Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 112 - Issue 08: 25 Apr, 2017
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 1610

Guest Editorial
The challenges of teaching undergraduate biology
p. 1611 | Bachhawat, Anand K.

Not ‘fake news’: IUPAP statements on the American ‘executive order’
p. 1613 | Mathur, Deepak

Need for the introduction of undergraduate research in physics
p. 1613 | Virk, Hardev Singh

Meeting Report
Understanding tephritid fruit flies in toto for today and tomorrow
p. 1614 | Jayanthi, P. D. Kamala; Chakravarthy, A. K.; Raghava, T.; Kempraj, Vivek; Jyothi, S. C.; Singh, Sandeep

Sustainable development and the role of science and technology
p. 1616 | Sheth, Parul R.

Organic farming
p. 1617 | Bharti, Pawan Kumar

Science Last Fortnight
p. 1618

Importance of monitoring soil microbial community responses to climate change in the Indian Himalayan region
p. 1622 | Bhattacharya, Pamela; Talukdar, Gautam; Rawat, Gopal Singh; Mondol, Samrat

Declaring the commercial source and grade of chemicals, and equipment, in a scientific paper
p. 1623 | Silva, Jaime A. Teixeira Da; Dobránszki, Judit

Weaving values and ethics into science and allied courses: an indispensable approach in the age of technological innovations
p. 1627 | Shimray, Chong

Scientific Correspondence
Live-in if you must: density-dependent nest-sharing between two competitive ant species
p. 1631 | Bang, Alok; Luque, Gloria M.; Courchamp, Franck

Nine million-year-old ape-like fossils found at Haritalyangar, India
p. 1632 | Sankhyan, Anek R.; Kelley, Jay; Harrison, Terry

General Articles
Nanoparticle assembly: a perspective and some unanswered questions
p. 1635 | Kumar, Sanat K.; Kumaraswamy, Guruswamy; Prasad, Bhagavatula L. V.; Bandyopadhyaya, Rajdip; Granick, Steve; Gang, Oleg; Manoharan, Vinothan N.; Frenkel, Daan; Kotov, Nicholas A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1635-1641

Route performance evaluation of a closed bus rapid transit system using GPS data
p. 1642 | Kathuria, Ankit; Parida, M.; Sekhar, Ch. Ravi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1642-1652

A bibliometric analysis of highly cited papers from India in Science Citation Index Expanded
p. 1653 | Elango, Bakthavachalam; Ho, Yuh-Shan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1653-1658

Review Articles
Visualization of international environmental DNA research
p. 1659 | Jiang, Li; Yang, Yongqing
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1659-1664

Mini Review
Oxalic acid/oxalates in plants: from self-defence to phytoremediation
p. 1665 | Prasad, Rajendra; Shivay, Yashbir Singh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1665-1667

Research Articles
Microstructuring by two-photon polymerization using a sub-nanosecond laser
p. 1668 | Kumar, Raghwendra; Ramakrishna, S. Anantha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1668-1674

Chalcone-based aryloxypropanolamine as a potential antidiabetic and antidyslipidaemic agent
p. 1675 | Shukla, Poonam; Satyanarayana, Mavurapu; Verma, Prem C.; Tiwari, Jaya; Dwivedi, Atma P.; Srivastava, Rohit; Rehuja, Neha; Srivastava, Swayam P.; Gautam, Sudeep; Tamrakar, Akhilesh K.; Dwivedi, Anil K.; Kushwaha, Hari N.; Gautam, Nagsen; Singh, Shio K.; Srivastava, Mukesh; Nath, Chandishwar; Raghubir, Ram; Srivastava, Arvind K.; Pratap, Ram
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1675-1689

Cultural endophytic fungi associated with Dendrobium officinale : identification, diversity estimation and their antimicrobial potential
p. 1690 | Jin, Zhaoxia; Li, Dandan; Liu, Tianyi; Yu, Fang; Zhang, Zongshen; Su, Caixia; Wang, Yanyan; Guo, Qiong; Liu, Zhiwen
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1690-1697

Tropical mangrove swamp metagenome reveals unusual abundance of ecologically important microbes
p. 1698 | Ismail, Zahidah; Sam, Choon-Kook; Yin, Wai-Fong; Chan, Kok-Gan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1698-1703

Automated skin defect identification system for orange fruit grading based on genetic algorithm
p. 1704 | Thendral, R.; Suhasini, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1704-1711

Trends in rainfall and peak flows for some river basins in India
p. 1712 | Jain, Sharad K.; Nayak, P. C.; Singh, Yatveer; Chandniha, Surendra Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1712-1726

Understanding the factors influencing quality of writing and wiping for chalk and board system
p. 1727 | Thakur, Rajendra S.; Shukla, Jignesh J.; Desale, Girish R.; Ghosh, Pushpito K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1727-1737

Protocols for riverine wetland mapping and classification using remote sensing and GIS
p. 1737 | Sinha, Rajiv; Saxena, Shivika; Singh, Manudeo

Research Communications
Positioning and signal strength analysis of IRNSS and GPS receiver in plain terrain along with foliage loss
p. 1738 | Gayathri, K. M.; Thangadurai, N.; Vasudha, M. P.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1738-1742

Model for economical and sustainable bioenergy production under greywater irrigation trial
p. 1743 | Pandey, Asha; Srivastava, R. K.; Kaushal, Rajesh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1743-1749

Prevalence and multiple antibiotic resistance of Vibrio coralliilyticus, along the southwest coast of India
p. 1749 | Silvester, Reshma; Alexander, Deborah; George, Maya; Hatha, A. A. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1749-1755

Opportunistic predatory behaviour in Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799) tadpole
p. 1755 | Mahapatra, Susmita; Dutta, Sushil K.; Sahoo, Gunanidhi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i08/1755-1759

Book Reviews
Indian Journal of History of Science. Thematic Issue: Knowledge Production in Pre-colonial India – Methodo¬logical Aspects, A. K. Bag (ed.)
p. 1760 | Kartha, C. C.

Annual Review of Nutrition, 2016, Patrick J. Stover (ed.)
p. 1762 | Mani, Indu

The Practice of Medicinal Chemistry, 4th Edition, Camille Georges Wermuth, David Aldous, Pierre Raboisson and Didier Rognan (eds)
p. 1762 | Chandrasekhar, S.

Personal News
Mihir Chowdhury (1937–2017)
p. 1765 | Bhattacharyya, Kankan

Durga Prasad Roy (1941–2017)
p. 1766 | Gavai, Rajiv V.

Historical Notes
Acknowledgements in Francis Crick’s papers appearing in science journals
p. 1768 | Kantha, Sachi Sri

Science Prize - The 2017 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize in Geological Sciences
p. 1772

Nomination for the 2017 Edition in Geological Sciences - TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize
p. 1773

The Institute of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology
p. 1774

DST Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy Fellowships - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 1775

Understanding the Health of Your Soul - PerkinElmer
p. 1776

Principal Scientist/Chief Scientist (Solar Energy) - Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute
p. 1777

Junior/Senior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
p. 1777

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 1778

Admission to the PhD Program of Manipal University
p. 1778

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 1779

SERC School on 'Radiation Detector Materials and its Selected Applications'
p. 1779

Nominations are invited for G. N. Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences and Technology 2017
p. 1780

Call for Nominations - INSA Teachers Award – 2017
p. 1780

Indian Space Research Organisation HQ, Bangalore
p. 1781

Junior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology
p. 1781

Junior Research Fellow - Charotar University of Science and Technology
p. 1781

Junior Research Fellow - K. S. Rangasamy College of Arts and Science
p. 1781

Junior Research Fellow - Charotar University of Science and Technology
p. 1782

Junior Research Fellow - Sathyabama University
p. 1782

Scientific Staff - National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute
p. 1782

Senior Research Fellow - SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre
p. 1783

Brain Storming Session on ‘Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Vascular Plants’ - Goa University
p. 1783

Aquatic and Wetland Flora of Kerala: Flowering Plants
p. 1784

Senior Research Fellow - The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
p. 1784

Senior Research Fellow and Technical Assistant - Easwari Engineering College
p. 1784

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