Isolation and Identification of Anabaena Azollae from Azolla through Foldscope

Anabaena Azollae is a small filamentous phototrophic cyanobacteria generally seen as a multicellular organism with two distinct, interdependent cell types. The first is a small, circular, photoautotrophic “vegetative” cell that performs oxygenic photosynthesis and is typically blue green in color. The second is a heterocyst; a larger, paler, more homogenous cell produced by Anabaena to…

Alternaria species observed under Foldscope

Alternaria is a genus of ascomycete fungi. Alternaria species are known as major plant pathogens. They are also common allergens in humans, growing indoors and causing hay fever or hypersensitivity reactions that sometimes lead to asthma. Alternaria is a ubiquitous fungal genus with numerous species that cause pre- and post-harvest damage to agricultural products including…

Reaching The Unreached: Foldscope in the hands of Nicobarese tribes at Harminder Bay (Hutbay), Little Andaman

One day Foldscope workshop on “Role of Foldscope Microscopy in minimising the risk of zoonotic diseases, field level diagnosis of plant diseases and ensure the personal hygiene of Nicobarese tribal farmers” was organised in collaboration with ICAR – Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair. The said event was organised on 20.03.2019 at Harminder Bay,…

Mucor Species observed under Foldscope

Mucor is a filamentous fungus found in soil, plants, decaying fruits and vegetables. As well as being ubiquitous in nature and a common laboratory contaminant, Mucor spp. may cause infections in man, frogs, amphibians, cattle, and swine.