one day orientation workshop for village level workers (VLWs) on ” Foldscope as a tool for identification of host plant resistance in various crops”

assembling foldscope viewing through foldscope viewing through foldscope viewing slides viewing slides Helminthosporium turcicum conidia taking picture on phone Helminthosporium turcicum conidia One day orientation workshop for VLWs on FOLDSCOPE as a tool for identification of host resistance in various crops.Funded by: DBT-FOLDSCOPE, Government of IndiaOrganised by : ICAR-NOFRI, SikkimVenue : ICAR-NOFRIEast Sikkim

Bifid stigma of Tagetes under foldscope

The stigma of a disc floret of Tagetes was observed under foldscope. It appeared like a circinately coiled structure with a large number of hair or bristles. 

Tagetes Pollen and petals under foldscope

Tagetes erecta commonly called African marigold belongs to family Asteraceae is an easy-to-grow flowering annual that requires very little maintenance. Marigolds are known for their ornamental importance as well as for production of lutein, the yellow compound.  This is an important chemical for eye health, and some companies breed marigolds specifically to produce blooms rich…

Fern Spores

A sporangium is an enclosure in which spores are formed. It can be a single cell or multicellular. All plants, most of ferns form sporangia at some point in their life cycle. Sporangia can produce spores by mitosis, but are also the site of meiosis and produce genetically distinct haploid spores. Some ferns produce two…

OUTREACH – Workshop on “Foldscopes” for participants of Salters’ Chemistry Camp

Ahands on session on “Foldscopes” was carried out for 65 participants(31 girls and 34 boys) studying in the IX th standard in State Governmentschools from Bhopal, Dewas, Hoshangabad, Raisen, Rajgarh, Sehore, Shahpur,Ujjain, Bhauri, Bakaniya of the state of Madhya Pradesh. This was a part of athree day residential program organised by The Royal Society of Chemistry(India)…

OUTREACH – Introductory session on “Foldscopes” for high school students

An introductory session on”Foldscopes” was carried out for 83 participants from all over India whocame to attend the six day residential Outreach Program “Understanding Science”at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal from May 7 –12, 2018. A talk on “Foldscopes” (short history on microscopes, the need forfoldscopes, working, assembling) followed by the…

Workshop for school students

we have conducted a workshop for school students in a nearby village and they were astonished to see the slides of protozoans and other lower invertebrates attached to my mobile phone. I have focussed paramoecium slide. showed them binary fission in one of the slides conjugation in paramoecium- Temporary union between two paramoecia for the…

Bacteria from my hands

I have tried to observe microorganisms from my hand so imprinted my hand on a nutrient agar plate and incubated it over night . Nexxt day Observed some colonies on the plate I prepared a smear and Gram stained it and observed the slide under foldscope.   Hardeep

Onion Root Tip

I have recently got an opportunity to attend a workshop at GGDSD college, CHANDIGARH. I was amazed to see Foldscope and its wonderful working. The slide which I have seen was of onion root tip. Harsh  

Mushroom spores

Mushroom spores are one-celled, reproductive units. Spores are different in size, shape, and color, so act as an important  identification feature for  a species of mushroom. I went for a nature walk and seen some wild mushrooms I prepared a slide and Foldscoped it. observed spores-these are one-celled, reproductive units -capable of germinating into mycelium, under…