Green Algae

Closterium cells are crescent-shaped or elongate and lack spines. Some are quite straight and needle-like, while others are much broader with curved ends. The ends of the cell are usually tapered and may be pointed or rounded. Each semicell has a single axial, ridged chloroplast with at least one pyrenoid Place: SINGERBAND VILLAGE DIST. CACHAR…

Blue Green Algae

Anabaena is a genus of filamentous cyanobacteria that exist as plankton. They are known for nitrogen-fixing abilities, and they form symbiotic relationships with certain plants, such as the mosquito fern. They are one of four genera of cyanobacteria that produce neurotoxins, which are harmful to local wildlife, as well as farm animals and pets. Production…

Blue Green Algae

Scytonema is a genus of photosynthetic cyanobacteria that contains over 100 species. It grows in filaments that form dark mats. Many species are aquatic and are either free-floating or grow attached to a submerged substrate, while others species grow on terrestrial rocks, wood, soil, or plants. Scytonema is a nitrogen fixer, and can provide fixed…

Polluted Diatom

Surirella is a genus of diatoms in the family Surirellaceae. Place: SINGERBAND VILLAGE DIST. CACHAR (ASSAM) Date: 15/02/2019 Time: 12:16pm

Blue Green algae

loeothece Valve slightly sigmoid, linear-lanceolate, with subacute ends, 55-85 µm long, 8.5-12.5 µm wide. Raphe sternum with single curvature, raphe angle +4 to +8°, practically median throughout. Central raphe fissures oppositely deflected dimorphic crooks, difficult to see in LM. Terminal areas very small triangles in semilateral position. A small apical microforamina segment is present at…

Green Algae

Coelastrum Thalli forming 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 (-128) celled coenobia to ca. 100 &m diameter, organized as spherical, pyramidal or cuboid, free-floating colonies. Cells more-or-less densely alligned but usually with empty spaces between wall interstices. Cells globose, ovoid, or pyramidal 2-30 &m in maximum dimension. Cells joined at edges by specialized wall plaques…

Blue Green

Oscillatoria is a genus of filamentous cyanobacterium which is named after the oscillation in its movement. Filaments in the colonies can slide back and forth against each other until the whole mass is reoriented to its light source. It is commonly found in watering-troughs waters, and is mainly blue-green or brown-green. Oscillatoria is an organism…

Fresh Water Diatom

Gomphonema Colonial cells that form on branched muscilage stalks that are attached to a subtrate. In girdle view the cells are wedge shaped with an enlarged head at the opposite end of the stalk. Cells have one large plastid that lye mostly on one side of the girdle, but do extend partially onto the other…

Fresh Diatom

Pinnularia is a predominantly fresh-water alga, usually found in ponds and moist soil. They can also be found in springs, estuaries, sediments, and oceans. Pinnularia are elongated elliptical unicellular organisms. Their cell walls are composed chiefly of pectic substances on a rigid silica framework. Their walls are composed of two halves called thecae (or less…

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.