Two days workshop on 'Application of Foldscope for pollen studies' for high school students held during 11-12 January, 2019
In a two days workshop held during 11-12 January, 2019, NIASM scientists demonstrated the use of portable microscope called ‘Foldscope’ for studies on pollens of crop plants. This was carried out under the project funded by DBT. There were 21 students and 3 teachers from Shardabai Pawar Vidyaniketan, Saradanagar attended the workshop. On the first day of the training all were acquainted with pollen germination studies. The results were observed and recorded in the observation sheets provided. A good interactive session was there in continuation with the presentation about ‘Foldscope- as an economical feasible research tool’. All the doubts in the young minds regarding these studies were clarified. On the second day, students studied temporal variation in viability of pollens of crops in field.