Holotrich Protozoa identification in a field setting

DBT Foldscope scheme – “Foldscope for diagnosis of Rumen acidosis and Parasitic infection in cattle”. This post is in response to Manu Prakash’s comment on our previous post (Holotrich protozoa – from Rumen fluid). Rumen fluid was collected from an healthy cow  (Figure 1) in a sterile container (figure 2).  A drop of rumen fluid was…

WORKSHOP ON FOLDSCOPE AT ALIPURDUAR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA

Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta, organised a one day workshop on Foldscope, at Railway Higher Secondary School, Alipurduar, West Bengal, India, on 8th May 2019, in collaboration with Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search. Introductory Session- The workshop started with a basic introduction to the microscopic world and microscope to the participants, after…

Cells of red leaves of Poinsettia

The bright petals of Poinsettias, which look like flowers, are actually the bunch of upper leaves of the plant, called bracts. Poinsettia flowers are small, green or yellow, and grow inconspicuously in the center of each leaf bunch. The ancient Aztecs (the Mexican Indians) prized the Poinsettia as a symbol of purity. Centuries later, Mexico’s…

Alternaria species observed under Foldscope

Alternaria is a genus of ascomycete fungi. Alternaria species are known as major plant pathogens. They are also common allergens in humans, growing indoors and causing hay fever or hypersensitivity reactions that sometimes lead to asthma. Alternaria is a ubiquitous fungal genus with numerous species that cause pre- and post-harvest damage to agricultural products including…

Twinning of schools programmme was conducted on 27.09.2018 to 02.10.2018 with Christ Senior Secondary school for a period of 6 Days.

Highlights The Principal & teachers of of Christ senior Secondary school gave us a warm welcome and introduced us in the assembly. There we explained about the Foldscope & its uses, Assembly etc…. More than 1000 students benefited. 10 students of our school with Principal Investigator D.Aravindaraja Trained the students of Meghalaya Christ Senior Secondary…

TWINNING OF SCHOOL WITH CHRIST SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL MEGHALAYA

#Indiafoldscopephase 1 Twinning of schools programmme was conducted on 27.09.2018 to 02.10.2018 with Christ Senior Secondary school for a period of 6 Days. Highlights The Principal & teachers of of Christ senior Secondary school gave us a warm welcome and introduced us in the assembly. There we explained about the Foldscope & its uses, Assembly…

motion of micro-organism in the water sample of ECO-PARK, CHEERAPUNJI, ASSAM

Stomata seen in T.S. OF LEAF OF POMMEGRANATE 
T.S. of Stem of Mango pith part of stem of Mango  T.S. OF Stem of mango
T.S. of Stem of Mangifera Indica (Mango)

Workshop for school students

we have conducted a workshop for school students in a nearby village and they were astonished to see the slides of protozoans and other lower invertebrates attached to my mobile phone. I have focussed paramoecium slide. showed them binary fission in one of the slides conjugation in paramoecium- Temporary union between two paramoecia for the…

A garden mushroom

  A mushroom seen growing in my kitchen garden was plucked and washed. I tried to take its spore prints as taught in my practical class. For 2 days, I placed the cap of mushrrom under a glass cover and obtained a spore print. The spore print thus obtained was used to study the spores…

Rotting apple under foldscope

I and my friend Divya had purchased apples from a mart and one of the apples was rotten. Learning foldscopy is amazing, as you try it everywhere. We tried to peep through a foldscope to see the microbes that had caused it.     This post is open to read and review on The Winnower.