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The first process responsible for the entry of water into a seed, when it is placed in a suitable environment for germination is

a)

Absorption

b)

Imbibition

c)

Active transport

d)

Osmosis and diffusion



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The first process responsible for the entry of water into a seed, when it is placed in a suitable environment for germination is

a)

Absorption

b)

Imbibition

c)

Active transport

d)

Osmosis and diffusion

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Answer Key / Explanation : (b) -

(b)

Imbibition is a special type of diffusion when water is absorbed by solids-colloids causing them to enormously increase in volume. The classical example of imbibition are absorption of water by seeds and dry wood

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