Freshwater Algae

Ulothrix is a genus of green algae in the family Ulotrichaceae. Ulothrix is a genus of filamentous green algae, generally found in fresh and marine water. Its cells are normally as broad as they are long, and they thrive in the low temperatures of spring and winter. They become attached to surfaces by a modified…

Fresh water Diatom

he genus Synedra has long, needle-like cells that exist singly or in radiate colonies. In the colonies the cells are clustered together at one point by a mucilage cushion that is secreted from a pore field on each cell. Certain species have two short horns or spines protruding from the valve face just above the…

An Impromptu Foldscope Workshop at TCIS, Hyderabad

The wild ivy grows wherever it pleases, said Marty Rubin. Although we have conveniently taken this quote from his dystopian novel, ‘The Boiled Frog Syndrome’, we have figured out that our excitement is in no way any less — it grows wherever it pleases, whenever it pleases, and also however it pleases. To feed this…

Agyathuri High School, Kamrup, Assam

A foldscope orientation program was conducted by CEE North East at Agyathuri High School, Kamrup, Assam. There were 45 numbers of students and teachers present in the programme. We started the programme with a brief introduction about our project and foldscope that students can learn foldscope and use it in their science project. All the…

Outreach#5: St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Mumbai

Date: 3rd Apr 2019Place: Geology Postgraduate Lab, St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), MumbaiNumber of participants: 20Description:After almost an year of working on the DBT – Prakash Lab India Foldscope Phase 1 project, we managed to conduct a Foldscope workshop on our home ground at St Xavier’s. The students had got to work with the Foldscope at…

Exploring!

Date: 20th Jun 2018Place: Life Science Lab, St Xavier’s College (Autonomous), MumbaiDescription: My first few Foldscope images! Exploring was fun! I looked at a plant leaf that I picked on my way to college, some soil from the college garden and a run-away thread from my cotton dress. Observations:The leaf section was too thick and…

Awareness program on foldscope assembly

We conduct a awareness program on foldscope assembly at N.S Iyah Memorial Higher secondary school, Ketti Palada, Nilgiri. Students were so eager to view the sample through the foldscope. They were so excited and assembled the foldscope within 10 minutes for surprise.

Ostracodinium nucleolobum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ostracodinium Ostracodinium nucleolobum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Ostracodinium nucleolobum is roughly triangular to flattened ellipsoidal and left side is slightly convex, while right side is nearly flat.

Ostracodinium mammosum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme- “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ostracodinium Ostracodinium mammosum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Ostracodinium mammosum has two caudal lobes, round lobe on left side and concave lobe on right side.

Eremoplastron in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Rumen fluid was collected from a healthy cow. Smear was prepared with one drop of rumen fluid, stained with lugol’s iodine and visualized under foldscope. Protozoa under the genus Eremoplastron was identified.

Polyplastron in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Rumen fluid was collected from a healthy cow. Smear was prepared with one drop of rumen fluid, stained with lugol’s iodine and visualized under foldscope. Protozoa under the genus Polyplastron was identified.

Entodinium nanellum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium nanellum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Entodinium nanellum is ovoid, found in the rumen of cattle.

Diplodinium monocanthum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium monocanthum Diplodinium monocanthum was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Diplodinium monocanthum is oval to triangular with posterioroblique and truncated end. It is found in the rumen of cattle.

Ostrachodinium tiete in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Ostrachodinium Ostrachodinium tiete was identified using foldscope. Morphology of Ostrachodinium tiete is ellipsoid, with small lobe at the posterior side.

Entodinium yunnense in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infectionin cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Entodinium Entodinium yunnense was identified using Foldscope. Morphology of Entodinium yunnense is ellipsoidal and it is found in the rumen of cattle.

Enoploplastron in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme –“Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa present in rumen fluid under the genus Enoploplastron was identified using Foldscope. Enoploplastron is elongated, slightly ellipsoidal in shape.

Epidinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme- “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle” Epidinium is a rumen ciliate, present in large numbers in cattle fed with high starch diets.

Eudiplodinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme- “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Rumen Protozoa under the genus Eudiplodinium was identified using foldscope.

Ostrachodinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme –” Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Rumen Protozoa under the genus Ostrachodinium was identified using Foldscope. Ostrachodinium is having one large skeletal plate of board shaped and three contractile vacuoles between macronucleus and left body wall. Body ends with large lobe. It is found in the…

Translation of Foldscope Instructions in Tamil

Learning in local language is easier and makes the learner independent. Foldscope being a frugal innovation it needs to be taken to the mass. Language should not be a barrier for the user. Especially for the young minds, understanding in their own language makes them explore and think beyond. Our Foldscope team lead by Dr.Uthra...

#IRTC- Foldscope One day workshop to form Resource Persons in Palakkad district

On 8th June2019,IRTC has conducted One day workshop on assembly and use of foldscope to a team called ‘Balavedi’ of the Organisation Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad,those who are constantly interacting with children in their locality. By this workshop, we could form a resource group to introduce foldscope as an education tool among students. A total…

Holotrich Protozoa identification in a field setting

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for diagnosis of Rumen acidosis and Parasitic infection in cattle”. This post is in response to Manu Prakash’s comment on our previous post (Holotrich protozoa – from Rumen fluid). Rumen fluid was collected from an healthy cow  (Figure 1) in a sterile container (figure 2).  A drop of rumen fluid was…

Yarns, Strings, & Fibers

Fibers, Strings & YarnClass ProjectLearning to Foldscope https://issuu.com/amydowns9/docs/foldscope_picture_book___fibers__st Sharing my class project on Fibers, Strings & Yarn. My 5th & 6th graders have been learning to Foldscope using simple items from our classroom. My school district science teacher, Jim Billingsly, has been a huge help in giving me ideas to use with my students. Jennifer...

Nanomaterials- Mustard flakes under foldscope

College- CMR National PU college, ITPL, Bangalore Sample observed- Mustard flakes from Pickle masala, obtained from home Sample observed- at CMR National PU college, on 20/5/19 by Kruti Pandya Research using foldscope has always been very motivating for students to know more and has led them to observe anything and everything under the sun using…