Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 112 - Issue 06: 25 Mar, 2017
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 1078

Guest Editorial
Joy of discovery as a reason for pursuing a career in science
p. 1079 | Ananthanarayan, B.

Opportunistic feeding behaviour of Xylophis perroteti in Emerald Valley, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India
p. 1081 | Santhoshkumar, P.; Kannan, P.

Professional doctorates and Ph D holders
p. 1081 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Data analytics: India needs an agency for health data
p. 1082 | Ray, Partha Pratim

Science Last Fortnight
p. 1083

Infosys Prize in Life Sciences 2016
p. 1087 | Ramani, Sasirekha

2017 King Faisal International Prize for Science and Medicine
p. 1088 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

Meeting Report
Teacher training workshops in India
p. 1090 | Shankar, R.; Orion, Nir; King, Chris; Warrier, Anish Kumar; Narahari, A. M.; Swamy, S. G. S.

Plant molecular farming
p. 1093 | Satishkumar, R.; Julian, Ma K.-C.

Solar-DC inverterless: an Indian technology bags IEEE Spectrum ‘Technology in the Service of Society’ Award 2017
p. 1094 | Kaur, Prabhjot

Research News
An island chain lost in the Bay of Bengal
p. 1095 | Srinivas, K.; Krishna, K. S.; Ismaiel, M.; Mishra, J.; Saha, D.

Can insecticide resistance be developed in termites?
p. 1097 | Mahapatro, G. K.

The Paris Climate Change Agreement and after
p. 1099 | Mathai, Manu V.; Narayan, P. S.

Technical Note
Effect of confining pressure on the mechanical properties of thermally treated sandstone
p. 1101 | Xu, Feng; Yang, Chunhe; Guo, Yintong; Wang, Tongtao; Wang, Lei; Zhang, Ping

Scientific Correspondence
Implications of mistaken identities in conservation of wild mangoes
p. 1107 | Ramana, M. Venkat; Venu, P.; Sanjappa, M.

A bird’s-eye view of landslide dammed lakes in Zanskar Himalaya, India
p. 1109 | Raj, K. Babu Govindha; Kumar, K. Vinod; Martha, Tapas R.

Coordinates and chronology of the ancient port city of Poompuhar, South India
p. 1112 | Ramasamy, Sm.; Saravanavel, J.; Kumanan, C. J.; Gunasekaran, S.

Incidence of gold associated with copper mineralization in Garhwal Lesser Himalaya, Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand, India
p. 1115 | Misra, P. S.; Das, Arindam; Balakrishnan, S.; Anand, A.

Fishes inhabiting fly ash-polluted tributary of Hasdeo river, Chhattisgarh, India
p. 1118 | Shrivastav, Shikha; Singh, Sushma

General Articles
Are small-sized firms really innovative? Understanding the Indian scenario
p. 1121 | Dey, Debanjana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1121-1126

If systems approach is the way forward, what can the ayurvedic theory of tridosha teach us?
p. 1127 | Jayasundar, Rama
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1127-1133

Research on literature involving zirconia-based on Pubmed database: a bibliometric analysis
p. 1134 | Yu, Huiyan; Zhi, Zhuangzhi; Zhang, Chunxia; Yang, Huazhe
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1134-1137

Review Articles
Water quality of River Beas, India
p. 1138 | Kumar, Vinod; Sharma, Anket; Thukral, Ashwani Kumar; Bhardwaj, Renu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1138-1157

Research Articles
Correction of Mars Colour Camera images for identification of spectral classes
p. 1158 | Mathew, Kurian; Arya, A. S.; Seth, Harish; Moorthi, S. Manthira; Babu, P. N.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1158-1164

DNA methylation changes in a gene-specific manner in different developmental stages of Drosophila melanogaster
p. 1165 | Panikar, Chitra S.; Paingankar, Mandar S.; Deshmukh, Saniya; Abhyankar, Varada; Deobagkar, Deepti D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1165-1175

Changes in vapour pressure deficit and air-to-leaf temperature difference due to the effects of watering frequency and seasonal variation-induced adaptive responses in Balanites aegyptiaca
p. 1176 | Elfeel, A. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1176-1182

Antioxidant and alleviatory effects of hydroalcholic extract of cauliflower leaves against sodium fluoride-induced cardiotoxicity in Wistar male rats
p. 1183 | Mitta, Raghavendra; Kandula, Ravindra Reddy; Pulala, Raghuveer Yadav; Korlakunta, Narasimha Jayaveera; Vattikuti, Uma Maheswara Rao
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1183-1186

Balancing conservation and development in Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttarakhand, India
p. 1187 | Irengbam, Michelle; Dobriyal, Pariva; Hussain, Syed Ainul; Badola, Ruchi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1187-1196

Macropore flow as a groundwater component in hydrologic simulation: modelling, applications and results
p. 1197 | Kumar, M. Ranjit; Meenambal, T.; Kumar, V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1197-1207

Estimation of snow accumulation on Samudra Tapu glacier, Western Himalaya using airborne ground penetrating radar
p. 1208 | Singh, K. K.; Negi, H. S.; Kumar, A.; Kulkarni, A.; Dewali, S. K.; Datt, P.; Ganju, A.; Kumar, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1208-1218

Inter- and intra-annual variations in the population of Tripos from the Bay of Bengal
p. 1219 | Chitari, Rajath R.; Anil, Arga Chandrashekar; Kulkarni, Vinayak V.; Narale, Dhiraj D.; Patil, Jagadish S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1219-1229

Identification of single nucleotide polymorphism from Indian Bubalus bubalis through targeted sequence capture
p. 1230 | Patel, A. B.; Subramanian, R. B.; Padh, H.; Shah, T. M.; Mohapatra, A.; Reddy, B.; Jakhesara, S. J.; Koringa, P. G.; Dash, D.; Joshi, C. G.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1230-1239

Should Indian researchers pay to get their work published?
p. 1239 | Madhan, Muthu; Kimidi, Siva Shankar; Gunasekaran, Subbiah; Arunachalam, Subbiah

Research Communications
Making scientometric sense out of NIRF scores
p. 1240 | Prathap, Gangan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1240-1242

Hierarchy of parameters influencing cutting performance of surface miner through artificial intelligence and statistical methods
p. 1242 | Prakash, A.; Murthy, V. M. S. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1242-1249

Evaluation of the genetic diversity and population structure in drumstick (Moringa oleifera L.) using SSR markers
p. 1250 | Rajalakshmi, R.; Rajalakshmi, S.; Parida, Ajay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1250-1256

Inferring gene regulatory networks using Kendall’s tau correlation coefficient and identification of salinity stress responsive genes in rice
p. 1257 | Das, Samarendra; Meher, Prabina Kumar; Pradhan, Upendra Kumar; Paul, Amrit Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1257-1262

An interactive computer vision system for tree ring analysis
p. 1262 | Subah, S.; Derminder, S.; Sanjeev, C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1262-1265

QTL mapping for early ground cover in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under drought stress
p. 1266 | Mondal, Biswajit; Singh, Anupam; Yadav, Aneeta; Tomar, Ram Sewak Singh; Singh, Gyanendra Pratap; Prabhu, Kumble Vinod
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1266-1271

Impact of particulate pollution on photosynthesis, transpiration and plant water potential of teak (Tectona grandis L.)
p. 1272 | Anoob, P.; Roby, Paul C.; Santhoshkumar, A. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v112/i06/1272-1276

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2016, Raymond Jeanloz and Katherine H. Freeman (eds)
p. 1277 | Rajendran, C. P.

Psychological Perspectives on Childcare in Indian Indigenous Health Systems by Kapur Malavika
p. 1279 | Rout, Bharat Chandra

Soil Health and Climate Change, Bhupinder Pal Singh, Annette L. Cowie and K. Yin Chan (eds)
p. 1280 | Kumar, Akhilesh; Jaiswal, Durgesh Kumar; Verma, Jay Prakash

Personal News
Eugene Garfield (1925–2017)
p. 1282 | Arunachalam, Subbiah

J. G. Negi (1936–2016)
p. 1285 | Bapat, Arun

M. Sc. in Human Disease Genetics (2017–2019) - Centre for Human Genetics
p. 1286

2018-2019 Fulbright-Nehru and other Fulbright Fellowships for Indian citizens - United States-India Educational Foundation
p. 1287

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on ‘Partial Differential Equations and their Applications (PDEA-2017)’ during 3–15 July 2017
p. 1288

Applications/Nominations are Invited for the Post of Director - National Institute of Plant Genome Research
p. 1289

Call for Applications for Field Training Course in Glaciology - Geological Survey of India
p. 1290

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships - Institute of Nano Science and Technology
p. 1291

PhD Program with Scholarship - Manipal University
p. 1291

Postgraduate Programmes 2017-18 - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
p. 1291

Nominations in the prescribed proforma are invited by the Odisha Bigyan Academy, Science and Technology Department
p. 1292

Invites Nominations from Scientists/Researchers for Forthcoming IODP Expeditions - National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research
p. 1292

Junior Research Fellow - Yenepoya University
p. 1293

Admission to the PhD Program of Manipal University
p. 1293

Junior Research Fellow - Easwari Engineering College
p. 1294

Junior Research Fellow - Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 1294

Applications are invited online from Indian Nationals - CSIR-Structural Engineering Research Centre
p. 1294

B.M. Birla Science Prizes - B.M. Birla Science Centre
p. 1294

Monsoon School on Urban Floods, 3–8 July 2017 - Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru
p. 1295

Project Assistant - Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science
p. 1295

Junior Scientist - Naoroji Godrej Centre for Plant Research
p. 1295

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