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Question 1: The most important external factors include temperature, water, oxygen and sometimes ________ or darkness.

Question 2: Once the pollen grain lands on the stigma of a receptive ________ (or a female cone in gymnosperms), it takes up water and germinates.
SeedFruitFlowering plantFlower

Question 3: When seeds are formed, most plants store a food reserve with the seed, such as starch, ________, or oils.

Question 4: For some seeds, their future germination response is affected by environmental conditions during seed formation; most often these responses are types of ________.
Abscisic acidSeed dormancyFruit anatomyMangrove

Question 5: Like seeds, ________ grains are severely dehydrated before being released to facilitate their dispersal from one plant to another.
FruitFlowering plantPollenFlower

Question 6: In ________, barley seeds are treated with gibberellin to ensure uniform seed germination for the production of barley malt.
Alcoholic beverageEthanolBrewingBeer

Question 7: ________, tamarind, and papaya are examples of plants that germinate this way.
SoybeanCommon beanMaizeBean

Question 8: Another germination event during the life cycle of gymnosperms and ________ is the germination of a pollen grain after pollination.
EmbryophyteFernFlowering plantBryophyte

Question 9: In slime molds, germination refers to the emergence of ________ cells from the hardened spore.

Question 10: When the seed imbibes water, hydrolytic enzymes are activated which break down these stored food resources into metabolically useful ________.
Chemical substanceCarbonOxygenChemistry

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