Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 119 - Issue 05: 10 Sep, 2020
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0730

Editorial
How justified is IPR towards ‘life’?
p. 0731 | Ganeshaiah, K. N.

News
Current Science Reports
p. 0733

Research News
Neurospora exhibits the highest known non-viral mutation rate
p. 0737 | Kasbekar, Durgadas P.

Commentary
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics: an emerging threat to the environment and their remedial measures
p. 0738 | Kushwaha, Madhulika; Chatterjee, Subhankar

Scientific Correspondence
ChanGe: a MATLAB-based tool for calculation of channel hydrological parameters
p. 0741 | Guha, Shantamoy; Singh, Ajit; Kaushal, Rahul Kumar

Invasive hawthorn spider mite, Amphitetranychus viennensis (Zacher) (Acari: Tetranychidae) from India
p. 0742 | Jayaram, C. S.; Sharma, P. K.; Sood, A. K.; Gupta, S. K.

General Articles
Women in science and technology: an Indian scenario
p. 0744 | Swarup, Akanksha; Dey, Tuli
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/744-748

Opportunities and challenges for the implementation of REDD+ activities in India
p. 0749 | Rawat, R. S.; Arora, Gurveen; Gautam, Shilpa; Shaktan, Trishla
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/749-756

Review Articles
Natural molecules having anti-SARS-CoV activity – cannot they be effective against SARS-CoV-2?
p. 0757 | Semwal, Deepak Kumar; Chauhan, Ashutosh; Semwal, Ruchi Badoni; Sircar, Debabrata; Roy, Partha; Lehmann, Jörg
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/757-770

Research Articles
The unusual long track and rapid intensification of very severe cyclone Ockhi
p. 0771 | Singh, Vineet Kumar; Roxy, M. K.; Deshpande, Medha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/771-779

Citizen-centric tool for near real-time mapping of active forest fires
p. 0780 | Saran, Sameer; Singh, Priyanka; Padalia, Hitendra; Singh, Arshdeep; Kumar, Vishal; Chauhan, Prakash
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/780-789

In vitro antioxidant and cytotoxic capacity of Kappaphycus alvarezii successive extracts
p. 0790 | Papitha, Ruthiran; Selvaraj, Chinnadurai Immanuel; Palanichamy, V.; Arunachalam, Prabhakarn; Roopan, Selvaraj Mohana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/790-798

Frost heaves in the cold arid Leh–Ladakh region: observations on their morphological variability and patterns as indicators of pastureland degradation
p. 0799 | Moharana, P. C.; Raghuvanshi, M. S.; Bhatt, R. K.; Goyal, R. K.; Singh, R. K.; Meena, H. M.; Kumar, Mahesh; Landol, Stanzin
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/799-807

Comparative leaf anatomical studies reveal photosynthetic pathways type in guinea grass (Panicum maximum Jacq.) accessions and their interspecific lineage
p. 0808 | Malaviya, Devendra Ram; Roy, Ajoy Kumar; Kaushal, Pankaj
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/808-816

Cohabitation of settlements among crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata), red fox (Vulpes vulpes) and European badger (Meles meles)
p. 0817 | Coppola, Francesca; Dari, Chiara; Vecchio, Giuseppe; Scarselli, Daniele; Felicioli, Antonio
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/817-822

Lepidopteran webber, Orthaga exvinacea oviposits amidst conspecific colonies: a social facilitation gone unnoticed
p. 0823 | Jayanthi, P. D. Kamala; Kempraj, Vivek; Ravindra, M. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/823-830

Ooid fabric in the Jurassic of the Indus Basin, Pakistan: control on the original mineralogy
p. 0831 | Ali, Fahad; Hanif, Muhammad; Zhang, Shiqi; Latif, Khalid; Ahmad, Sajjad; Jan, Irfan U.; Khan, Hawas
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/831-840

Research Communication
Electrospinning-based high-sensitive PVDF-TrFE nanofibre sensor with sensitivity dependence on pore diameter
p. 0841 | Kibria, Fazle; Rahman, Wahida; Patra, Sankar Narayan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/841-849

New record of marine red algal species Grateloupia orientalis Showe M. Lin & H.Y. Liang and G. catenata Yendo (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) from the east coast of India
p. 0849 | Chellamanimegalai, P.; Kumar, Annam Pavan; Balange, Amjad K.; Dwivedi, A.; Deshmukhe, Geetanjali
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/849-854

Securing the livelihood of small and marginal farmers by diversifying farming systems
p. 0854 | Bhargavi, Bussa; Behera, Umakanta
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/854-860

Isolation and characterization of indigenous nucleopolyhedrovirus infecting fall armyworm, Spodoptera frugiperda (J.E. Smith) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in India
p. 0860 | Sivakumar, G.; Kannan, M.; Babu, S. Ramesh; Mohan, M.; Kumar, M. Sampath; Raveendran, P.; Venkatesan, T.; Rangeshwaran, R.; Ballal, Chandish R.; Kumar, P. Ram
doi: 10.18520/cs/v119/i5/860-864

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Physical Chemistry. Mark A. Johnson and Todd J. Martínez
p. 0865 | Sathyamurthy, N.

Microplastic Contamination in Aquatic Environments: An Emerging Matter of Environmental Urgency. Eddy Y. Zeng
p. 0866 | Anil, A. C.

Personal News
Aparna Dutta-Gupta (1953–2020)
p. 0868 | Raghavendra, A. S.; Dayananda, S.

Dwarka Nath Bose (1938–2020)
p. 0869 | Parthasarathy, G.

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