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EBC-43 Beta SP; NET-476 DigiBeta (at 01:42:26:00)
Color 1957 Tells of the importance of seed-producing plants, distinguishes between angiosperms and gymnosperms and between dicotyledons and monocotyledons. Through time-lapse photography, shows the germination of a variety of seeds. Illustrates with samples of the various seeds and explains that all seeds are alike in that they contain an embryo, a seed coat, and food. By drawings, distinguishes between monocots and dicots and discusses the plumule and hypocotyl. Depicts the treating of seeds to speed germination and, by time-lapse photography, demonstrates germination. Points out that the size of the seed is no indication of the size of the resulting plant." (EFL). 00:01:44:00 Color 1957 ECU apple apple cut in half 00:04:40:00 Color 1957 Plant grows by time-lapse (pine seedling). 00:05:54:00 Color 1957 Display of seed packages for sale 00:06:20:00 Color 1957 Pea seeds grow by time-lapse more seed plant growth repeated to end of film. 00:11:15:00 Color 1957 TD redwood tree brief