GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN PLANTS
The main growth and development phase in plants begins with the germination of the mature seed. Seeds are of two kinds depending on the number of cotyledons or embryo leaves.
STRUCTURE OF THE SEED
Dormancy in Seeds
Factors that Cause Dormancy
Ways of Breaking Dormancy
Conditions Necessary for Germination
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Growth is a characteristic feature of all living organisms.
Most multi cellular organisms start life as a single cell and gradually grow into complex organisms with many cells. This involves multiplication of cells through the process of cell division.
This quantitative permanent increase in size of an organism is referred to as growth.
For growth to take place the following aspects occur