Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 110 - Issue 09: 10 May, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1598

Guest Editorial
The tale of two diseases – type-1 and type-2 diabetes mellitus
p. 1599 | Krishnaswami, C. V.

Correspondence
Enhancing ethical sensitivity in Indian science
p. 1601 | Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy; Pandiyan, Jeganathan

Life of a biological researcher
p. 1602 | Kumar, J. Sam Vijay

A couplet tribute to fungi
p. 1602 | Prakash, Peralam Yegneswaran

In Conversation
Timothy J. Pedley
p. 1603 | Ramaswamy, Rajashree; Gopal, Swetha

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 1606 | Tekam, Manish Kumar; Singh, Kshitij; Madhu, K. P.; Madhu, Gita

Parker-Gentry Award to Uma Ramakrishnan
p. 1608 | Ramaswamy, Rajashree

Research News
Cool ways to deliver curcumin: practical nutraceutical
p. 1608 | Iqbal, Sarah

Opinion
Gift authorship belittles faith on integrity of publications and India’s future
p. 1610 | Daniel, R. Shibu

Commentary
Synonymous codons are not the same with respect to the speed of translation elongation
p. 1612 | Ray, Suvendra Kumar; Goswami, Ishani

Ug99: saga, reality and status
p. 1614 | Prasad, Pramod; Bhardwaj, S. C.; Khan, Hanif; Gangwar, O. P.; Kumar, Subodh; Singh, S. B.

Scientific Correspondence
Garcinia bark exudates – an important phytochemical source
p. 1617 | Parthasarathy, Utpala; Nandakishore, O. P.

Why should we preserve wetlands?
p. 1619 | Nath, Arun Jyoti; Brahma, Biplab; Pathak, Karabi; Das, Ashesh Kumar

A new occurrence of tapiolite from Kuberpur pegmatite, Surajpur district, Chhattisgarh, India
p. 1620 | Kumar, B. Priyatham; Vijayanand, B.; Pandey, K. K.; Majumdar, Amit; Krishna, K. V. G.; Mohanty, R.

General Articles
Towards a socially consistent science and technology policy
p. 1624 | Pani, Narendar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1624-1629

Review Articles
Division of labour: a democratic approach towards understanding manual asymmetries in non-human primates
p. 1630 | Mangalam, Madhur; Desai, Nisarg; Singh, Mewa
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1630-1638

Environmental and socio-economic impacts of fire in Jharia coalfield, Jharkhand, India: an appraisal
p. 1639 | Pandey, Jitendra; Kumar, Dheeraj; Singh, Virendra Kumar; Mohalik, Niroj Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1639-1650

Special Section: Soil and Water Management
Preface
p. 1651 | Bhattacharyya, Tapas; Wani, S. P.; Sahrawat, K. L.; Pal, D. K.

ICRISAT, India soils: yesterday, today and tomorrow
p. 1652 | Bhattacharyya, T.; Wani, S. P.; Pal, D. K.; Sahrawat, K. L.; Pillai, S.; Nimje, A.; Telpande, B. A.; Chandran, P.; Chaudhury, Swati
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1652-1670

How fertile are semi-arid tropical soils?
p. 1671 | Sahrawat, K. L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1671-1674

Natural chemical degradation of soils in the Indian semi-arid tropics and remedial measures
p. 1675 | Pal, D. K.; Bhattacharyya, T.; Sahrawat, K. L.; Wani, S. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1675-1682

Soil mapping and variety-based entry-point interventions for strengthening agriculture-based livelihoods – exemplar case of ‘Bhoochetana’ in India
p. 1683 | Chander, Girish; Wani, S. P.; Krishnappa, Kamma; Sahrawat, K. L.; Parthasaradhi, Gazula; Jangawad, Lingraj Shivappa
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1683-1691

Land use and cropping effects on carbon in black soils of semi-arid tropical India
p. 1692 | Chaudhury, Swati; Bhattacharyya, T.; Wani, S. P.; Pal, D. K.; Sahrawat, K. L.; Nimje, A.; Chandran, P.; Venugopalan, M. V.; Telpande, B. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1692-1698

Nitrogen response of sweet sorghum genotypes during rainy season
p. 1699 | Sawargaonkar, Gajanan L.; Wani, S. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1699-1703

Land use and agricultural change dynamics in SAT watersheds of southern India
p. 1704 | Ahmed, Irshad M.; Gumma, Murali Krishna; Kumar, Shalander; Craufurd, Peter; Rafi, Ismail M.; Haileslassie, Amare
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1704-1709

Monitoring efficacy of constructed wetland for treating domestic effluent – microbiological approach
p. 1710 | Kaushal, M.; Wani, S. P.; Patil, M. D.; Datta, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1710-1715

A simple and farmer-friendly decision support system for enhancing water use efficiency in agriculture: tool development, testing and validation
p. 1716 | Garg, Kaushal K.; Wani, S. P.; Patil, M. D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1716-1729

Conservation agriculture for improving water productivity in Vertisols of semi-arid tropics
p. 1730 | Patil, M. D.; Wani, Suhas P.; Garg, Kaushal K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1730-1739

Influence of irrigation water on black soils in Amravati district, Maharashtra
p. 1740 | Padekar, Deepak; Bhattacharyya, Tapas; Ray, S. K.; Tiwary, P.; Chandran, P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1740-1755

Field scale evaluation of seasonal wastewater treatment efficiencies of free surfaceconstructed wetlands in ICRISAT, India
p. 1756 | Datta, A.; Wani, Suhas P.; Patil, M. D.; Tilak, A. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1756-1763

Evaluating wastewater treatment efficiency of two field scale subsurface flow constructed wetlands
p. 1764 | Tilak, A. S.; Wani, Suhas P.; Patil, M. D.; Datta, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1764-1772

Livelihood system assessment and planning for poverty alleviation: a case of rainfed agriculture in Jharkhand
p. 1773 | Petare, Kiran J.; Nayak, Jitendra; Jaini, Vartika; Wani, Suhas P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1773-1783

Resilience of the semi-arid tropical soils
p. 1784 | Bhattacharyya, Tapas; Pal, D. K.; Wani, Suhas P.; Sahrawat, K. L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1784-1788

Research Articles
A cross-sectional blood study in India: from donation activities of donors to blood bank services
p. 1789 | Saha, Shantanu; Chandra, Bibhas
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1789-1800

Diversity and activity of methanotrophic related bacteria in subsurface sediments of the Krishna–Godavari Basin, India
p. 1801 | Sujith, P. P.; Sheba, V. Miriam; Gonsalves, Maria Judith B. D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1801-1809

Morphodynamic changes of Lohit River, NE India: GIS-based study
p. 1810 | Borgohain, S.; Das, J.; Saraf, A. K.; Singh, G.; Baral, S. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1810-1816

Research Communication
Speech, music and multifractality
p. 1817 | Bhaduri, Sumit; Ghosh, Dipak
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1817-1822

The correlation among Y-index and other scientometric indicators
p. 1823 | Shekofteh, Maryam; Mohseny, Maryam; Zayeri, Farid; Rahimi, Forough
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1823-1828

Natural frequency of cancer cells as a starting point in cancer treatment
p. 1828 | Jaganathan, Saravana Kumar; Subramanian, Aruna Priyadharshni; Vellayappan, Muthu Vignesh; Balaji, Arunpandian; John, Agnes Aruna; Jaganathan, Ashok Kumar; Supriyanto, Eko
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1828-1832

Integrated role of SST, PAR and CDOM in summer reef bleaching during 2010 and 2011 along the Lakshadweep Islands
p. 1832 | Ranith, R.; Senthilnathan, L.; Machendiranathan, M.; Sasamal, S. K.; Choudhury, S. B.; Thangaradjou, T.; Kumar, A. Saravana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1832-1838

Co-culturing improves induction of human amniotic epithelial cells into corneal epithelial-like cells in vitro
p. 1839 | Zhang, Yanyan; Liu, Hongling; Gao, Yikui; Fu, Shaoying
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1839-1844

Delineation of Trap and subtrappean Mesozoic sediments in Saurashtra peninsula, India
p. 1844 | Murty, A. S. N.; Sain, Kalachand; Sridhar, V.; Prasad, A. S. S. S. R. S.; Raju, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v110/i9/1844-1851

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Neuroscience, 2015, Steven E. Hyman, Thomas M. Jessell, Carla J. Shatz and Huda Y. Zoghbi (eds)
p. 1852 | Thirumalai, Vatsala

Annual Review of Phytopathology, 2015, Neal K. Van Alfen, Jan E. Leach and Steven Lindow (eds)
p. 1853 | Sridhar, R.

Inorganic Hydrazine Derivatives: Synthesis, Properties and Applications, K. C. Patil and Tanu Mimani Rattan (eds)
p. 1856 | Samuelson, A. G.

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