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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Germination procedures - page 3
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drain crucibles

4. Following timed soak, use flame-sterlized forceps to lift crucible out of bleach solution and rinse with auto-claved water.  Set crucible on paper towel to drain. 5. Using flamed forceps, place treated seed into medium, with embryo oriented toward the bottom of the container. 

6. The seeds should be suspended equally within the medium to allow for ample room for root growth beneath the seed and coverage by medium over the seed. 7. This magenta box is complete with 5 seeds evenly spaced within the medium area.

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Last Modified: 9/5/2014
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