Trichogramma embryophagum under foldscope

Trichogramma embryophagum

It is an exotic species of Trichogramma. Apple codling moth is a targetted pest of T. embryophagum Thanks to Dr.Y.Lalitha

Different parts of Apis dorsata under foldscope

Apis dorsata is a giant honey bee. Tribals use this species for honey and beewax collection. Apis dorsata is also the natural host of the Tropilaelaps mite, a devastating parasite with an expanding distribution.

Heartbeat of Zebra fish recorded under foldscope

Zebra fish (Danio rerio) has been emerged as one of the latest “models” for vertebrate embryological development studies. It offers advantages over traditional mammalian models as it has transparent body which is helpful in tracking down of drugs and can easily be monitored under foldscope. Heartbeat of the normal Zebra fish embryo (a week old)…

Mosquito larva under foldscope

The mosquito larva has a well-developed head with mouth brushes used for feeding, a large thorax with no legs, and a segmented abdomen.  

Trichogramma japonicum under the Foldscope

Trichogramma japonicum is the best biological control agent for the rice stem borer, which causes enormous yield losses year after year in India and several rice-growing countries in Asia. This minute parasitoid impedes the life cycle of the stem borer by attacking the latter’s eggs in the field. [Insects supplied by Dr Y. Lalitha]

“Utility of the Foldscope in Crop Protection: Assessment-cum-Training Workshop for Farmers” at Haristhala, Karnataka

ICAR–NBAIR conducted a workshop entitled “Utility of the Foldscope in Crop Protection: Assessment-cum-Training Workshop for Farmers” at Haristhala village in Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka on 28 August 2018. The main purpose of this workshop was to introduce the Foldscope to the local farming community and to assess the utility of the gadget in crop protection….


• A Mega “Workshop on Foldscope”, encompassing 55 students from 11 different schools (along with 16 science teachers from the Districts of Thanjavur, Tiruchy and Tiruvarur), was conducted on 28th September 2018. From each school, top 5 students were recommended by the respective Principals of the school, for this program. The total count 71 doesn’t…

Hair follicle

The base of the hair follicle is called the bulb. The hair bulb contains the actual hair producing part (tissue) known as the Dermal Papilla. The Dermal Papillae connects with the blood vessels to draw the nutrients for hair growth.

Elodea plant cell

This Elodea leaf cell exemplifies a typical plant cell. It has a nucleus, and a stiff cell wall which gives the cell its box-like shape. The numerous green chloroplasts allow the cell to make its own food (by photosynthesis). The central vacuole takes up most of the volume of the cell. It is transparent, but…

Twinning with NE Partner Institution

#Indiqfoldscopephasel We are glad to share that, we have twinned with our NE partner Dr. Durga Prasad Awasthi, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, Lembucherra, Tripura. The purpose of the twinning is to get plant pathological guidance for our (Category – B) project. Thank you !!!  

Alternaria Solani Pathogen on Tomato Leaves

#Indiqfoldscopephasel Alternaria Solani Pathogen causing Early blight fungal disease on Tomato leaves Early blight is one of the major fungal disease which affects the tomato crop production hugely.  The causal agent is the Alternaria fungi genus. The specific species is Alternaria Solani. Our project is to find the pathogen causing early blight on tomato leaves…