Scum of Lotus pond observed through foldscope

  • harcharan dua

Field visit to Botanical garden for GGDSD students was a great adventure for us. Foldscope has changed the perception – “learning can be fun’. There was a lotus pond in the botanical garden in which lots of scum was there. I had collected a sample for analysis through foldscope. The scum was not slimy and was spread in a large area of the pond.

On taking a sample for observation, I realized it was like a dense biofilm. I teased a part of it with a little difficulty as it appeared algal filaments had formed a woven mass. The algal filaments appeared dead and formed a mat-like structure.





Jasveen Dua, GGDSD College, Chandigarh







This article and its reviews are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and redistribution in any medium, provided that the original author and source are credited.