Magnification Comparison

Date: 19th Jun 2018Place: Life Science Lab, St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai Description: The magnification of the assembled Foldscope (140X) was compared with that of the standard compound light microscope (10X and 40X lenses). Permanent slides were viewed. A slight aberration was observed at the edges of the field of view of the Foldscope possibly…

Workshop for Zoology students on Foldscope

Students of MSc Zoology, Barkatulla University, bhopal have experienced the microscopic view under Foldscope. They are working on Mosquitoes in their dissertation and have tried their larva and adult mosquito slides under foldscope.

Two-day workshop on Foldscope for school students of RMNH camp.

Students from different schools and classes attended nature study camp at Regional Museum of Natural History, Bhopal. These students were given the workshop on Foldscope (Collection, Identification and Demonstration) of Foldscope by Barkatullah University, Bhopal On first day students got informed on field about the Collection of aquatic microorganisms from the lake and on the…

Poster Presentation on Foldscope for Nagaland educational faculties visit under Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat mission

A team of Professors from various colleges of Nagaland visited Barkatullah University, Bhopal under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat mission. They have been given the information about Foldscope and its application by a poster presentation. Dr Llimatemjen, Associate Professor, Dept. Of Zoology, Kohima Science College, Jotsoma, Kohima have shown interest in further collaborative work with…

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…

Two Days Workshop on Foldscope with The North-East Region (Assam)

Barkatullah University, Bhopal has also received the Foldscope project entitled “Assessment of Ecosystem Health of rivers using microscopic organisms as Bio-indicators” and in that course the team of this project visited the North East Region for conducting the workshop. Principal Investigator Prof. Anil Prakash, Head, Department of Microbiology, Co-Principal Investigator Dr Vipin Vyas and Junior…

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,…

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…

Trichoderma fungus

By Vidya GA and Soumitra Banerjee CIIRC-Jyothy Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka The genus Tricoderma is one of the most abundant fungi that have been shown to be present in all climatic zones. As such, it can be found in virtually all soils or rotting wood given that they are found in the roots of…

Aspergillus species stained with lactophenol cotton blue

The spores on mango kernels are stained with lactophenol cotton blue solution and observed under foldscope. Lactophenol cotton blue stain is formulated with lactophenol, which serves as a mounting fluid, and cotton blue. Organisms suspended in the stain are killed due to the presence of phenol. Cotton blue is an acid dye that stains the…

Indian borage

(also known as mexicon mint) Scientific name: Plectranthus amboinicus Student names : Bharathi kumari,Shilpashree College name: CMR National PU college ,ITPL Description: Clade: Angiosperms , Order: Lamiales , Family: Lamiaceace , Genus: Plectranthus , Spieces: P.amboinicus, Fig .1. Stoma of a leaf under a microscope Fig .2. Stomata of leaf under foldscope . In botany, a stoma (also stomate; plural stomata) is…

Outreach workshop at Pragjyotish school, Panjabari, Guwahati (assam)

On dated 03-09-2019, an outreach workshop on the use Foldscope was organised in Pragjyotish School, Panjabari, Guwahati (Assam). Me (PI) , CoPI Dr. Namrem Suchindrajit Singh, Project Asstt. Santana Saikia and two of my student Rubina and Anandita were present there.Students of class VII, IX and X were targeted and taught about assembly of Foldscope…

Entodinium caudatum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium caudatum protozoa in the rumen of cattle was identified using foldscope.

Diplodinium flabellum in rumen fluid

Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium Diplodinium flabellum protozoa in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified using foldscope. Diplodinium flabellum is a rare species that has only been found in Indian cattle and it is ovoid to triangular in side view.

Metadinium affine in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Metadinium Metadinium affine protozoa was identified using foldscope. Metadinium affine has skeletal plates lying adjacent to each other.

Metadinium banksi in rumen fluid

DBT scheme -“Foldscope for diagnosis rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Metadinium Metadinium banksi protozoa was identified using foldscope. Metadinium banksi is ellipsoidal with a smoothly rounded posterior end and has two converging skeletal plates.

Entodinium dilobum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium dilobum protozoa in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified using Foldscope. The organism is ellipsoidal with two incurved spines that nearly touch at their tips.