Section of Lotus Root

On 8th June, 2018, I, along with my fellow students of CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore, observed a section of a lotus root under the foldscope. The root was obtained from a lotus plant growing in pond near my home.  On seeing the root without any aid, the root appeared spongy. When we…

Onion Root Tip

Here’s the first foldscope image I’ve ever taken. It is a prepared slide of an onion root tip, stained with acetocarmine to visualise the chromosomes. The onion root tip is a great sample to observe the stages of mitosis, however, most of the division is occurring a bit farther back along the root than where…

Live imaging of plant root tips

Imaging live root tips growing under a foldscope. It’s freezing outside (-25 C) but I have some plants growing inside the home. I found a few root tips and mounted in a slide. Take a look; here is an attached video. Imaging live root tips with plants growing under a #foldscope. Although I am in…