Microbes observed in coriander plant

Coriander is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae. It is also known as Chinese parsley. All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds are commonly used for cooking. The coriander plant was washed in distilled water and the wash water was observed under foldscope. Live motile microorganisms…

Fungal spores on tomato

Vidya GA and Soumitra Banerjee CIIRC-Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka Fungal diseases can be a major problem of tomatoes. A fungal infection can spread rapidly through tomato leaves and eventually to the fruit. Some of the most common fungal diseases that infect tomatoes grown in the home garden include Anthracnose fruit rot, Early blight,…

North-East Twinning Program- Key characteristics of Green leaf hopper from North- East under foldscope- #Indiafoldscopephase1

Rice Green Leafhoppers Scientific names:Nephotettix virescens, N. nigropictus, N. cincticeps Manipuri name: Marek asangbi The green rice leafhopper is one of the most devastating insects of cultivated rice(Oryzasativa L.) and distributed widely in Asia. They not only cause damage by sucking sap from phloem and xylem of susceptible cultivars causing a typical damage symptom known as…

Infected drumstick leaves-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

There was some powdery mass like infection we found on lower surface of drumstick leaves.  We brought those leaves into lab and observed under foldscope and we found amazing things. Fig: Infestation found on drumstick leaves We found some circular embryo like structures, along with spores of fungus and also we found lot of mite body…

Onion cells under foldscope-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

Thin epidermis membrane from the layers of onion was pulled out and mounted on glass slide using a drop of water and cover slip, observed under foldscope. A large rectangular interlocked cells with distinct cell walls was observed. Fig. Onion cells without staining under foldscope Safranin was used to stain the cells. Fig. Onion cells…

Horsegram fungal infestaion observed under foldscope-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

Germinated horsegram seedlings were infected with cottony white mold mass. There are many possible types of fungi or slime mould could cause the infection. Fig. Infested horsegram Fungal mycelia and spores were observed under foldscope by taking small cottony scrap. Fig. Mycelium of white mold under foldscope Fig. Spores of white mold Mycelium was grown inside…