After Foldscope awareness workshops, now the students @GGDSD, Chandigarh are using Foldscope in their routine practicals. One such practical on anatomical study on Coralloid root of Cycas was performed by students using Foldscope.
Cycas is a common ornamental Gymnosperm of great importance. It forms normal geotropic roots as well as symbiotic, apo-geotropic coralloid roots. Students prepared safranine stained mounts of Coralloid roots to observe the tannin cells and study the algal zone formed as a result of symbiotic association.
Usage of Foldscope in routine practicals
Dark coloured Tannin cells seen in roots of Cycas plant
Centre Vasculature and Algal zone in T.S of Coralloid roots