Cyclopoid :Green Biocontrol agent of Dengue vector

The Cyclopoida are small crustaceans from the subclass Copepoda. Similar copepods, members of Cyclopoida are small, planktonic animals living in the freshwater and  sea habitats. They are  characterized by their  rapid movement. Their larval development is metamorphic, and their embryos are  in paired or single sacs attached to first abdominal somite. Recently those are attracted as Effective Green solution for Mosquito vector control. They are selectively…

Fold Scope: Vital Friend for Field Research Survey for pest biocontrolling agent

Fold Scope:  Vital Friend for Field Research Survey for pest biocontrolling agent   The Jalgaon , is famous city for  high temperature in summers Maharashtra, India is (20.997984°N 75.566711°E.)  Maharashtra, India). We observed heavy infestation of Spodoptera caterpillar on neem plant, in the month of October- November 2018,  whole Neem (Azadirachta indica) plant population are converted in leafless branches.  To find solutions and…

Bacteriovorus Vorticella: Symbiotic, commensal or parasites ???

Bacteriovorus Vorticella: Symbiotic, commensal or parasites ???  Vorticella, a genus of peritrich protozoan. It is one of the very first protists seen by Antony van Leeuwenhoek who observed it through the lens of his simple microscope in the late seventeenth century. Vorticella has a bell-shaped body with a ciliated in the oral cavity at one…

Testate amoebae from non irrigated soil ( Cotton field)

Testate amoebae are tiny microscopic single-celled organisms found in soil, water, wetlands etc. The amoeba secretes the siliceous or calcareous shells themselves grow,  and that shell called a ‘test’, hence the name. Testate amoebae. Testate amoebae have one aperture, or hole, in its shell out of which it projects itself to move around and feed. The…

Acanthamoeba Cyst from Soil

  Acanthamoeba are soil, water-free living bacteriovorous amoebae, which show two morphological forms, trophozoite metabolically active and resistant, dormant stage Cyst

Spirostomum from irrigated banana soil

Spirostomum is free-living ciliate protists that reproduce asexually majorly by binary fissions. Organisms also show conjugation mechanism during which compatible individual organism come together and transfer genetic material across a cytoplasmic link.