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Subject: Why are seeds alive?

Date: Sun Apr 25 01:46:24 1999
Posted by Chun Ming Wong
Grade level: 10-12 School: Ngee Ann Secondary School
City: No city entered. State/Province: No state entered. Country: Singapore
Area of science: General Biology
ID: 925022784.Gb

Seeds are alive right? However, why is it that it can be alive 
since the seed itself is dry. No cell can be alive while dry, 
right? Furthermore, the whole seed is actually consists of cells, 
 right? Not dead matter. What causes the cells to grow and break 
down food substances when certain condition/s(for example, water) 
is meet?

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