Imbibition is a special type of diffusion when water is absorbed by solids-colloids causing an enormous increase in volume. Examples include the absorption of water by seeds and dry wood. ... Matrix potential contributes significantly to water in such substances.
Fourth Step: Mobilization Of Seed Germination
a process in living organisms involving the production of energy, typically with the intake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide from the oxidation of complex organic substances.
Fifth Step: Development Of The Embryo
Effects of Light on Seed Germination and Plant Growth. Sunlightaffects plants throughout their life. Plant hormones that respond to light govern the growth of plants from germination through the growing season. Some plants require full sun; others grow in the shade.
Moreover, information regarding the way in which an embryo mobilizes seed reserves during the early stage of germination and seedling development can provide insights into the metabolic processes of germination and the relative nutritional importance of different reserve compounds, which can be considered crucial for ...
Seeds. Embryogenesis occurs naturally as a result of sexual fertilization and theformation of the zygotic embryos. The embryo along with other cells from the mother plant develops into the seed or the next generation, which, after germination, grows into a new plant.