Collection of rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. This post is in response to Manu Prakash’s comment on our previous post (Ostracodinium nucleolobum in rumen fluid). Video showing the collection of rumen fluid from the cattle by using rumen fluid collection pump.

Microbial diversity in a paddy field water sample – Part 2

DIATOMS, ROTIFERS and SOMEONE UNIQUE The water drop sample from the paddy field further showed moving diatoms and rotifers. One particular organism puzzled me. At first, from its bifurcated tail, I thought it was a rotifer. But on better focusing, I observed its cilia. Was it a ciliate? It seemed too big for a ciliate….

Microbial diversity in a paddy field water sample – Part 1

Hello Everyone! My explorations with the Foldscope constantly enrich me with interesting experiences of the beautiful and dynamic microbial world, and water samples from different places add a special excitement to my life! My family members know this, so recently my nephew gifted me some water from a paddy field (see Image 1). This water…

Workshop on Foldscope

School of Environmental Studies, Jadavpur University and Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, jointly in collaboration with Howrah Vigyan Chetna Samannaya, organized a workshop on Flodscope at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cossipure, DumDum, West Bengal, India on 27th July 2019

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…

Elytroplastron bubali in rumen fluid

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Elytroplastron Elytroplastron bubali present in the rumen fluid of cattle was identified using foldscope. Elytroplastron bubali has skeletal plates on upper side

Polyplastron multivesiculatum -Protozoa in rumen fluid

DBT scheme – “Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Polyplastron Polyplastron multivesiculatum protozoawas identified using foldscope. Polyplastron multivesiculatum has distinct operculum and it is found in the rumen of cattle.

Diplodinium dentatum in rumen fluid

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Protozoa under the genus Diplodinium Diplodinium dentatum protozoa in rumen fluid of cattle was identified using foldscope. Diplodinium dentatum has six heavy incurved posterior spines

Binary fission of protozoa

DBT scheme –“Foldscope for dignosis of rumen acidosis and parasitic infection in cattle”. Binary fission of protozoa visualized under foldscope

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.

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.

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.

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…

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…