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Sun December 02, 2012 By:
 

what is the difference between germination and fertilization?

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Mon December 03, 2012
Germination is the process in which a plant or fungus emerges from a seed or spore and begins growth.
Fertilization on the other hand is the fusion of gametes to produce a new organism. In flowering plants double fertilization occurs. It involves the fusion of two sperm cell nuclei of the male gametophyte with two cell nuclei of female gametophyte. One sperm fuses with the haploid egg cell to form the zygote. The other sperm unites with the diploid central cell to form a triploid cell that will develop to an endosperm.
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