NEIL BROMHALL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NEIL BROMHALL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Timelapse footage of a French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) germinating underground. This is an example of epigeal germination, where the stem (hypocotyl) bearing the first leaves (cotyledons) forms a hook shape, which pulls the leaves upwards to the surface before straightening. Cropped from 3872x2592 pixels. See clip K003 7997 for a version with aspect ratio 4:3.
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