Powdery mildew on Tulsi under foldscope

White powder was seen on upper side of some tulsi leaves. Also the leaves showing powdery mass had turned reddish-brown in colour. The powdery mass when seen through foldscope showed large number of microscopic fungal spores – probably conidia. On the conidiophores, the point of attachment of conidia were clearly marked. Besides, the spores were…

Feathery style, stigma and pollination drop of Lablab

The pistil of Lablab – the flat bean flower was seen to have feathery style, and a capitate stigma under a foldscope. A pollination drop on stigma was a treat to watch under foldscope.   This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

Pollen-pistil interactions in Coix grass

The red coloured  feathery stigma of Coix grass when observed under a foldscope exhibited a beautiful pollen-pistil interaction. How the pollen were entangled within the hair was quite clear. This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

Feathery creatures at Wetlands #Sample -1

During the visit at Ropar wetlands, feathers of different kind of birds were spotted. The students collected these samples and later observed these through foldscope. Sample -1 was a small feather of grey colour Size – about 2.5 -3 cm The feather was fluffy and slightly wooly in appearance     This post is open…

Japanese Garden Visit glimpses followed by Foldscope session

Some glimpses of Japanese Garden of Chandigarh where a Foldscope walk was organised and samples were collected for foldscopy. Students engaged in taking Foldscope instructions during a session @GGDSD, Chandigarh. This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.

GGDSD Foldscope Team @Japanese garden

On the 2nd – Day of the workshop on Foldscope @GGDSD College, Chandigarh, a visit to Japanese Garden, Chandigarh was organized on 10th October, 2018. The garden spreads over an area of 13 acres and has been developed in two phases. An underground 100-foot-long tunnel connects the two phases of the garden.The garden has unique features…