Trichomes

Trichomes serve a variety of functions, depending on their location. As root hairs (and as leaf hairs in epiphytes), trichomes absorb water and minerals. As leaf hairs, they reflect radiation, lower plant temperature, and reduce water loss. They also provide defense against insects.

Workshop for “Foldscope”

Workshop for "Foldscope" conducted in a government higher secondary school jethal (rural area of ujjain) by the team of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Multiple helminth load

Multiple helminth eggs as seen under foldscope using kato-katz method. The sample was observed from five year old child admitted in Department of Pediatrics R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Mosquito Larvae

Mosquito Larvae, you can see movement that drive circulation as seen under foldscope from the Department of Pediatrics R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Lichen Planus

Section show a piece of skin, epidermis show orthokeratosis, achanthosis, basal cell degeneration with large no. of melanophages as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Leiomyoma

Section show smooth muscles fibres arranged in a whorled pattern along with fibroblast in between as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Cervix with nabothian follicle

Section shows cervix showing stratified squamous epithelium along with nabothian follicles as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Prostatic Hyperplasia

Section shows prostatic tissue comprising of fibromuscular stroma and glands as seen under Foldscope from Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Follicular Adenoma

Section show thyroid follicles mostly of uniform size with few showing colloid and surrounding fibrous capsule as seen under Foldscope from Department of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Twinning program between Foldscope teams of The D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai and Bijni College, Assam.

On third day we dissected four more freshwater fishes namely Epidocephalicthys gunthea, Psilorhyncus balitora, Acanthocobitis botia and Borioa darieo. We learned the taxonomic method of identification through foldscope. We prepared slides of different parts of body of fishes which included Mouth parts, Fins, Gills, and Scales. We observed all the slides through foldscope. We also prepared…

Spider

The eye arrangement can be a key factor when identifying spiders to family, and sometimes to genus, but are almost never useful in identifying to species. For identifying to species, spinnerets and leg details (especially first and 4th legs) are also useful. However, the best thing anyone can do is to get an extreme closeup…

Bryophyta Leaves

Funaria hygrometrica is the most common species. Funaria hygrometrica is called “cord moss” because of the twisted seta. The name is derived from Latin word “funis” meaning a rope. Leaves are arranged on the axis in spiral fashion. The leaves are sessile, simple, green and distinct mid rib. The leaf is single layered thick except…

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….

Parasitic infections in Cattle (a. Cattle ticks)

Endoparasites live inside the host. The may either be microparasites such as: blood protozoans (Theileria, Babesia, Trypanosomes) or macroparasites like: Helminths (Trematodes, Cestodes, Nematodes) Ectoparasites include ticks, mites, leeches, flies etc . They live on the outer surface of the host. The most common ectoparasites are ticks which causes cattle tick fever, Theileriosis ,Babesiosis etc….

School visit for “Foldscope”

Workshop for Foldscope in Govt. Middle School of Nipaniya Goyal in a rural area of Ujjain by the team of Foldscope of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Observed the head and tail part of zebrafish

In the tail region we can see the vertebral arrangement along with the caudal fin. Eyes are the first thing to be observerd, they are mezmerizing. The fries were of 72 hrs when observed.

Foldscope Utility Workshop

The workshop is conducted in a Government High Secondary School chikali in a rural area of Ujjain by the team of Department of Paediatric of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain M.P.  

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…

School Survey

School survey for Foldscope is conducted in a govt. higher secondary school, Fazalpura by the team of Department of Paediatric of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain Student was excited to know about Foldscope

Foldscope Workshop

A workshop conducted in a government higher secondary school in the urban area of Ujjain. The student of class 9th and 10th have participated in this workshop and a various slide was observed during this session, the workshop is conducted by the Department of Paediatric of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Mosquito wings

The wings of mosquito are observed in a Foldscope from Department of Paediatric and Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain 

Product of conception

The section shows haemorrhage along with the product of conception comprising of ill-formed villi and decidual tissue as seen under Foldscope from Department of Paediatrics and the Department of Pathology of R D Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

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