Fungal infection of hibiscus leaf

Vidya GA and Soumitra Banerjee CIIRC-Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka The Hibiscus genus (hibiscus spp.) is a large group of shrubs, perennials and trees that produce large, tropical blooms in vibrant colours. There are many fungal disease on Hibiscus leaf like, Leaf Spot (Fungi – Cercospora spp., Phyllosticta spp. And others), Leaf Rust (Fungus…

Bread-mold fungus

Vidya GA; Sharanya Rao* and Soumitra Banerjee CIIRC-Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka *Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal (Karnataka) The molds on bread were taken and cultured it on the potato dextrose agar media. Spores on the media were observed under foldscope. The mold spreads quickly and the entire bread turns into a green or…

Identification keys of storage pest: Rice weevil- #Indiafoldscopephase 1

Assumed pest: Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) Rice weevil (Sitophilus oryzae) is an important pest of stored rice grain. Infestation starts from the field itself and is thus, a primary stored grain pest. Females lay 2-6 eggs per day and up to 300 over their lifetime. Morphological characteristics ( as observed under foldscope) Beak is present and ridge…

Spores of mold infested peanut under foldscope-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

Stored peanut seeds got infested with mold. Known weight of  infested seeds were washed with known weight sterile water and then 10 μl of above water was taken on a glass slide covered with cover slip and then observed under foldscope. Observed spore pictures are shown below. Fig: Peanut infested mold spore under foldscope With…

Oribatid mite under foldscope-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

We were planned to observe mold mycelia and spores which infested the stored jackfruit seeds. But while observing the mold under foldscope, suddenly we found a moving creature then we focused on that, it was Mite!.             Mites are very small arthropods and has four pairs of segmented legs. There…