Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 108 - Issue 09: 10 May, 2015
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1574

Guest Editorial
Support for science
p. 1575 | Vijayan, M.

Why is ‘dissection’ such a dirty word?
p. 1577 | Subhedar, N. K.

A Ph D may not be enough
p. 1577 | Mahanty, Arabinda

Non-professionals in-charge of libraries
p. 1578 | Singh, Anil

Forests as refuges for birds in the Eastern Ghats of Tamil Nadu
p. 1579 | Daniels, R. J. Ranjit; David, J. Patrick; Vinoth, B.

Indian paper crosses 5000+ citations mark
p. 1580 | Kumar, Nitin; Panwar, Yatish; Mahesh, G.

Meeting Report
Traditional agriculture systems
p. 1581 | Maikhuri, R. K.; Negi, Vikram S.; Rawat, L. S.; Sahani, A. K.; Sundriyal, R. C.; Dhyani, P. P.

Marine ecosystems
p. 1583 | Vijayakumaran, K.; Pillai, S. Lakshmi

On the way to innovation
p. 1586 | Dasannacharya, B. A.

Cultivation of Saussurea costus cannot be treated as ‘artificially propagated'
p. 1587 | Kuniyal, Chandra P.; Rawat, Dharmendra S.; Sundriyal, R. C.

A frontier area of research on liquid biopesticides: the way forward for sustainable agriculture in India
p. 1590 | Rao, Mahendrakar Sreenivasa; Umamaheswari, Rajappa; Chakravarty, Akshay Kumar; Grace, Gummala Nuthana; Kamalnath, Manoharan; Prabu, Pandi

Biomass exploitation – a challenge finding its way to reality
p. 1593 | Singhvi, Mamata S.; Gokhale, Digambar V.

National Labs: Research Highlights 2014
Carbon quantum dots-mediated direct fluorescence assay for the detection of cardiac marker myoglobin
p. 1595 | Shorie, Munish; Kumar, Vinod; Sabherwal, Priyanka; Ganguli, A. K.

Geothermal systems in the Northwest Himalaya
p. 1597 | Rai, Santosh K.; Tiwari, Sameer K.; Bartarya, S. K.; Gupta, Anil K.

Raman Research Institute, Bengaluru
p. 1600 | Chakraborty, Debarshini

General Articles
Impact of international cooperation and science and innovation strategies on S&T output: a comparative study of India and China
p. 1603 | Hasan, S. A.; Rohilla, Amit; Luthra, Rajesh

Next-generation particle accelerators for frontline research and wide-ranging applications in India – how to realize them?
p. 1608 | Bhandari, R. K.; Roy, Amit

Decoding urban India’s carbon footprint: spatial–numerical mapping of thermal energy emissions
p. 1616 | Sethi, Mahendra

Review Articles
MicroRNAs and target mimics for crop improvement
p. 1624 | Gupta, Pushpendra K.

Research Articles
3β-Hydroxy-5,16-pregnadien-20-one exhibits both hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic activities
p. 1634 | Pratap, R.; Gupta, R. C.; Chander, R.; Khanna, A. K.; Singh, Vinita; Kapoor, N. K.; Srivastava, A. K.; Raina, D.; Singh, S.; Ghatak, A.; Asthana, O. P.; Nityanand, S.; Dev, Sukh; Anand, Nitya

Silica–zirconia alkali-resistant coatings by sol–gel route
p. 1647 | Dhere, Sunetra Laxman

Development of self-sustaining phototrophic granular biomass for bioremediation applications
p. 1653 | Kumar, Rajesh; Venugopalan, Vayalam P.

Landslide susceptibility zonation of Tehri reservoir rim region using binary logistic regression model
p. 1662 | Kumar, Rohan; Anbalagan, R.

Effects of addition of cationic ligands in hydrous bismuth oxide on removal of fluoride from aqueous solutions
p. 1673 | Ranjan, M.; Srivastav, A. L.; Shaktibala

Research Communications
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra): a potential salt-tolerant, highly remunerative medicinal crop for remediation of alkali soils
p. 1683 | Dagar, J. C.; Yadav, R. K.; Dar, S. R.; Ahamad, Sharif

Tree species composition in Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, Northern Western Ghats of India
p. 1688 | Joglekar, A.; Tadwalkar, M.; Mhaskar, M.; Chavan, B.; Ganeshaiah, K. N.; Patwardhan, A.

HR-MAS NMR-based metabolomic approach to study the effect of fungicidal stress on wheat seed germination
p. 1694 | Gogna, Navdeep; Dorai, Kavita

Northeast Microbial Database: a web-based databank of culturable soil microbes from North East India
p. 1702 | Joshi, S. R.; Banerjee, Subhro; Bhattacharjee, Kaushik; Lyngwi, Nathaniel A.; Koijam, Khedarani; Khaund, Polashree; Devi, Lamabam Sophiya; Nongkhlaw, Fenella M. W.

The May 21st, 2014 Bay of Bengal earthquake: implications for intraplate stress regime
p. 1706 | Rai, A. K.; Tripathy, S.; Sahu, S. C.

The admissible tsunamigenic source region of 24 September 2013 land-based earthquake – application of backward ray tracing technique
p. 1712 | Kumar, Ch. Patanjali; Kumar, B. Ajay; Devi, E. Uma; Mahendra, R. S.; Sunanda, M. V.; Kumar, M. Pradeep; Padmanabham, J.; Dipankar, S.; Kumar, T. Srinivasa

Soft sediment deformation structures in late Quaternary abandoned channel fill deposit of Yamuna river in NW Sub-Himalaya, India
p. 1717 | Pandey, Anand K.; Pandey, Prabha

Nest site characterization of sympatric hornbills in a tropical dry forest
p. 1725 | Shukla, Ushma; Prasad, Soumya; Joshi, Mohan; Sridhara, Sachin; Westcott, David A.

Living Legends in Indian Science
B. V. Sreekantan: A versatile and humane scientist
p. 1731 | Agrawal, P. C.

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Biophysics, 2014. Ken A. Dill and Xiaowei Zhuang (eds)
p. 1741 | Gopal, B.

Scientific Integrity: Text and Cases in Responsible Conduct of Research. Francis L. Macrina
p. 1741 | Joshi, Yateendra

United States-India Educational Foundation
p. 1744

5th International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in Asia CAA5
p. 1745

Position of Scientist-H at NIAB, Hyderabad - Department of Biotechnology
p. 1746

Institute for Integrated Programmes and Research in Basic Sciences - Mahatma Gandhi University
p. 1747

p. 1748

FACULTY RECRUITMENT - Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 1749

Vacancies in Heritage Programme - National Institute of Advanced Studies
p. 1750

Unique Opportunity for Excellent Research Career in Life Sciences - Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
p. 1751

Admissions for Ph.D. Programme 2015 - Centre for NANO and Soft Matter Sciences
p. 1752

Position Announcement RCom Chair Professor of Computational Science - Dhirubhai Ambani
p. 1752

SERC School on Single Crystals of Functional Materials and their Applications
p. 1753

Senior Research Officer and Research Associate - Regional Centre for Biotechnology
p. 1753

Nominations are invited for G N Ramachandran Gold Medal for Excellence in Biological Sciences and Technology – 2015
p. 1754

M.Sc. in Human Disease Genetics - Centre for Human Genetics
p. 1754

Institute of Life Sciences, Ahmedabad University
p. 1755

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships August 2014 - Institute of Nano Science and Technology
p. 1755

IIT Gandhinagar, Archaeological Sciences Centre
p. 1756

Workshop and Hands-on-Training on Plant DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics of Medicinal Potential in Plants - Bose Institute
p. 1756

Junior Research Fellow - Manipal University
p. 1757

Junior Research Fellow - Annamalai University
p. 1757

Wellcome Trust
p. 1757

Scientists - Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History - Centre for Human Genetics
p. 1757

Project Assistant - Department of Electronics
p. 1758

Senior Research Fellow and Junior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 1758

Research Positions - Manipal University
p. 1758

Scientist-D (Academic) - S.N. Bose Centre for Basic Sciences
p. 1758

Admissions 2015-16 - Puducherry University
p. 1759

Junior Research Fellow - Mangalore University
p. 1759

Senior/Junior Research Fellow - Banaras Hindu University
p. 1759

Junior Research Fellow - Alagappa University
p. 1760

Deputation of Indian Scientists Abroad under Bilateral Exchange Programme – 2016 - Indian National Science Academy
p. 1760

Post of Director, Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History
p. 1761

Junior Research Fellow - Yenepoya University
p. 1761

Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumakuru
p. 1764

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