What is in your slime?

Slime particles under Foldscope 5th Grade Student Work A week ago I started a Foldscope Club for 5th-7th Graders.  I told them to be curious explorers and come see me at recess if they had questions or needed help making slides.   After the weekend a very disappointed girl came to my classroom and said she…

Infected pea pods

Golden yellow-brown coloured raised spots were seen on the pods of pea. A sample was taken from the infected area and teased to separate out the cells. The slide when observd under a foldscope revealed several spores. On surfing the literature, the symptoms matched with those of pea blight. Blight of pea is caused by several…

Microalgal cell Microalgal cell with hyphae.Mixed microlgal cells. Microalgal cell with hyphae from another microscopic field.

Rotifers under Foldscope

Rotifers are microscopic aquatic animals of the phylum Rotifera. Rotifers can be found in many freshwater environments and in moist soil, where they inhabit the thin films of water that are formed around soil particles. On observing pond water under the Foldscope we spotted these rotifers.

Rotting apple seen through a foldscope

Rotting of apple due to fungal growth can lead to post-harvest loss of apple. An apple rotted  during storage. A sample taken on a slide was observed under foldscope. Some spores were spotted in the infected sample. The sample was stained using LCB and spores were obtained in abundance.

Histochemical detection of lipid peroxidation by using Schiff’s reagent staining after 24 hours of Arsenic stress inducing at different concentrations of frenchbean root radical

Histochemical detection of lipid peroxidation by using Schiff's reagent staining after 24 hours of Arsenic stress inducing (150 ppm concn.) Histochemical detection of lipid peroxidation by using Schiff's reagent staining after 24 hours of Arsenic stress inducing (Control treatment) Histochemical detection of lipid peroxidation by using Schiff's reagent staining after 24 hours of Arsenic stress...

Workshop on “Foldscope: Paper Microscope” at NCMR-NCCS, Pune, Maharashtra

A student exposure tour comprising of 13 students and two assistant teachers from MeECL Secondary, School and two ICAR for NEH Region project staff (one JRF and one project assistant) to NCMR-NCCS, Pune, Maharashtra was carried out from 8th to 18th November, 2018. Four days orientation workshop on “Foldscope: Paper Microscope” (under DBT Funded Project) was…

Root plasma membrane integrity was localized by EVANS BLUE staining after 120 hours of Arsenic stress inducing at different concentrations of frenchbean root radical

Root plasma membrane integrity was localized by EVANS BLUE staining after 120 hours of Arsenic stress inducing (150 ppm conc. treatment) Root plasma membrane integrity was localized by EVANS BLUE staining after 120 hours of Arsenic stress inducing (100 ppm conc. treatment) Root plasma membrane integrity was localized by EVANS BLUE staining after 120 hours...

Root plasma membrane integrity was localized by EVANS BLUE staining after 48 hours of Arsenic stress inducing in different concentrations of frenchbean root radical

Root plasma membrane integrity was localized by EVANS BLUE staining after 48 hours of Arsenic stress inducing (150 ppm conc. treatment) Root plasma membrane integrity was localized by EVANS BLUE staining after 48 hours of Arsenic stress inducing (100 ppm conc. treatment) Root plasma membrane integrity was localized by EVANS BLUE staining after 48 hours...

Foldscope workshop for primary children at Temrubahar village, Rajaborari

Foldscope workshop was organized for primary school children at Mogradhana village with the following objectives: To expose them to the usage of foldscope for observing microbes, bacteria, and fungus which were mounted on slides acquired from the hands, mouth, water, feet, and clothes of the individual. Hindi Leaflets were distributed which contain information on hygienic…

Foldscope workshop for primary children at Mogradhana village, Rajaborari

  Foldscope workshop was organized for primary school children at Mogradhana village with the following objectives: To expose them to the usage of foldscope for observing microbes, bacteria, and fungus which were mounted on slides acquired from the hands, mouth, water, feet, and clothes of the individual. To sensitize the children towards personal hygiene and…

Springtail was observed in soil samples using foldscope

Collembola The word “Collembola” is from the ancient Greek κόλλα kólla “glue” and ἔμβολος émbolos “peg”; this name was given due to the existence of the collophore, which was previously thought to stick to surfaces in order to stabilize the creature. Springtails (Collembola) form the largest of the three lineages of modern hexapods that are…

Springtail was identified using foldscope in soil samples

Collembola The word “Collembola” is from the ancient Greek κόλλα kólla “glue” and ἔμβολος émbolos “peg”; this name was given due to the existence of the collophore, which was previously thought to stick to surfaces in order to stabilize the creature. Springtails (Collembola) form the largest of the three lineages of modern hexapods that are…

Springtail was seen under the foldscope in soil samples

Collembola The word “Collembola” is from the ancient Greek κόλλα kólla “glue” and ἔμβολος émbolos “peg”; this name was given due to the existence of the collophore, which was previously thought to stick to surfaces in order to stabilize the creature. Springtails (Collembola) form the largest of the three lineages of modern hexapods that are…

Springtail was identified in soil samples by using foldscope

Collembola The word “Collembola” is from the ancient Greek κόλλα kólla “glue” and ἔμβολος émbolos “peg”; this name was given due to the existence of the collophore, which was previously thought to stick to surfaces in order to stabilize the creature. Springtails (Collembola) form the largest of the three lineages of modern hexapods that are…