Students of CMR National PU College, ITPL were taken on a visit to GKVK to understand careers beyond medicine. A glimpse into the campus brought the students to observe grafting which was demonstrated by the Head of the Department of Horticulture Mr. Mukund. The students were led into the greenhouse and they were explained why it was important.
Tissue culture, a method of biological research in which fragments of tissue from a plant are transferred to an artificial environment in which they can continue to survive and function was shown to the students. Samples from the campus were taken by the students to observe it under the Foldscope as they were curious to note how they looked. The trip looked at learning beyond the classroom and gave new insights to the students to look at career alternatives in Botany and allied subjects.
Please find below the posts of our visit to GKVK and other work on Foldscope:
Observation: Varthur lake receives all the surface runoff wastewater and sewage from the Bangalore South Taluk. Thus, nutrients enrichment and profuse growth of marcophytes and algae occur which leads to reduced oxygen level and threats aquatic life.
Read More: https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=159543
Observation: Under the foldscope, I observed the minute details of each and every component I used and this broadened my knowledge about them.
Read More: https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=160432
Know more about Ant:
By: Vishal Avinash
Observation: The ant was placed on a glass slide, covered it with a coverslip and viewed under a foldscope using natural light for a light source.
Read More: https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=160228
What is Moss
By: Esha, and K.V Sreeja
Observation: A small leafy like structure
Touch me not plant
By: Gopika Anil, Malavika Rajesh, Ramya Nambiar, Shwetha Santhosh
Observation: We observed Mimosa pudica also called sensitive plant, sleepy plant, action plant, Dormilones, touch-me not, shameplant, zombie plant, or shy plant) under the foldscope and was fascinated by the way it gave us a much detailed and deeply magnified image of every single part that made it . It was so clearly visible that we could learn in detail it’s structure.
Read More: https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=159443
Fungal growth on tissue culture medium
By: Ramya Nambiar, Shwetha Santhosh, Gopika Anil, Malavika Rajesh
Observation: On our trip to the University of Agricultural Sciences, we had collected a sample of fungus growing on a tissue culture medium. The sample was viewed under the foldscope to produce clear and sharp outcomes.
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Moss growing on a wall at University of Agricultural Sciences
Observation: We collected some moss samples for observation under Foldscope. The sample was dry, but we could still observe the Gametophyte of moss with leafy protonema. This would grow further to produce a Sporophyte with distinct foot, seta and capsule which bears spores.
Read More: https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=159334
Diffrent types of wild grass
By: Keenisha Kannan.
Observation: Grasses are monocotyledons and belong to the family Gramineae. Leaves from these herbaceous plants appear as blades, with parallel veins. I observed three different types of grass under the foldscope; Purple fountain grass, Teff grass, and Swollen finger grass.
Read More: https://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=159296