Patterns of Seed Germination

Seed germination may be considered to be resumption of embryo growth resulting in seed coat rupture and emergence of the young plant. Growth of the embryo requires both cell division and elongation, cell division occurring first in some species and cell elongation in others. For example,

Table 2.2 Lipid and Protein Contents of Several Species of Woody Plants with Seeds High In Lipids


Major storage organ

Lipid (%)

Protein (%)

Queensland nut (Macadamia ternifolia)


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