Pollen grains under foldscope

Pollen grains of hibiscus under foldscope Pollen is a small grain that consists of a few cells. To the naked eye it appears as a yellowish dust like substance that is either dispersed by wind or insects. Pollen is formed within the sacs in the anthers that are located in plant flowers.

Estanques de sal y pantanos de la bahía de San Francisco

Publicado por Ethan Li el 9 de mayo de 2019. [Traducido al español por Hugo Ramirez, Ebenezer I. O. Ajayi, y Erasto Alvarado.] Publicación original en inglés. Original post in English. Como parte de nuestra tarea de laboratorio dada por el profesor Manu Prakash en BIOE 301C para estudiar algo interesante con el Foldscope, nosotros…

‘Nitrogen Fixer’ under my Foldscope.

These are the nitrogen fixer Cyanobacteria (Blue green algae) under order Nostocales. They have this ability due to a specialized cell, known as Heterocyst. Heterocyst identification key Features with respect to vegetative cells. Thick walled. Weak pigmentation. Present at both intercalary and terminal position. Intercalary Heterocyst have Polar granules at each pole while Terminal Heterocyst…

Plant pot water full of life

Hey everyone, I’ve collected some water from the bottom plate of a plant pot to see what I would find there. I was completely blown away by the amount of things moving, and by the amazing diversity of species I could find. Their circling movements and erratic wiggling seemed like a dance to me! Unfortunately…

One day workshop at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cossipore, Dumdum, West Bengal, India

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, and School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University, jointly in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya, organized a one day Workshop at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cossipore, Dumdum, West Bengal, India on 27th July 2019. Introductory Session- A brief presentation on “Power of Ten” was given by Mr. Pradip Das, to…

POWDERY MILDEW OF SEASAM

Conidia of powdery mildew in seasam Sesamum indicum Sample collected and picture uploaded from ICAR-NOFRI, Gangtok, Sikkim

“Foldscope” Sunday suprised Me.

While having foldscopy of microalgae sample, I have seen locomotion of some tiny creature, that draged me to take this video. Hope’s you all like it and if any one could share his knowledge regarding this creatures this platform is open for them.

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.

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…

NOT JUST A SHRIMP

COLLEGE NAME: CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE, ITPL ABOUT THE SAMPLE: SCIENTIFIC NAME: NEOCARIDINA DAVIDI DATE OF COLLECTION: 10/07/2019, FROM A LOCAL FISH STORE. DATE OF OBSERVATION: 11/07/2019, IN THE BIOLOGY LAB USING A FOLDSCOPE. STUDENTS INVOLVED: VISHAL AVINASH, “XI” A,           CMR NATIONAL PU COLLEGE, ITPL.  THE SHRIMP WAS PLACED ON A GLASS SLIDE, COVERED IT…

SECTIONS OF DIFFERENT FRUIT PEELS UNDER FOLDSCOPE

STUDENT NAMES: Keenisha Kannan and Jasmine Kaur COLLEGE/SCHOOL: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. SPECIMEN: Papaya peel, Watermelon peel, Pomegranate peel and Tomato peel SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT: CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 9nd July 2019 On 9th July we observed sections of different fruit peels under foldscope.

Foldscope Outreach at Stellenbosch University – 5/17/19

A little less than two months ago, I was passing by the lush vineyards of Cape Town’s 2nd oldest city, Stellenbosch. While I wasn’t there for the famous wine-testing, I instead headed to Stellenbosch University to hold two back-to-back workshops with electron microscopy and Foldscoping expert, Dr. Lydia-Marie Joubert (@lydiaj)! Below are some photos from…

Metadinium 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 Metadinium was identified based on the morphology- two skeletal plates fused…

Comparing stomata & epidermal cells between different species of plants

Collecting & Preparing a sample After reading the post by KAVITHA (https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=160084) about stomata, I had a question: Do all stomata look the same? So over the weekend, while visiting my sister and parents, we went on a Stomata Expedition! We collected a several different sorts of leaves, placing them in a plastic tub to…

Dasytricha 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 stain and visualized under foldscope. Protozoa under the genus Dasytricha was identifid based on the morphology -Oval body, covered…