Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 109 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2015
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0006

Guest Editorial
Environmental noise control
p. 0007 | Munjal, M. L.

Gender equality in science in India: an undeveloped agenda
p. 0009 | Gupta, Namrata

The prospects of university teaching: a futuristic reality check
p. 0010 | Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy

Teaching in higher education institutions – policy rethink is necessary
p. 0011 | Chaudhuri, Basab

Why a Ph D is not enough
p. 0011 | Dutta, Himangshu

Meeting Report
Women in science
p. 0013 | Clark, Jenifer; Godbole, Rohini M.; Putty, Madhukara

Plant science research
p. 0014 | Kharwar, R. N.; Dubey, S. K.; Pandey, J.; Rai, L. C.

COPE code of conduct clause 3.1 under the microscope: a prelude to unfair rejections
p. 0016 | Silva, Jaime A. Teixeira Da

Assessment and evaluation in tertiary chemistry education: are we bothered?
p. 0018 | Ravishankar, Lakshmy; Ladage, Savita; Shridhar, Gomathi

Scientific Correspondence
Enhanced detection of tissue auto-fluorescence by one-photon ultrafast pulsed illumination
p. 0021 | De, Arijit Kumar; Bansal, Vivek; Gupta, Aditya; Goswami, Debabrata; Roy, Debjit

Ultrastructures in the lateral part of Nummulites vredenburgi Prever (Foraminiferida)
p. 0022 | Sengupta, S.; Sarkar, Sampa; Syed, Rosina

Conservation of medicinally important plants by the indigenous people of Manipur (Meiteis) by incorporating them with religion and nature worship
p. 0025 | Phurailatpam, A. K.; Singh, S. R.; Nongthombam, R.

General Articles
An Indian ombudsman institution for ethics in scientific R&D
p. 0031 | Ranade, Shirish A.; Kumar, Nikhil

Special Section: Fungal Endophytes – Biology and Bioprospecting (Guest Editors: T. S. Suryanarayanan and R. Uma Shaanker)
p. 0037 | Suryanarayanan, T. S.; Shaanker, R. Uma

Fungal endophytes are involved in multiple balanced antagonisms
p. 0039 | Schulz, B.; Haas, S.; Junker, C.; Andrée, N.; Schobert, M.

Entomopathogenic fungi as endophytes: plant–endophyte–herbivore interactions and prospects for use in biological control
p. 0046 | Vidal, Stefan; Jaber, Lara R.

The role of endophyte diversity in protecting plants from defoliation by leaf-cutting ants
p. 0055 | Estrada, Catalina; Degner, Ethan C.; Rojas, Enith I.; Wcislo, William T.; Van Bael, Sunshine A.

Assemblages of endophytic fungi on Salicornia europaea disjunctively distributed in Japan: towards clarification of the ubiquity of fungal endophytes on halophytes and their ecological roles
p. 0062 | Okane, Izumi; Nakagiri, Akira

Non-mycorrhizal endophytic fungi from orchids
p. 0072 | Ma, Xiaoya; Kang, Jichuan; Nontachaiyapoom, Sureeporn; Wen, Tingchi; Hyde, Kevin D.

Endophytes from marine macroalgae: promising sources of novel natural products
p. 0088 | Flewelling, Andrew J.; Currie, Jessica; Gray, Christopher A.; Johnson, John A.

Screening marine-derived endophytic fungi for xylan-degrading enzymes
p. 0112 | Thirunavukkarasu, N.; Jahnes, Ben; Broadstock, Arthur; Govinda Rajulu, M. B.; Murali, T. S.; Gopalan, Venkat; Suryanarayanan, T. S.

Endophytic phyllosphere fungi and nutrient cycling in terrestrial ecosystems
p. 0121 | Saikkonen, K.; Mikola, J.; Helander, M.

Endophyte fungal diversity in Nothapodytes nimmoniana along its distributional gradient in the Western Ghats, India: are camptothecine (anticancer alkaloid) producing endophytes restricted to specific clades?
p. 0127 | Shweta, Singh; Gurumurthy, B. R.; Vasanthakumari, M. M.; Ravikanth, G.; Dayanandan, S.; Storms, R.; Shivanna, M. B.; Uma Shaanker, R.

Research Articles
Comparative genome-wide association studies for plant production traits under drought in diverse rice (Oryza sativa L.) lines using SNP and SSR markers
p. 0139 | Muthukumar, C.; Subathra, T.; Aiswarya, J.; Gayathri, V.; Babu, R. Chandra

Landscape entropy approach to demarcate pathways for oozing of water in a desert area in India
p. 0148 | Mondal, N. C.; Ahmed, S.

Study of landslide hazard zonation in Mandakini Valley, Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand using remote sensing and GIS
p. 0158 | Rawat, M. S.; Uniyal, D. P.; Dobhal, R.; Joshi, Varun; Rawat, B. S.; Bartwal, Anil; Singh, Devendra; Aswal, Ashok

Research Communications
Outbreak of dengue in Tamil Nadu, India
p. 0171 | Chandran, R.; Azeez, P. A.

The influence of geology on terrestrial gamma radiation dose rate in Pahang state, Malaysia
p. 0177 | Gabdo, H. T.; Ramli, A. T.; Saleh, M. A.; Sanusi, M. S.; Garba, N. N.

Invasion of the Himalayan hotspot by Acacia farnesiana: how the human footprint influences the potential distribution of alien species
p. 0183 | Abulizi, Abudukeyimu; Feng, Zhaodong; Yang, Jianjun; Zayiti, Abudoukeremujiang; Xu, Zhonglin

Sono-, photo- and sonophotocatalytic decontamination of organic pollutants in water: studies on the lack of correlation between pollutant degradation and concurrently formed H2O2
p. 0189 | Jyothi, K. P.; Yesodharan, Suguna; Yesodharan, E. P.

Tafoni along the east coast, Chennai to Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu
p. 0195 | Arjunan, Malarvizhi; Achyuthan, Hema

Living Legends in Indian Science
Yash Pal
p. 0202 | Cowsik, Ramanath

Book Reviews
Superconductors. A. V. Narlikar
p. 0209 | Raychaudhuri, Pratap

The Internet: A Revolution in Progress. Mohan Sundara Rajan
p. 0209 | Sampathkumar, S.

Ferns and Fern-allies of Sikkim: A Pictorial Handbook, Part-II. B. S. Kholia
p. 0211 | Rawat, G. S.

Personal News
K. N. Sharma (1929–2015)
p. 0212 | Selvamurthy, W.

Historical Notes
Visionary chemist – Dr Yellapragada Subba Row
p. 0213 | Venkata Rao, E.

5th International Symposium on Cage Aquaculture in India
p. 0214

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms
p. 0215

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 0216

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University
p. 0217

Indian Bee Course 2015
p. 0217

National Workshop on ‘Relevance of Microscopy in Microbial Characterization’
p. 0218

Assistant/Associate Professor - Chettinad Academy of Research and Education
p. 0218

Fellowships for Biomedical Research in India - Wellcome Trust
p. 0219

Junior Research Fellow - All India Coordinated Research Project on Rapeseed-Mustard
p. 0219

Director - International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials
p. 0220

Junior Research Fellow - Nagapur Shikshak Mandals
p. 0220

Inviting young physicists as JRF - St Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
p. 0220

Visiting Fellowships Programme 2015–16 - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 0221

Junior Research Fellow - Mangalore University
p. 0221

Scientists/Professors - Dibrugarh University
p. 0221

Short-term Training Course - Savitribai Phule Pune University
p. 0222

2015 Eli Lilly Outstanding Thesis Awards
p. 0222

B.V. Patel PERD Centre - Announces August 2015 Workshops
p. 0222

Corrigendum - Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 0222

Junior Research Fellow - SDM College of Engineering and Technology, Dharwad
p. 0223

Junior Research Fellow - Manipal University
p. 0223

Scientists - International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials
p. 0223

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