Plant parasitic Nematode

Plant parasitic nematode isolated from the soil of sugarcane field  (coimbatore, Tamilnadu). Nematodes are the most numerous multi cellular animals on earth. A handful of soil will contain thousands of the microscopic worms, many of them parasites of insects, plants or animals.  

Observation of Methylene Blue-stained Cheek Cells using Foldscope

Human cheek cells can be observed under a microscope after staining with methylene blue dye. Since methylene blue (cationic in nature) binds with DNA and RNA (anionic in nature) by electrostatic means, it gives a darker blue color to nucleic materials as represented in the image given below. This procedure and foldscopic exercise can be…

Observation of Stained Blood Smear Using Foldscope

The blood smear was stained with Leishman stain and observed under the foldscope thereafter. The Leishman stain consists of two chemical groups, i.e. Azure B (basic dye) and Eosin Y (acidic dye). The erythrocytes stain pink in color due to Eosin Y as hemoglobin is eosinophilic (acidophilic), whereas the Azure B is a cationic dye…

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IDENTIFICATION OF DIFFERENT SPECIES OF APHIDS BY OBSERVING UNDER FOLDSCOPE

Aphids are small(about 1mm), soft-bodied, sap-sucking insects and members of the superfamily Aphidoidea,  family – Aphididae. Some species feed on only one type of plant(monophagous) , while others are generalists, colonising many plant groups (Polyphagous) . Aphids are among the most destructive insect pests on cultivated plants  and cause huge loss in agricultural productivity ….

Foldscope workshop for School students in Kinnaur district of Himachal

A workshop on #Foldscope was organised in a school of kinnaur district tribal region of Himchal Pradesh. A total of 22 students participated, all of them were super enthusiastic to know about the relevance of microbial communities. After assembly of their own Foldscope, the observed various samples collected from the school surroundings.

Lymph Node

Section shows lymph node with normal lymphoid follicles as seen under Foldscope from the Department of Pediatric and Department Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain M.P.

Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 06

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. Lets continue… The last place that we reached was Pangong Tso lake, at a height of about 4,350 m. 60% of the lake’s length lies in China. This lake lies in the Indo-China…

Regional Children’s Science Congress – 2018 – Foldscope demonstration

Foldscope was introduced to children attending the Regional Children’s Science Congress – 2018 from 12th to 16th November 2018 at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The congress was organized by Navodaya Vidyalaya Sam ithi, Department of Education & Literacy, Ministry of H. R. D., Government of India. As part of the program, the…

Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 04

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. Lets continue… As we finished our journey in Hampta Pass, we returned back to Manali as our trip to Leh–Ladakh was about to start. The valley is one of the biggest biodiversity hotspots,…

Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Fungi) under Foldscope!!

      Foldscope served as the medium to capture  images of Saccharomyces cerevisiae . First image is of a normal yeast suspension (in media), used to prepare slides and then observed under foldscope. The second image is of a Methylene Blue stained yeast suspension. When we take a closer  look at the images, budding can be…

Foldscope, Tardigrade and The Himalayas Part 03

Hey folks, here’s a post about my journey in the Himalayas with Foldscope. Follow me on Twitter and Researchgate to know more. Lets continue… Next stop was Hampta Pass (32.2703698 N 77.3465824 E; 4277 m above sea level) Next campsite was Sheagoru (32.2781109 N 77.3549425 E; 3949 m above sea level) Here ends our Journey…

Foldscope training program

I have conducted foldscope training program in Government middle school at punnaiyapuram tirunelveli tamilnadu.

Foldscope training program

I have conducted foldscope training program in Government middle school chidamparaperi tirunelveli tamilnadu.

Foldscope training program

I have conducted foldscope training in hindu maravar middle school at kodikuruchi.Tirunelveli district tamilnadu.O

Foldscope utility workshop

Foldscope workshop conducted in a Nursing College of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain by the team of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain