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.

Observation of Red Spider mites infestations on tea leaves

Oligonychus coffeae Nietner, the red spider mite (RSM), is a major pest of #tea (Camellia sinensis). It causes great economic losses to the tea growers. Red spider mite infestation can be observed on the tea leaves throughout the year as tea is a perennial crop provides food and shelter. Nymphs and adults of RSM lacerate…

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…

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…

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.

Inside the eye of a Daphnia – this common fresh water flea (France)

By using a plankton net in a river, it becomes easy to collect an incredible things. Luckily, we got a lot of Daphnia, this small planktonic crustacean was omnipresent in our sample. This organism have been well studied as model in biology since its transparency is giving the possibility to see its different organs. From…

VARIOUS PARTS OF A FISH

STUDENT NAME: Keenisha Kannan COLLEGE/SCHOOL: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. SPECIMEN: Roho labeo fish SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT: CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 2nd July 2019 On 2nd July I observed various parts of a fish I purchased from a nearby shop. Under the foldscope I observed the minute details of each…

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.

What makes tomatoes red?

Hello all,Did you know, the tomato and cherries get the colour on their skin by different ways ? Here is our experiment and its immediate replication. The power of foldscope and social media. On a rainy Sunday evening.. Deepak’s daughter suddenly decided to do some foldscope experiments. After a few random stints, they stumbled on…

Moss

CMR National PU College , ITPL , Bangalore. Sample name: Moss Collected from: In a damp area, on the ground. Date of observation: 27/06/19 Students involved: Esha , K.V Sreeja. OBSERVATION: A small leafy like structure. Mosses are small flowerless plants that typically grow in dense green clumps or mats, often in damp or shady…

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…

Diplodinium in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for diagnosis 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 methyl green and visualized under foldscope. Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium was identified. Morphology of Diplodinium is large rounded body, thick…

Observation of Parthenium weed- anther and leaf

College : CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bengaluru Sample: Parthenium hysterophorus Site of sample collection: University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore Date of Collection: 18 June 2019 Date of Observation: 21 June 2019 Students involved: Malavika Rajesh, Ramya Nambiar, , Gopika Anil, Shwetha Santhosh Parthenium hysterophorus is a noxious weed in America, Asia, Africa and Australia….

Moss under Foldscope

College – CMR National PU College, ITPL,Bangalore Sample- Mosss growing on a wall at University of Agricultural Sciences, collected on 18/6/19 Sample observed at CMR National PU College on 21/6/19 by II PUC students On our trip to the University of Agricultural Sciences, we observed moss plants growing on walls of one of the premises…

DIFFERENT TYPES OF WILD GRASS

STUDENT NAME: Keenisha Kannan. COLLEGE/SCHOOL: CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore. SPECIMEN COLLECTED FROM: University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore on 18th June 2019.  SPECIMEN: Purple fountain grass, Teff grass and Swollen finger grass. SPECIMEN OBSERVED AT: CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore on 21st June 2018. Grasses are monocotyledons and belong to the family Gramineae….

Visit to University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore

College- CMR National PU College, ITPL, Bangalore Students of II PUC visited the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore on 18 th June as a part of foldscope project. The University Campus is a wonderful amalgamation of green cover and modern amenities and facilities. We visited the Department of Horticulture where we were explained the process…

DBT twinning programme on Foldscope project with North Eastern Institute

DBT Foldscope scheme- “Foldscope for diagnosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infections in cattle” DBT Twinning programme on foldscope project with north eastern institute Foldscope project functioning at the Department of Animal biotechnology has been twinned with Department of Biotechnology, Donbosco college, Maram, Manipur. Mr. S. Rajkumar, Head of the Department, Department of Biotechnology, Donbosco…

Stamen- With pollen inside pollen sacs

I recently came across a flower, with pink petals, and a conical strcuture as the central whorl full of small and minute stamen. I couldnt pluck the flower, but using the forceps, I took out a bunch of stamen. I observed distinctly the filament, and also while observing the anther, I saw certain portions with…

Filamentous Algae from an artificial pond

I recently was exploring a Herbal Garden maintained by the municipal corporation near my home. It has a small lotus pond, which blooms for some part of the year. I found filamentous layers of certain algae near the surface and I picked a small sample from them. I made a slide out of it, and…