Indian Council of Agricultural Research
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ICAR-Central Plantation Crops Research Institute, Kudlu P.O., Kasaragod-671124, Kerala (
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Instrument Details
Instrument/Facility Name: Microscope with Image Analyzer
Make                                   : Leitz Diaplan
Model                                  : DM2500
Specification   :Leitz diaplan microscope consists of lamphousing 103 Z, coarse and fine focus controls, binocular observation tube, PL fluotar objectives, field diaphragm, aperture diaphragm, stage rotation button, lamp holder mount cover.

Click to ViewThe Diaplan was a model introduced by Leitz. Diaplan DM2500 consists of 10x, 25x, 40x and 100x with oil immersion objectives and phase contrast facility for live observation of specimen. The compound microscope is fitted with camera connected to PC for capturing images through Leica Application Suite Version 4.3.0 software. Captured images can be analyzed using Leica Qwin software.

  Working Principles
Click to ViewA compound microscope magnifies the size of the object by a complex system of lens arrangement. It has a series of two lenses; (i) the objective lens close to the object to be observed and (ii) the ocular lens or eyepiece, through which the image is viewed by eye. Light from a light source (mirror or electric lamp) passes through a thin transparent object. The objective lens produces a magnified ‘real image’ first image) of the object. This image is again magnified by the ocular lens (eyepiece) to obtain a magnified ‘virtual image’ (final image), which can be seen by eye through the eyepiece. As light passes directly from the source to the eye through the two lenses, the field of vision is brightly illuminated. That is why; it is a bright-field microscope.

  User Instructions
Observing cells for mitotic activity and identification of cellular storage components. Viability and morphological details of pollen and its germination can also be assessed. Follow the instructions as per the User manual.Prior confirmation may be obtained from the Institute before taking DD / sending samples.

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  Microscope with Image Analyzer Charges
Procedure Name
National LAB/R&D
Microscopy with Image Analyzing facility
Prior confirmation may be obtained from the Institute before taking DD / sending samples.

Additional Rs 100/-towards postal charges if result are to be posted
The Demand Draft should be in favour of "ICAR-Unit-CPCRI Kasaragod"
Letter, DD & Samples send to "The Director, ICAR-CPCRI, Kudlu P.O Kasaragod - 671 124. Kerala"