibly helpful:

http://www.leubner.ch/

http://www.uky.edu/Projects/SeedBiology/welcome.htm

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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