Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 111 - Issue 10: 25 Nov, 2016
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1574

Guest Editorial
Institutions of higher education and research in India: do they need to take interest in school science education?
p. 1575 | Subramaniam, K.

Correspondence
Plants outdoor: thick and thin
p. 1577 | Ganguli, Subrata

Changing trends in S&T education in the universities of Punjab
p. 1577 | Virk, Hardev Singh

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 1579

Meeting Report
Human–wildlife conflict
p. 1581 | Agrawal, P. K.; Raj, Baldev; Radhakrishna, Sindhu; Verghese, Abraham; Subaharan, Kesavan; Gupta, Ankita

Research News
Size matters: nanoparticles in cancer therapy
p. 1583 | Khullar, Bhavya; Iqbal, Sarah

Opinion
Teaching versus research in higher education institutes: revisiting the issue
p. 1585 | Rai, Ajeet Kumar; Sharma, Naveen K.

Commentary
How certain is science?
p. 1587 | Ali, Tazid

Possible implications of a recent gazette notification on Bt-cotton scenario in India
p. 1588 | Kranthi, K. R.

Technical Note
Performance of cotton mat as pre-filtration unit for groundwater recharging
p. 1591 | Vashisht, A. K.; Aggarwal, R.

Scientific Correspondence
Functional characterization of alcohol dehydrogenase from Crabtree-negative yeast Komagataella (Pichia) pastoris
p. 1596 | Uppada, Vanita; Noronha, Santosh B.

Road accessibility, population proximity and temperature increase are major drivers of forest cover change in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region
p. 1599 | Murthy, Manchiraju Sri Ramachandra; Das, Pulakesh; Behera, Mukunda Dev

Histopathological changes in golden hamsters induced by Leishmania tropica
p. 1602 | Al-Warid, Harith Saeed; Shanawi, Fawzia Ahmed Al

Rapid assessment of boro paddy infestation by brown planthopper in Morigaon district, Assam, India using unmanned aerial vehicle
p. 1604 | Handique, B. K.; Goswami, J.; Qadir, Abdul; Gupta, Chirag; Raju, P. L. N.

General Articles
Nuclear power from thorium: different options
p. 1607 | Banerjee, S.; Gupta, H. P.; Bhardwaj, S. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1607-1623

Review Articles
Metabolomics of medicinal plants – a versatile tool for standardization of herbal products and quality evaluation of Ayurvedic formulations
p. 1624 | Mukherjee, Pulok K.; Harwansh, Ranjit K.; Bahadur, Shiv; Biswas, Sayan; Kuchibhatla, Lalitha N.; Tetali, Sarada D.; Raghavendra, A. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1624-1630

Research Articles
The earliest marine transgression in western India: new insights from calcareous nannofossils from Lathi Formation, Jaisalmer Basin
p. 1631 | Rai, Jyotsana; Bajpai, Sunil; Kumar, Ravindra; Singh, Abha; Kumar, Krishna; Prakash, Neeru
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1631-1639

Identification of genetic variants in PDC, RHO, PDE6A and PDE6B in dogs with progressive retinal atrophy
p. 1640 | Pandya, Dipal Y.; Kelawala, Divyesh N.; Patel, Namrata V.; Shah, Tejas M.; Patel, A. B.; Parmar, Nidhi R.; Reddy, B.; Patil, Deepak B.; Joshi, C. G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1640-1648

Parasites–predators: their occurrence and invasive impact on the tropical tasar silkworm Antheraea mylitta (Drury) in the zone of central India
p. 1649 | Gathalkar, Ganesh B.; Barsagade, Deepak D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1649-1657

Seismic analysis of vertically irregular buildings
p. 1658 | Rahman, Shaikh Abdul Aijaj Abdul; Salik, Ansari Ubaidurrahman
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1658-1663

Research Communication
Solar absorption capacity of zinc oxide nanofluids
p. 1664 | Subramaniyan, Alagappan; Krishnan, Rajasekar; Sivailango, S.; Thiagarajan, S. Kamala; Rajasekar, B.; Kumar, T. Sorna; Ilangovan, Rajangam
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1664-1668

Gait parameters in school going children using a marker-less approach
p. 1668 | Gupta, Ishant; Kalra, Parveen; Iqbal, Rauf
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1668-1675

Molecular genetic diversity of landraces, cultivars and wild relatives of rice of Goa
p. 1675 | Bhonsle, Shilpa J.; Krishnan, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1675-1679

Seasonal variations of groundwater arsenic at Silchar, Assam, and its correlation with the flood plains and landfill area
p. 1680 | Kanungo, Tushar Deb
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1680-1686

Soil erosion in Punjab
p. 1687 | Pal, Sharmistha; Sidhu, G. S.; Tiwari, A. K.; Sarkar, Dipak; Sharda, V. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1687-1693

Protein-rich food does not affect singing behaviour and song quality in adult zebra finches, Taeniopygia guttata
p. 1693 | Jha, Neelu Anand; Kumar, Vinod
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1693-1696

Transgenic zebrafish biosensor for the detection of cadmium and zinc toxicity
p. 1697 | Pawar, Nilambari; Gireesh-Babu, P.; Sivasubbu, Sridhar; Chaudhari, Aparna
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1697-1701

Food habits of dhole Cuon alpinus in tropical forests of southern India
p. 1701 | Dar, Shahid A.; Khan, Jamal A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v111/i10/1701-1705

Book Reviews
Modern Atomic Physics by Vasant Natarajan
p. 1706 | Ananthamurthy, Sharath

D. M. Bose – His Scientific Work in International Context by Rajinder Singh
p. 1707 | Virk, Hardev Singh

Micropaleontology: Principles and Applications, Pratul Kumar Saraswati and M. S. Srinivasan
p. 1709 | Sharma, V.

Modern Poisons: A Brief Introduction to Contemporary Toxicology by Alan S. Kolok
p. 1709 | Singh, Rajeev Pratap

Personal News
Vijay Kumar Sharma (1967–2016)
p. 1711 | Singh, Mewa; Kumar, Vinod

Manoj Kumar Pal (1932–2016)
p. 1713 | Chatterjee, M. L.; De, J. N.; Satpathy, L.; Gambhi, Y. K.

Historical Notes
C. V. Raman nominated G. N. Ramachandran for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
p. 1714 | Singh, Rajinder

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XXX Winter School on ‘Advances in Molecular Diagnostic Techniques: Biochemistry and Immunology’- Madurai Kamaraj University
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Announcement of 3rd PHSS Foundation Awards for the Year 2016–17
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Junior Research Fellows - Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development
p. 1719

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p. 1720

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