Section of Lotus Root

On 8th June, 2018, I, along with my fellow students of CMR National PU College at ITPL, Bangalore, observed a section of a lotus root under the foldscope. The root was obtained from a lotus plant growing in pond near my home.

 On seeing the root without any aid, the root appeared spongy. When we observed it under the foldscope, our initial hypothesis was confirmed as air spaces between the cell layers became apparent.

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