Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 110 - Issue 04: 25 Feb, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0474

Guest Editorial
Bridging the gap between intentions and contributions requires determined effort
p. 0475 | Chakravarty, Shoibal; Ahuja, D. R.

Make in India
p. 0477 | Dasannacharya, B. A.

M.C. Mehta Vs Union of India: how is compulsory environmental education doing in India?
p. 0477 | Borthakur, Anwesha; Singh, Pardeep

Response by
p. 0477 | Arunan, E.

Is the Scyphozoan jellyfish Lychnorhiza malayensis symbiotically associated with the crucifix crab Charybdis feriatus?
p. 0479 | Jeyabaskaran, R.; Mohan, Gishnu; Abhilash, K. S.; Prema, D.; Kripa, V.

How reliable are the data on the recent coral bleaching event in Malvan Reef, India?
p. 0480 | Nithyanandan, Manickam

Response by
p. 0481 | Ingole, Baban

Meeting Report
Bridging innovations in academic institutions to society
p. 0482 | Pradeep, T.

Traditional ethnomedicinal knowledge of Indian tribes
p. 0486 | Sharma, Naveen K.; Singh, Prashant K.; Pramanik, Vijay; Maji, Biswjit; Mishra, Virendra K.

Krishi Vigyan Kendras: engines for skill-intensive agriculture
p. 0488 | Singh, Rajbir; Murai, Ashish Santosh

In Conversation
Mahan Mj
p. 0490 | Rani, B. Sandhya

Amit Sharma
p. 0492 | Ramaswamy, Rajashree

Research News
Does the recent IUPAC definition on hydrogen bonding lead to new intermolecular interactions?
p. 0495 | Parajuli, Rajendra

Redesigning environmental courses for effective environmental protection
p. 0499 | Shimray, Chong

Scientific Correspondence
Toxic effects of iron on green and brown hydra
p. 0502 | Kovačević, Goran; Gregorović, Gordana; Matijević, Ana; Kalafatić, Mirjana

Aquilaria malaccensis fruit borer in Peninsular Malaysia
p. 0504 | Ong, S. P.; Lau, K. H.

Sea buckthorn leaves – a better substitute for green tea
p. 0506 | Gupta, Deepak; Kaul, Veenu

General Articles
Quantification and monitoring of forest cover changes in Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Western Ghats, India (1920–2012)
p. 0508 | Dutta, Kalloli; Reddy, C. Sudhakar; Sharma, Subrat; Jha, C. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/508-520

Biodiversity hotspot of Bhutan and its sustainability
p. 0521 | Banerjee, Aparna; Bandopadhyay, Rajib
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/521-527

Special Section: Advancements In Biotechnology
p. 0528 | VijayRaghavan, K.

Biology across scales: historical perspective on some Indian contributions
p. 0529 | Mande, Shekhar C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/529-532

Human resource development in biotechnology
p. 0533 | Dharmalingam, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/533-534

The legacy of G. N. Ramachandran and the development of structural biology in India
p. 0535 | Vijayan, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/535-542

DBT propelled national effort in creating mutant resource for functional genomics in rice
p. 0543 | Mithra, S. V. Amitha; Kar, M. K.; Mohapatra, T.; Robin, S.; Sarla, N.; Seshashayee, M.; Singh, K.; Singh, A. K.; Singh, N. K.; Sharma, R. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/543-548

New pathogen discovery
p. 0549 | Ravindran, Balachandran
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/549-551

Biofuels for India: what, when and how
p. 0552 | Lali, Arvind
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/552-555

The largest distributed network of bioinformatics centres in the world: Biotechnology Information System Network (DBT-BTISNET)
p. 0556 | Krishnaswamy, S.; Mohan, T. Madhan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/556-561

Role of DBT in promoting biotechnology-based development in North East India
p. 0562 | Sharma, Pawan; Mohan, T. Madhan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/562-572

Biotechnology communication needs a rethink
p. 0573 | Bhatta, Archita; Misra, Kinkini Dasgupta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/573-578

Review Articles
Chemopreventive prospective of dietary spices against hepatocellular carcinoma
p. 0579 | Akhtar, Tasleem; Sheikh, Nadeem
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/579-583

Research Account
How long does it take for tropical marine fish stocks to recover after declines? Case studies from the Southwest coast of India
p. 0584 | Mohamed, K. S.; Veena, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/584-594

Research Articles
Clinical effectiveness of preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy for patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer: an updated meta-analysis
p. 0595 | Liu, Yao; Gou, Shan-Miao; Tang, Yong; Wan, Chi-Dan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/595-602

Soft fuzzy model for mining amino acid associations in peptide sequences of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex
p. 0603 | Jain, Amita; Pardasani, Kamal Raj
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/603-618

Influence of urban spatial morphology on air temperature variance
p. 0619 | Zhang, Guixin; Hao, Zhenchun; Zhu, Shanyou
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/619-626

Comparing the spatio-temporal variability of remotely sensed oceanographic parameters between the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal throughout a decade
p. 0627 | Das, Sourav; Chanda, Abhra; Dey, Suparna; Banerjee, Sanjibani; Mukhopadhyay, Anirban; Akhand, Anirban; Ghosh, Amit; Ghosh, Subhajit; Hazra, Sugata; Mitra, D.; Lotliker, Aneesh A.; Rao, K. H.; Choudhury, S. B.; Dadhwal, V. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/627-639

Normal faults near the top of footwall of Ramgarh Thrust along Kosi River valley, Kumaun Lesser Himalaya
p. 0640 | Bhakuni, S. S.; Luirei, Khayingshing
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/640-648

Petrogenesis of an early Cretaceous potassic lamprophyre dyke from Rongjeng, East Garo Hills, Shillong plateau, north-eastern India
p. 0649 | Srivastava, Rajesh K.; Melluso, Leone; Sinha, Anup K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/649-658

Molecular phylogeny of rediscovered Travancore flying squirrel (Petinomys fuscocapillus) and its conservation implications
p. 0659 | Singh, Ashutosh; Bahuguna, Archana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/659-666

Identification of the major language families of India and evaluation of their mutual influence
p. 0667 | Sengupta, Debapriya; Saha, Goutam
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/667-681

Research Communication
Diurnal variations in rainfall over Indian region using self recording raingauge data
p. 0682 | Ray, Kamaljit; Warsi, A. H.; Bhan, S.C.; Jaswal, A. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/682-686

Classification of CT liver images using local binary pattern with Legendre moments
p. 0687 | Vijayalakshmi, B.; Bharathi, V. Subbiah
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/687-691

Development of agro-technology to increase yields of a shy-bearer desi cotton species, Gossypium arboreum race cernuum in a non-traditional area of cultivation
p. 0692 | Venugopalan, M. V.; Kranthi, K. R.; Lakade, Shubhangi; Tandulkar, N. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/692-695

Modelling fluid flow through fractured reservoirs: is it different from conventional classical porous medium?
p. 0695 | Kumar, G. Suresh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/695-701

Delineation of groundwater saturation indicators and their distributions in the complex argillaceous geological units of Ezza north local government area of Ebonyi state, Nigeria
p. 0701 | Obiora, Daniel N.; Ibuot, Johnson C.; George, N. J.; Offiah, Solomon U.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/701-708

Haematological and immunological response of Achyranthes aspera leaf and root extracts in arsenic-intoxicated female mice (Mus musculus)
p. 0708 | Sharma, Veena; Singh, Rashmi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/708-713

Collembolans and mites communities as a tool for assessing soil quality: effect of eucalyptus plantations on soil mesofauna biodiversity
p. 0713 | Rieff, Gleidson Gimenes; Natal-da-Luz, Tiago; Paulo Sousa, José; Osório Wallau, Marcelo; Hahn, Leandro; Saccol de Sá, Enilson Luiz
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i4/713-719

Book Reviews
An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics by Pankaj Jain
p. 0720 | Shylaja, B. S.

Annual Review of Nutrition, 2014, Robert J. Cousins, Dennis M. Bier and Barbara A. Bowman (eds)
p. 0721 | Mani, Indu; Kurpad, Anura V.

Plant Biochemistry: Techniques and Procedures by G. Nagaraj
p. 0722 | Srinivasan, R.

Mammals of South Asia, Volume II. A. J. T. Johnsingh and Nima Manjrekar (eds)
p. 0723 | Sushma, H. S.; Singh, Mewa

Publications received
Publications received – 2015
p. 0725

Announces admission for MSc in Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology
p. 0728

Research Assocate - Vikram Sarabahai Space Centre
p. 0729

Three Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
p. 0730

NASI-Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Awards for the year 2016 - The National Academy of Sciences, India
p. 0731

p. 0732

Call for BIRAC Innovation Fellows - Anna University
p. 0733

Senior and Intermediate Fellowships in Biomedical Research - Wellcome Trust
p. 0734

Centre for Infectious Disease Research - Indian Institute of Science
p. 0734

Invitation for Innovative Research Proposals 36th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica Maitri and Bharati (36-ISEA) - Earth System Science Organization
p. 0735

Nomination for 2016 AVRA Young Scientist Award - Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 0735

Junior Research Fellow - Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering and Technology
p. 0735

Job Vacancies at Biotechnology and Bioresources Division
p. 0736

Training Workshop - Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur
p. 0736

Executive Director - National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute
p. 0736

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