Xylitol

This 5-carbon sugar used as a sugar substitute. Though found naturally in a number of foods, and a product of our normal metabolism, industrially it may be produced from wood and wood products. Here are two images with plane polarized and polarized light.

Display of foldscope in the science exhibition at book fair, sibsagar, ASsAm, organised by doon public school, Sibsagar, in association with Sibsagar commerce college foldscopecommunit

Particules from Californian’s fire

It has been two days now that a part of California is on fire. It’s possible to see a smoky sky since and the particules are then falling everywhere in the Bay Area. I left my bike outside Stanford’s campus during the last week and it was cover as you can see : Under a…

Student exchange program under DBT funded project

  A group of students from Shillong visited National Centre for Cell Science, Pune under DBT funded project. Dr Krishnappa and his team made all the travel arrangements and NCCS hosted students. First day was great, students visited different facilities and interacted with the Director NCCS and Head NCMR, and assembled foldscope.

Stained Rat liver section observed under foldscope.

Panel A shows H&E stained DEN treated rat liver section, with disorganized liver architecture, dilated sinusoids, and expanded portal vein. Panel B shows the same section, with  Oil red-O staining where the positive red staining is more as lipogenic molecules are more active in  this sample. a & b images are zoom out (3X) images…

Spoiler alert -Yoghurt

The sorrow I felt when my newly bought packet of yoghurt got spoiled… quickly turned into happiness when I realised it’s loss hadn’t been in vain….. Looking at my foldscope which was lying over my bag I decided why not figure out how the bacteria are doing inside the spoiled packet… So I take out…

FOLDSCOPE TWINNING PROGRAM MPL.HR.SEC.SCHOOL WITH APEX CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL- MOTBUNG -MANIPUR ON 31ST OCTOBER 2018

FOLDSCOPE TRAINING PROGRAMME at Heirok Higher Secondary School, Heirok, Thoubal District Manipur, organised by FOLDSCOPE TEAM, Dept. of Botany, G.P. Women’s College, Imphal, Manipur on 10th Nov. 2018

FOLDSCOPE TEAM, Dept. of Botany, G.P. Women’s College,  Imphal, Manipur  Foldscope Training Programme was organised at Heirok Higher Secondary School, Heirok, Thoubal District, Manipur on 10th November, 2018. The School is 35 Km away from the G.P. Women’s College, Imphal. 35 students of class IX to XII standards were participated in the training. A lecture…

Fold Scope Project Twinning Programme                                                                                                    …

FIELD TRIP SESSION DURING OUR TWINNING PROGRAM IN KOHIMA-IMPHAL

FOLDSCOPE PROJECT -TWINNING PARTNERS MUNICIPAL HR.SEC.SCHOOL,APEX CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL,AND JOHN STON HR.SEC.SCHOOL WAS HELD  AT IMPHAL IN APEX CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

FOLDSCOPE PROJECT -TWINNING OF MUNICIPAL HR.SEC.SCHOOL CHENNAI WITH APEX CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL IMPHAL ON 31 OCTOBER 2018

Pollen view of Chrysanthemum under foldscope

Chrysanthemum, commonly known as mums, are perennial autumn flowers dawning from Asia and north-eastern Europe. They exist in a wide variety of colours and different shapes ; thus are grown commercially in huge quantities. The pollens appear naturally yellow and spherical in shape.               

Pollen Grains of Trees

We tamilnadu science forum (TNSF) conducted National Childrens Science Congress (state level) at KPR Institute of Technology, Coimbatore on 9,10,11 th November. Around 800 Students and 400 teachers are participated.  When we ( Pa.Pa.Kanakaraj, Pa.Iniyan, Mo.Pandiyarajan) collected some samples that pollen grains of trees in and around the campus. And also we trained those people…

Pollen morphology of wild Musa spp. collected from Arunachal Pradesh.

Wild Musa species collected from Arunachal Pradesh, India, were studied for its pollen morphology. The male bud of the plant bearing the male flowers were used. The creamy white pollen from the anthers were dusted on the slide and viewed under the foldscope. The pollens appeared spherical to ovoid in shape.

Demodex canis in the Skin scraping of dog

Demodectic mange, sometimes just called “demodex” or “red mange”, is the most common form of mange in dogs. It is caused by the Demodex canis, a parasite that lives in the hair follicles of dogs. The mite is shaped like a cigar with eight legs.

Pollen of Tridax daisy under foldscope

The plant bears Daisy like yellow centered white or yellow flowers with three toothed ray florets.Commonly called as coat buttons.The leaves are toothed and generally arrowhead shaped.It is native to the tropical Americas.This plant can be found in fields ,meadows ,croplands,disturbed areas,lawns and roadsides in areas with tropical and semitropical climates.Traditionally Tridax procumbens has been…

Pigeon louse

Columbicola columbae also known as pigeon louse resembles a typical louse, being wingless and dorso-ventrally flattened with eyes that are not well-developed (vestiges of eyes).

Pollen of Portulaca Oleracea under foldscope

Commonly called as red root,pursley,verdolaga etc.It has smooth ,reddish,mostly prostrate stems and the leaves which may be alternate or opposite are clustered at stem joints and ends.The flowers are five regular parts and are up to 6mm wide.Depending upon rainfall,the flowers appear at any time during the year.It may be used fresh as a salad…

Helicotylenchus: a spiral nematode seen under foldscope

Helicotylenchus, commonly known as spiral nematodes is a genus of nematodes in the family Hoplolamidae. They survive as parasitic nematodes of plant ; feeding either inside the host plant roots (endoparasite) or outside (ectoparasite), as a result causing economic damage to agricultural crops.The genus Helicotylenchus however, belongs to the ectoparasites.