Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 114 - Issue 03: 10 Feb, 2018
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0422

Guest Editorial
Regulatory harmonization: a view from India
p. 0423 | Saberwal, Gayatri

Correspondence
Need to explore camel milk as probiotics
p. 0425 | Ghattargi, Vikas C.; Suryavanshi, Mangesh V.; Kalam, Swapnil; Shouche, Yogesh S.; Meti, Bharati S.

India higher education internationalization: problems and possibilities
p. 0425 | Altbach, Philip G.

Polyembryony in Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC. from Kerala, India
p. 0426 | Kumar, V. Kamal; Rajalakshmi, R.

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 0428

Meeting Report
Gene therapy
p. 0432 | Bhattacharya, Alok

River rejuvenation
p. 0433 | Priya, S.

In Conversation
T. Jacob John
p. 0436 | Priya, S.

Commentary
Nutritional security vis-à-vis food production in India: the strength of agri-nutri linkage in retrospect
p. 0439 | Paul, Sudipta; Vellaichamy, Sangeetha; ., Satyapriya; Singh, Premlata

Scientific Correspondence
Comparative evaluation of research in IISc, IITs, NUS and NTU using CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017 data
p. 0442 | Prathap, Gangan

Impatiens bhimgadensis (Balsaminaceae), a new species from Karnataka, India
p. 0443 | Bhaskar, V.; Sringeswara, A. N.

Occurrence of live rhodolith bed of Lithophyllum kotschyanum Unger (Corallinaceae: Lithophylloideae) in Palk Bay: first record from India
p. 0445 | Sreeraj, C. R.; Abhilash, K. R.; Samuel, V. Deepak; Krishnan, P.; Purvaja, R.; Ramesh, R.

General Articles
Learning to think like a scientist and a mathematician
p. 0447 | Mohanan, K. P.; Mohanan, Tara
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/447-451

A new solution for city water: quality drinking water from the river floodplains
p. 0452 | Soni, Vikram; Shekhar, Shashank; Rao, S. V. N.; Kumar, Suman; Singh, Diwan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/452-461

Review Articles
Advances in understanding of structure, function and plasticity of HCN channels
p. 0462 | Khurana, Sukant
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/462-467

Special Section: Conservation of Threatened Plants of India (Guest Editors: S. K. Barik, N. K. Chrungoo and D. Adhikari)
Preface
p. 0468 | Adhikari, D.; Barik, S. K.; Chrungoo, N. K.

Geographic distribution pattern of threatened plants of India and steps taken for their conservation
p. 0470 | Barik, S. K.; Tiwari, O. N.; Adhikari, D.; Singh, P. P.; Tiwary, R.; Barua, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/470-503

Recovery of critically endangered plant species in India: need for a comprehensive approach
p. 0504 | Ravikanth, G.; Jagadish, M. R.; Vasudeva, R.; Shaanker, R. Uma; Aravind, N. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/504-511

Contributions of plant taxonomy, herbarium and field germplasm bank to conservation of threatened plants: case studies from the Himalayas and Eastern and Western Ghats
p. 0512 | Haridasan, K.; Mao, A. A.; Janarthanam, M. K.; Pandey, A. K.; Barik, S. K.; Srivastava, S. K.; Panda, P. C.; Suresh, Geetha; Borthakur, S. K.; Datta, B. K.; Rao, B. Ravi Prasad
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/512-518

Inventory and characterization of new populations through ecological niche modelling improve threat assessment
p. 0519 | Adhikari, D.; Reshi, Z.; Datta, B. K.; Samant, S. S.; Chettri, A.; Upadhaya, K.; Shah, M. A.; Singh, P. P.; Tiwary, R.; Majumdar, K.; Pradhan, A.; Thakur, M. L.; Salam, N.; Zahoor, Z.; Mir, S. H.; Kaloo, Z. A.; Barik, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/519-531

Metapopulation modelling of threatened plants to assess conservation status and determine minimum viable population size
p. 0532 | Lyngdoh, Mark K.; Chettri, Arun; Adhikari, D.; Barik, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/532-538

Establishing taxonomic identity and selecting genetically diverse populations for conservation of threatened plants using molecular markers
p. 0539 | Chrungoo, N. K.; Rout, G. R.; Balasubramani, S. P.; Rajasekharan, P. E.; Haridasan, K.; Rao, B. R. P.; Manjunath, R.; Nagduwar, G.; Venkatasubramanian, P.; Nongbet, A.; Hynniewta, M.; Swain, D.; Salamma, S.; Souravi, K.; Jena, S. N.; Barik, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/539-553

Bioactive metabolite profiling for identification of elite germplasms: a conservation strategy for threatened medicinal plants
p. 0554 | Venkatasubramanian, Padma; Balasubramani, S. P.; Nandi, S. K.; Tariq, Mohd
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/554-561

Improving macropropagation and seed germination techniques for conservation of threatened species
p. 0562 | Panda, P. C.; Kumar, S.; Singh, J. P.; Gajurel, P.; Kamila, P. K.; Kashung, S.; Kulloli, R. N.; Singh, P. P.; Adhikari, D.; Barik, S. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/562-566

In vitro propagation of some threatened plant species of India
p. 0567 | Deb, C. R.; Rout, G. R.; Mao, A. A.; Nandi, S. K.; Singha, R. K. Nilasana; Vijayan, D.; Langhu, T.; Kikon, Z. P.; Pradhan, S.; Tariq, Mohd; Swain, D.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/567-575

Floral biology and embryological studies are important for conservation of threatened plants having reproductive bottlenecks: a case study of Illicium griffithii Hook. f. & Thomson
p. 0576 | Marbaniang, E. J.; Venugopal, N.; Verma, Susheel; Raina, Ravinder; Khajuria, Ankush; Gautam, Kamini
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/576-587

Classifying threatened species of India using IUCN criteria
p. 0588 | Barik, S. K.; Rao, B. R. P.; Haridasan, K.; Adhikari, D.; Singh, P. P.; Tiwary, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/588-595

Research Articles
Morphology of slope streaks within Nicholson crater, Mars: records of recent wind activity
p. 0596 | Desai, Ami J.; Murty, S. V. S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/596-607

Modelling vadose zone processes for assessing groundwater recharge in semi-arid region
p. 0608 | Dandekar, A. T.; Singh, D. K.; Sarangi, A.; Singh, A. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/608-618

Seasonal variation in wildlife roadkills in plantations and tropical rainforest in the Anamalai Hills, Western Ghats, India
p. 0619 | Jeganathan, P.; Mudappa, Divya; Kumar, M. Ananda; Raman, T. R. Shankar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/619-626

African buffalo optimization for global optimization
p. 0627 | Odili, Julius Beneoluchi; Noraziah, A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/627-636

Research Communication
Coherence of the light of firefly Luciola praeusta
p. 0637 | Sharma, Upamanyu; Goswami, Angana; Barua, Anurup Gohain
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/637-643

Stability-indicating method of entacapone-related substances using UPLC in finished dosage form
p. 0644 | Konduru, Naresh; Gundla, Rambabu; Katari, Naresh Kumar; Madhuri, G. V.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/644-649

Impact of rapid urbanization on water quality index in groundwater fed Gomati River, Lucknow, India
p. 0650 | Goel, Pooja; Saxena, Abhishek; Singh, Dhruv Sen; Verma, Deepti
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/650-654

An assessment of groundwater quality in Kottukal microwatershed in Thiruvananthapuram district, South Kerala
p. 0655 | Thompson, Lal; George, Shalu; Bushra, A.; Santy, S. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/655-660

Illustration of hydrate-based methane gas separation in coal bed methane type gas composition at lower pressures
p. 0661 | Kiran, Burla Sai; Sowjanya, Kandadai; Eswari, Ch. V. V.; Prasad, Pinnelli S. R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/661-666

Identification of bovine viral diarrhoea virus type 2 in cattle bull semen from southern India and its genetic characterization
p. 0666 | Mishra, Niranjan; Kalaiyarasu, Semmannan; Mallinath, K. C.; Rajukumar, Katherukamem; Khetan, Rohit K.; Gautam, Siddharth; Venkatesha, M. D.; Byregowda, S. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/666-670

Alaskan-type mafic–ultramafic complex at Padhar, Betul Belt, Central India
p. 0671 | Meshram, R. R.; Rao, N. K.; Chore, S.; Dora, M. L.; Shome, S.; Shareef, M.; Korakoppa, M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/671-678

Differential bleaching patterns in corals of Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar
p. 0679 | Krishnan, P.; Purvaja, R.; Sreeraj, C. R.; Raghuraman, R.; Robin, R. S.; Abhilash, K. R.; Mahendra, R. S.; Anand, A.; Gopi, M.; Mohanty, P. C.; Venkataraman, K.; Ramesh, R.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v114/i03/679-685

Book Reviews
M. S. Swaminathan: Legend in Science and Beyond. P. C. Kesavan
p. 0686 | Rabbinge, Rudy

Ayurveda: At the Turning Point, Chandra Kant Katiyar and C. P. Khare
p. 0687 | Patwardhan, Bhushan

Personal News
V. V. S. Sarma (1944–2018)
p. 0690 | Viswanadham, N.

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