Antennae of male mosquito

Mosquitoes use their antennae as movement receivers that respond to oscillations of air particles within the insects’ surroundings. The brush-like male antennae are sensitive to sound waves, particularly to those of the frequency of the wingbeat of females; so when a male midge ‘hears’ a female with his antennae, he flies towards the source of…

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…

Spirogyra

Spirogyra is commonly found in clean water and it produces food through the process of photosynthesis. Usually, spirogyra algae are seen as floating slimy masses, during summer. They are often referred to as ‘scum’. Spirogyra is a genus of green algae that belong to the order Zygnematales. These free-flowing, filamentous algae are characterized by ribbon-shaped chloroplasts…

House of Rhizopus

Observation of the structure of the commonly found rhizopus, also known as bread mould.

Cervical features are consistent with prolapse

The section from exocervix shows hyperplastic stratified squamous epithelium consistent with the clinical findings of prolapse as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Exocervix

The exocervix lined by stratified squamous epithelium with underlying stromal tissue as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Acute chronic appendicitis

The section shows appendiceal mucosa with glands along with lymphoid follicle containing germinal centre as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Dermoid Cyst

The section shows a cyst lined by stratified squamous epithelium with hair follicles and flaky material with mild inflammation as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

workshop on Foldscope

One day Workshop on Foldscope DBC, August 21                   The department of Biotechnology organised a one day workshop on Foldscope .The workshop is conducted under the Foldscope project grant from the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi. The purpose of the workshop is…

Planktons from Dikhu river, Nagaland , India seen under foldscope

Dikhu river is one of the most important river of Nagaland. We collected some samples of water from Longsa village area which lies at 26.21240 N and 94.54450 E to assess planktonic diversity of the river. As it is a torrential river, we hardly got any planktons from defined sample. We propagated the population of…

Posterior Spiracle of Maggots ( Musca domestica Larvae)

Here’s a beautiful and detailed picture of the processed Posterior Spiracle of the Musca domestica Larvae, which was collected from an infected wound. The larvae was boiled in 10% NaOH for about 5 mins and was thoroughly rinsed in water. It was then dehydrated for 2 – 5 mins in increasing concentrations of alcohol ( 70%,…

Segments and setae of earthworms

                      Earthworm is a segmented worm; a terrestrial invertebrate belonging to the phylum Annelida.  Earthworms have a tube-like arrangement or cylindrical shaped and reddish-brown segmented body. The body consists of S-shaped setae, which help in locomotion in the earthworm. Setae are present in each segment except in the first,…

Gram staining of bacteria

Bacteria are broadly divided into two groups, Rods and Cocci depending on the shape of their cells. Cocci refer to bacteria which are spherical, whereas Rods are rod shaped. An identification process known as Gram Staining shows the bacteria stained red/pink, which classes the bacteria as Gram negative or Gram positive.This procedure relies on the…

Fungus [Plural- Fungi]

Fungi can be single celled or very complex multicellular organisms. This is a mould type of fungus. Moulds are made up of very fine threads (hyphae). Hyphae grow at the tip and divide repeatedly along their length creating long and branching chains. Most fungi can reproduce through both sexual and asexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction occurs through the…

Movement of Rumen protozoa as seen under a foldscope

Here’s a short video on movement of Protozoa’s present in Rumen fluid, as seen under a Foldscope. Sorry for the bad video quality, tried my best juggling the camera phone, foldscope and trying to keep track of the protozoa which swims quite fast!!. As for the method of I kept a drop of the filtered…

Cervix

The section shows cervical lining showing hyperplasia and keratinization, features suggestive of cervical prolapse as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Prostatic Hyperplasia

The section shows prostatic tissue showing hyperplastic and dilated acini as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Fibroadenoma

The section shows breast tissue made up of ducts with surrounding fibrous stroma, ductal epithelium shows proliferation as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Foldscope workshop in Rural area of Ujjain

Foldscope workshop was organized by the Department of paediatrics R d Gardi Medical College, Ujjain at govt. middle school village Suneda district Ujjain, small children of class 6th to 8th participated in the workshop the major theme of this workshop was health and hygiene and the importance of microscope

Workshop for Foldscope

A workshop conducted in a government agriculture school in a rural area of Ujjain M.P., The student of class 11th and 12th have participated in this workshop and various slides were observed during this session, the workshop was conducted by Department of Paediatrics R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Lipoma

The section shows adipose tissue with mature adipocytes separated by fibrous septae as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Anthracosis

The section from lung biopsy shows fibrous tissue, heavy blackish, brownish pigment and chronic inflammation as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Prostate

The section shows prostatic tissue with prostatic acini with surrounding stromal tissue as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Carcinoma Stomach

The section from stomach growth shows malignant cells with pleomorphism, high N:C (Nuclear-Cytoplasmic) ratio, hyperchromatic nuclei showing features of carcinoma as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Gastric Mucosal Atrophy

The section shows gastric mucosa with mucosal glands, no evidence of inflammation is seen as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Endometrium

The section from endometrial tissue shows endometrial glands, which are round and tubular along with dense compact stroma- endometrium in proliferative phase as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain