2. C. Sarmiento Checks on Seed Germination (image) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Researcher Carolina Sarmiento checks on seeds inoculated with fungi to learn how the fungi impact germination. Credit Credit: Geetha Iyer/STRI Usage Restrictions Please include photo credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.