Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 112 - Issue 03: 10 Feb, 2017
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In this Issue
In this issue
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Guest Editorial
Borders in science and nations are artificial. Should we have borders within India?
p. 0435 | Arunan, E.

Correspondence
Excellence mapping of research performance in India during the 2009–2013 window
p. 0437 | Prathap, Gangan

Doksa: the traditional system of livestock farming in Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
p. 0439 | Raj, Anup

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 0440

Meeting Report
Ninth field training course in glaciology, 2016
p. 0444 | Pandey, Manish; Vatsal, Sarvagya; Mishra, Aditya

Introduced herbivores and their management in the Andaman Islands
p. 0445 | Mohanty, Nitya Prakash; Ravichandran, K.

Research News
Containing contamination: trees, fungi and bacteria to the rescue
p. 0447 | Nayak, Pavithra P.

Discovery of a massive ancient tectonic slab in the southeastern Indian Ocean: implications for the Indian Ocean geoid low
p. 0449 | Rao, N. Purnachandra; Kumar, M. Ravi; Arora, Kusumita

Opinion
Why research papers should not be anonymous?
p. 0451 | Kantha, Sachi Sri

The Indian ISSN conundrum
p. 0452 | Mahesh, G.

Commentary
Melamine adulteration of food: detection by point-of-care testing tool
p. 0454 | Rai, Nitish; Banerjee, Dibyajyoti

Scientific Correspondence
Solvent effect on population distribution of conformers of N-acetyl L-prolyl N'-methylamide
p. 0457 | Mishra, Nibedita; Mohapatra, Pranab K.; Dash, Ganesh C.; Raval, Mukesh K.

ICP-OES analysis of Naja naja karachiensis venom: inorganic ions for turning on and off enzymatic actions
p. 0458 | Bin Asad, Muhammad Hassham Hassan; Jäger, Anna Katharina; Hussain, Izhar

Screening and comparison of two edible macrofungi of Auricularia spp.
p. 0460 | Wangkheirakpam, Sujata Devi; Datt, Joshi Devi

Malaria risk mapping: a study of Visakhapatnam district
p. 0463 | Malini, B. Hema; Reddy, B. Visweswara; Gangaraju, M.; Rao, Kakani Nageswara

General Articles
Virtual herbarium of Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Kerala, India
p. 0466 | Sreekumar, V. B.; Hussain, K. H.; Renuka, C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/466-470

Farm ponds for climate-resilient rainfed agriculture
p. 0471 | Rejani, R.; Rao, C. A. Rama; Rao, K. V.; Osman, M.; Reddy, K. Srinivasa; Kumar, Manoranjan; Kumar, Prasanna; Rao, Ch. Srinivasa
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/471-477

Groundwater assessment in a canal command area for sustainable irrigation in a part of the Indo-Gangetic alluvial plain
p. 0478 | Srivastava, P. K.; Singh, Raj Mohan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/478-489

Review Articles
Antisense oligonucleotides as therapeutics and their delivery
p. 0490 | Gurav, Bhagyashree; Srinivasan, Ganga
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/490-498

Developments in vibration control of structures and structural components with magnetorheological fluids
p. 0499 | Raju, K. Rama; Varma, D. Vineeth
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/499-508

A paradigm shift in agroforestry practices in Uttar Pradesh
p. 0509 | Verma, Pooja; Bijalwan, Arvind; Dobriyal, Manmohan J. R.; Swamy, S. L.; Thakur, Tarun Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/509-516

Research Articles
Implementation of stochastic approach for vessel and ridge studies in retinopathy of prematurity screening
p. 0517 | Prabakar, S.; Porkumaran, K.; Shah, Parag K.; Narendran, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/517-526

An improved chemical reaction-based approach for multiple sequence alignment
p. 0527 | Yadav, Rohit Kumar; Banka, Haider
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/527-538

Growth, lipid productivity and cellular mechanism of lipid accumulation in microalgae Monoraphidium sp. following different phosphorous concentrations for biofuel production
p. 0539 | Dhup, Saumya; Kannan, Dheeban Chakravarthi; Dhawan, Vibha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/539-548

Geospatial multicriteria approach for solid waste disposal site selection in Dehradun city, India
p. 0549 | Krishna, V. V. Sai; Pandey, Kamal; Karnatak, Harish
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/549-559

Recognition of hydrocarbon microseepage using microbial and adsorbed soil gas indicators in the petroliferous region of Krishna–Godavari Basin, India
p. 0560 | Rasheed, M. A.; Lakshmi, M.; Kalpana, M. S.; Patil, D. J.; Dayal, A. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/560-568

Biodegradation of crude oil using marine Bacillus species from Vadinar coast, Gujarat, India
p. 0569 | Mulani, Najmuddin; Fulke, Abhay B.; D’Souza, Edna; Maloo, Aayushi; Sayed, Faraz; Gajbhiye, S. N.; Ram, Anirudh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/569-576

Analysis of historical trends in hydrometeorological variables in the upper Cauvery Basin, Karnataka, India
p. 0577 | Raju, B. C. Kumar; Nandagiri, Lakshman
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/577-587

Research Communication
Coding the encoded: automatic decryption of kaTapayAdi and AryabhaTa’s systems of numeration
p. 0588 | Anusha, R.; Nithya, C.; Pai, R. Venketeswara; Ramanathan, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/588-591

Mahi: a unique traditional herbal ink of early Assam
p. 0591 | Goswami, Barsha R.; Das, Monoj K.; Das, Pranjal P.; Medhi, Tapas; Ramteke, Anand; Hazarika, Simanta; Dutta, Robin K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/591-595

Climate change-driven shifts in elevation and ecophysiological traits of Himalayan plants during the past century
p. 0595 | Agnihotri, Priyanka; Husain, Tariq; Shirke, Pramod Arvind; Sidhu, Om Prakash; Singh, Harsh; Dixit, Veena; Khuroo, Anzar Ahmad; Amla, Devindra Vijay; Nautiyal, Chandra Shekhar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/595-601

Influence of density of emulsion explosives on its velocity of detonation and fragmentation of blasted muckpile
p. 0602 | Mishra, A.; Rout, M.; Singh, D. R.; Jana, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/602-608

Record of post-collisional A-type magmatism in the Alwar complex, northern Aravalli orogen, NW India
p. 0608 | Kaur, Parampreet; Eliyas, Nusrat; Chaudhri, Naveen
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/608-615

Conservation of jack wood (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lamk.) sculptures in an ancient temple in Kerala, South India: identification of heritage wood samples, neem gum–cashew nut shell
p. 0615 | Sujith, M. P.; Rajeswari, L.; Sreelakhmi, T.; Anoop, E. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/615-618

Antiproliferative effects of fluorine substitute 3,5-di-tert-butylphenol bearing Schiff bases using CFSE-based cell proliferation assay
p. 0619 | Gurol, Ali Osman; Kasim, Veli; Suzergoz, Faruk
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/619-624

Comparative analysis of digestive amylase activity in some tropical and temperate breeds of mulberry silkworm, Bombyx mori L.
p. 0624 | Ganie, N. A.; Kamili, Afifa S.; Sahaf, K. A.; Murtaza, Imtiyaz; Dar, K. A.; Malik, M. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/624-629

Silent foray of three soft scale insects in India
p. 0629 | Joshi, Sunil; Rameshkumar, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/629-635

Identification of generalist and specialist phenotypes of the peach-potato aphid Myzus persicae (Insecta : Hemiptera : Aphididae) in agroecosystem of northeast India
p. 0635 | Agarwala, B. K.; Bhadra, Parna
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i03/635-641

Book Reviews
Changing Profile of the Indian Vaccine Innovation System by Kunal Sinha
p. 0642 | Kumar, Hemant

Prodrug Design: Perspectives, Approaches and Applications in Medicinal Chemistry, Vivekkumar K. Redasani and Sanjay B. Bari
p. 0642 | Chandrasekhar, S.

Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation by Christopher Sneddon
p. 0643 | Sharma, Sudhirendar

Personal News
V. Ramamurti (1938–2016)
p. 0644 | Ramesh, K.; Manoharan, P. T.

M. A. L. Thathachar (1939–2017)
p. 0645 | Sastry, P. S.; Oommen, B. J.

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