Paramecium like organism. (NEED HELP IN IDENTIFICATION)

I was exploring an algal sample from an artificial lotus pond’s water. I came across a curious looking organism, which on being rotated by a worm appeared more clearly. It has a macronucleus, and other possible structures. Based on its overall shape, presence of cilia (visible initially), macronucleus and other features, I hypothesized that it…

Lily: Pollen and Cross-section of Stigma

I bought a bouquet of lilies for my mother on her birthday, and a day later, its anthers started dehiscing. I made a slide of the pollen, and viewed it the next morning. The pollen grains appear to have a very good resolution, and the pattern on the exine is quite visible. I was then…

Rot in an Onion root (Nematodes, and an unidentified organism)

An onion at my home started showing roots, so I decided to try and grow a plant from it. I partially immersed the growing root tips in water before transplanting it to a garden pot. But within a week or two, I noticed my plant wasn’t growing at all; rather there was rapid senescence and…

Aloe-

Aloe, is a plant with fleshy leaves and these leaves contain a jelly like substance. It’s quote popular for its cooling and detoxifying effect on the skin, so when my mom asked my to pouch a leaf of aloe to create a face pack, I took the remaining leaf, and using a needle+shear stress on…

Stamen- With pollen inside pollen sacs

I recently came across a flower, with pink petals, and a conical strcuture as the central whorl full of small and minute stamen. I couldnt pluck the flower, but using the forceps, I took out a bunch of stamen. I observed distinctly the filament, and also while observing the anther, I saw certain portions with…

Filamentous Algae from an artificial pond

I recently was exploring a Herbal Garden maintained by the municipal corporation near my home. It has a small lotus pond, which blooms for some part of the year. I found filamentous layers of certain algae near the surface and I picked a small sample from them. I made a slide out of it, and…

T.S. of Monocot Root

Here, the stele is very distinct from the cortex of the root. Vascular bundles can also be viewed, and are polyarche as is characteristic in monocot roots. The root is of an unidentified plant from my backyard. The section has been stained with safranine. Manan Suri (Grade XI)