Rotifers: Beating of their Ciliary Crown, Feeding and Locomotory Behaviour through Foldscope

Rotifers, also called wheel-animalcules, are microscopic aquatic invertebrates that constitute the phylum Rotifera and found in aquatic environments all around the world The name Rotifer comes from the Latin words “wheel bearers” because the circular arrangement of moving cilia (tiny hairlike structures) at the front end resembles a rotating wheel. The cilia on the corona beat to create a…

Microscopic Characterization of Salt-Stress Induced Cell Death in the Unicellular Green Algae Chlorella vulgaris

Salt-stress induced cell death in the unicellular green algae Chlorella vulgaris was investigated by incubating the algae cells with high salinity NaCl solution (150 mM) which typically causes cell damage or cell-death due to the osmotic potential which affects the permeability of the plasmalemma, cell growth and metabolic rate of the algae cells. The damaged cells can be characterized…