Barr body in Cheek cells

A Barr body (named after discoverer Murray Barr) is the inactive X chromosome in a female somatic cell, also called as sex chromatin. Human females have two X chromosomes, while males have one X and one Y. In all of the female somatic cells, one of the X chromosomes is active, and the other is…

Mosquito larva under Foldscope

Mosquitoes passed through four distinct stages during their lives: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The eggs hatch in water, becoming mosquito larvae called “wigglers.” A mosquito larva looks like a small hairy worm. Eye development in mosquito larva Trunk development in mosquito larva

Histology Microscope Slides

Human skin Human ovary Human liver Human liver Human liver Human kidney Human intestine Human intestine Human intestine illium Human brain cerebellum

First foray into the micro world!

After about a year’s wait, recieved the Foldscope. Managed to take a good pic of the fern rhizome structure which came as part of the kit. p I think the above structure is vascular bundle. Not sure of its size though.

Comparing the peels of raw and boiled potato

After learning foldscopy @ GGDSD, Chandigarh, these days everything at home is set to pass through FOLDSCOPE TEST. Guess what?  Maa boiled potatoes for making cutlets, and the science in me asked whether cells in boiled and raw potatoes would look the same? I picked up a potato, gently removed its peel. It was too…

Onion Peel Cell Through Foldscope

Here we use the sample of onion peel cell through foldscope. It is a wonderful experience. Bharathkumar Project Fellow – Foldscope Project, Media Research Forum, Madurai.

And There is much to be done…… Back_To_Work by Abhi

Brahminy Starling, one of the beautiful and hardworking creature on this earth. Hopefully Now M feeling happy and like a nature Lover bcoz explored and learnt name of so many birds the couple of days back, made me just gland. I feel like she is saying,”There’s much to dô but from where to start,  has…

In the meantime lets sit and give a pose: Nature’s ♥ by Abhi

Well,  we find the major similarity among us and monkeys.  When saw that in my friend’s wall,  without thinking posted here so that it could reach the more people. If I’m not wrong then whenever see it,  I think like the leisure time is the best one and especially the one with the group of…

Check your cheek cells

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018   Deep down in the center of cheek  cells, the ‘wise’ nucleus appeared through the  foldscope, to give a surprise visit for the viewers. The cells are irregular in shape and have the nucleus at the center. K. T. Veronica, TSWREIS Gowlidoddi These are our foldscope numbers:…

A Day in TIFR

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018 Sharada Haritha Foldscope ID Numbers: 000207EAA812, 00020CD0BE1C, 000284DDDE15, 00020E40738C, 0002050BFFDF, 000246BEACDD, 00020F8783D5, 00024E2E4719, 00022A696A85, 0002236629B9, 00026F864341, 00022E951CC1, 0002068A5D50, 0002E06E7868, 00024A310B26, 000275D93994, 00022A6964FC, 0002110CFC29, 000227DB1712, 00022656B03D, 0002976B2C1C, 00026E3A1B01.

Observation of stomata in Little hogweed (Portulaca oleracea)

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad,June 19-20, 2018 We observed the Portulaca leaf which is a dicot, leaf arrangment is alternate We observed guard cells. In this plant the stomata are paracytic in nature i.e. stomata have subsidiary cells parallel to the opening between the guard cells. Archana, Geetha Kumari, Rajeswari, TSWREIS  Dharmaram B. Our Foldscope Id…

Onion peel of outer epidermis and inner epidermis

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad, June 19-20, 2018 A. Durga & V. Sravanthi, TSWREIS Mahindra Hills 0002DE92B795 00020F209C88 0002DF026902 00022E8ABF01 000201CCBBC8 000204F47A4B 00020B0650D4 00025561AFF9 0002E19FEA1B 000225B842D9 000225702339 0002DF2D32BA 0002DCD02445 0002C13B3BFB 00021287227D 00022CA412EC 00020A884D000FC 000206FA4F17 000212F487B4 0002E0CD4D82 0002C1A2551F 00029C1B6A13

Algae in pond water

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018   Thin strands of filamentous algae are seen in the above picture. Live diatoms and micro arthropods are seen moving actively around  the algae (may be in search of food). We are not sure about the name of the algae, whether they are Ulothrix or Oedogonium. Can…

Ixodes ricinus nymph

Nyph of Ixodes ricinus/castor bean tick Ixodes ricinus belongs to the family of hard ticks (ixodidae). They are distinguished from soft ticks by presence of a hard shield (scutum). It is segmented in to body parts: The gnathosoma which contains the head and mouthparts, and the posterior idiosoma which contains the legs, digestive tract. On…

Observation of pollen grains in Hibiscus

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018 We observed the pollen grains of Hibiscus rosasinensis, which belongs to Malvaceae family. The pollen grains are very clear and olive yellow in colour. The surface of pollen colporate (having apertures which combine a rounded pore and a groove) having numerous round tip spines. E. Sreenivas (JL in…

Observation of plant cells with the help of foldscope

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018 Fleshy scales of onion used to take out the peel: Mobile  image of onion peel cells observed under foldscope: Cell wall, cell membrane  and nucleus can be observed in cells Satyanarayana Chary, Rammohan Rao & Srinivas, TSWREIS Shaikpet Our Foldscope Ids: 0002CFA5E69C 000262098FDC 0002E378F9E7 000270158C05 00024A8984F5 0002379BE524…

Binary Fission in Amoeba and Amazing Arthropods

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018 We viewed a sample of pond water through a Foldscope and were surprised to observe the following: (1) Two daughter Amoebae in the process of splitting (2) Dividing Nucleus was also visible. Microarthropods in a sample of pond water We prepared a slide of pond water and…

Regarding Twinning Partner

Dear All My Foldscope project proposal is on “Screening for helminthes infection in locally available fish population of Nagaon District, Assam, using foldscope. ”  it will  involve the screening of helminth parasite life cycle stages across the piscine hosts. Anyone interested in this area may please contact me. Lalit Mohan Goswami

Nature’s Real Beauty

Nature’s Real BeautyBeauty is not artificial, it’s real and that’s exactly what nature gift’s us ,the real, wild and adorable beauty. The different colors of this flower embrace the beauty of nature. By Aditi lobiyal lakes international school Bhimtal

Transverse Section of Portulaca oleracea stem

Foldscope workshop at TIFR Hyderabad June 19-20, 2018 Mary Mrudula Saraswathi Arunajyothi Foldscope ID Numbers: 0002D6527B52, 00024E5F063C, 0002E28444D7, 000257A9169E, 00024CD92710, 0002E26B66D0, 0002E22BA7B0, 000227846242, 0002383FBEDC, 0002BD0506F4, 0002E16CE210, 0002142385DD, 00020BF34D0E, 00025376D2D6, 00021FF29FBA, 0002D1639902, 00021507383A, 0002D820E4E4, 0002234435A6, 0002BDBCA2A4, 000298508867, 00027C082465, 0002799C742E

twining partner

We need a twining partner from Assam/Arunanchal Pradesh for the Fodscope project. We are working on diversity of Blue- green algae. Interested fellows are requested to provide their contact no. and address or may contact me at (Mobile no. 09557797597).

Skin Biopsy

Section from a skin biopsy shows atrophied epidermis with hyperkeratosis with pigmented cells in basal layer as seen under foldscope from Department of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Chronic Non-specific Appenditis

Section from appendix shows mucosal lining with underlying lymphoid follicle as seen under foldscope from Department of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain