Onion cells under foldscope-#Indiafoldscopephase 1

  • Soumitra Banerjee

Thin epidermis membrane from the layers of onion was pulled out and mounted on glass slide using a drop of water and cover slip, observed under foldscope.

A large rectangular interlocked cells with distinct cell walls was observed.

Fig. Onion cells without staining under foldscope

Safranin was used to stain the cells.

Fig. Onion cells stained with safranin.

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