Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 115 - Issue 09: 10 Nov, 2018
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1618

Editorial
Tech start-ups and their ecosystems in India
p. 1619 | Subrahmanya, M. H. Bala

Correspondence
Should plant breeders be denied of genetic resources from protected areas?
p. 1621 | Singh, Kuldeep; John, K. Joseph; Pradheep, K.

Cotoneaster buxifolius Wall. ex Lindl., a vulnerable shrub species in Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India
p. 1622 | Kiran, A. Ravi; ., Kabeer

News
Science Last Fortnight
p. 1623

Directed evolution – bringing the power of evolution to the laboratory: 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
p. 1627 | Verma, Sheenam; Salunke, Dinakar M.

T-cells and cancer immunotherapy (immuno-oncology): the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
p. 1631 | Gupta, P. K.

Meeting Report
Clouds, microphysical processes and small-scale simulations
p. 1636 | Kumar, Bipin; Bhowmik, Moumita; Nanjundiah, Ravi S.

Commentary
The journey of the world’s first non-steroidal contraceptive from Academic venture to National family programme
p. 1638 | Kumar, Niti; Pant, Garima; Kulkarni, Sripathi Rao

Testing the limits of quantum mechanics
p. 1641 | Singh, Tejinder Pal

General Articles
Periodic table of elements revisited for accommodating elements of future years
p. 1644 | Rath, M. C.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1644-1647

Biobusiness in brief: what ails clinical trials?
p. 1648 | Saberwal, Gayatri
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1648-1652

Bibliometric and social network analysis in scientific research on precision agriculture
p. 1653 | Aleixandre-Tudó, José Luis; Castelló-Cogollos, Lourdes; Aleixandre, José Luis; Aleixandre-Benavent, Rafael
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1653-1667

Special Section
Preface
p. 1668 | Mohan, Rahul; Ling, Clemente Michael Wong Vui

Occurrence of ice-bonded sediments in the Mackenzie Trough, Beaufort Sea
p. 1669 | Kim, Young-Gyun; Jin, Young Keun; Kim, Sookwan; Kang, Seung-Goo; Hong, Jong Kuk
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1669-1673

Ground-based observations for the upper atmosphere at Jang Bogo Station, Antarctica: preliminary results
p. 1674 | Kim, Ji Eun; Kim, Jeong-Han; Jee, Geonhwa; Lee, Changsup; Kwon, Hyuck-Jin; Ham, Young-Bae; Bullett, Terence; Wu, Qian; Mabie, Justin; Zabotin, Nikolay
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1674-1678

Palaeolimnological records of regime shifts from marine-to-lacustrine system in a coastal Antarctic lake in response to post-glacial isostatic uplift
p. 1679 | Mahesh, Badanal Siddaiah; Nair, Abhilash; Warrier, Anish Kumar; Avadhani, Anirudha; Mohan, Rahul; Tiwari, Manish
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1679-1683

Effects of vertically propagating mountain waves during a strong wind event over the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
p. 1684 | Chenoli, Sheeba Nettukandy; Turner, John; Samah, Azizan Abu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1684-1689

Population dynamics of bacterioplanktonic component associated with the phytoplankton biomass in Kongsfjorden, an Arctic fjord
p. 1690 | Sinha, Rupesh Kumar; Krishnan, K. P.; Kerkar, Savita
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1690-1694

Draft genome sequence of a novel actinobacterium from the family Intrasporangiaceae isolated from Signy Island, Antarctica
p. 1695 | Thomas, S. M.; Convey, P.; Gan, H. M.; Pearce, D. A.; Tan, G. Y. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1695-1696

Effects of field warming on a High Arctic soil bacterial community: a metagenomic analysis
p. 1697 | Lim, P. P. J.; Newsham, K. K.; Convey, P.; Gan, H. M.; Yew, W. C.; Tan, G. Y. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1697-1700

Analysis of bacterial communities of King George and Deception Islands, Antarctica using high-throughput sequencing
p. 1701 | Chua, C. Y.; Yong, S. T.; González, M. A.; Lavin, P.; Cheah, Y. K.; Tan, G. Y. A.; Wong, C. M. V. L.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1701-1705

Genome sequences of two cold-adapted Cryobacterium spp. SO1 and SO2 from Fildes Peninsula, Antarctica
p. 1706 | Teoh, C. P.; Wong, C. M. V. L.; Lee, D. J. H.; González, M. A.; Najimudin, N.; Lee, P. C.; Cheah, Y. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1706-1708

Microbial eukaryotic diversity with emphasis on picoprasinophytes under the sea ice of the central Arctic Ocean in summer
p. 1709 | Luo, Wei; Li, Huirong; Gao, Xiaoyan; Lin, Ling; Yu, Yong; Zeng, Yinxin
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1709-1713

Review Articles
The malaise of under-representation of women in science: the Indian story
p. 1714 | Malhotra, Charu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1714-1723

Research Articles
Tree-based classification of tabla strokes
p. 1724 | Deolekar, Subodh; Abraham, Siby
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1724-1731

Photocatalytic degradation of aqueous phenanthrene in a slurry photocatalytic reactor: optimization and modelling
p. 1732 | Rani, C. Nirmala; Karthikeyan, S.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1732-1740

Microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen in relation to cropping systems in Central Himalaya, India
p. 1741 | Padalia, Kirtika; Bargali, S. S.; Bargali, Kiran; Khulbe, Kapil
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1741-1750

Population dynamics of Betula ermanii in response to climate change at the Changbai Mountain treeline, China
p. 1751 | Wang, Xiaodong; Dong, Weihua; Liu, Huiqing; Wu, Zhengfang; Fan, Weihong; Dai, Junhu
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1751-1760

Semi-empirical model for predicting pot-hole depth in underground coal mining
p. 1761 | Ritesh, Lokhande D.; Murthy, V. M. S. R.; Kalendra, Singh
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1761-1769

10Be/9Be ratios of Cauvery river delta sediments, southern India: implications for palaeo-denudation rates in the catchment and variation in summer monsoon rainfall during Late Quaternary
p. 1770 | Dhal, Soumya Prakash; Balakrishnan, S.; Kumar, Pankaj; Singh, Pramod; Sharan, Alok; Chopra, Sundeep
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1770-1781

Research Communication
Development of a unique full-scale real-fire façade testing facility at IIT Gandhinagar
p. 1782 | Srivastava, Gaurav; Ghoroi, Chinmay; Gandhi, Pravinray; Jagdish, V.; Karthikeyan, G.; Chakravarthy, Aravind; Nakrani, Dharmit
doi: 0.18520/cs/v115/i9/1782-1787

Monitoring of total volatile organic compounds and particulate matter in an indoor environment
p. 1787 | Gaur, Manisha; Bhandari, Kirti; Shukla, Anuradha
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1787-1792

Developing a management plan for Loktak Lake considering Keibul Lamjao National Park and hydropower demand using a data driven modeling approach
p. 1793 | Eliza, Kh.; Khosa, R.; Gosain, A. K.; Nema, A. K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1793-1798

Rift assessment and potential calving zone of Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica
p. 1799 | Darji, Simone; Oza, Sandip R.; Shah, R. D.; Rathore, B. P.; Bahuguna, I. M.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1799-1804

Phenology of a temperate fern Dryopteris wallichiana (Spreng.) Hyl. (Dryopteridaceae) in Uttarakhand, India
p. 1805 | Punetha, N.; Pant, J. N.; Punetha, R.; Bhakuni, K.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v115/i9/1805-1809

Book Reviews
History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Volume XII, Part 4: Modern Atomism. J. Pasupathy (ed.)
p. 1810 | Ramakrishnan, T. V.

Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, 2017. Randy Schekman, Larry Goldstein and Ruth Lehmann (eds)
p. 1811 | Nagaraj, R.

Historical Notes
E. C. G. Sudarshan and the quantum mechanics of charged-particle beam optics
p. 1813 | Khan, Sameen Ahmed

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Building Energy Efficienty Higher and Advanced Network (BHAVAN) Fellowships
p. 1815

Fourth PHSS Foundation Awards for Year 2018–19 - Prof. H.S. Srivastava Foundation for Science and Society, Lucknow
p. 1816

IGSTC 2+2 Call 2018 - INDO-GERMAN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
p. 1817

Bengaluru India NANO
p. 1818

Science Academies’ 3rd Refresher Course on ‘Advances in Molecular Biology’
p. 1819

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Experimental Physics
p. 1820

National Biopharma Mission - Biotechnology Inudstry Research Assistance Council
p. 1821

Workshop on ‘Role of Endophytes in Modulating Crop Growth and Productivity’ - University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru
p. 1822

Nominations for the Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowshiop for the year 2018-19
p. 1823

Post of Research Fellow - Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 1823

2nd International Conference on on Nanobiotechnology for Agriculture
p. 1824

Workshop on Science Writing - Current Science
p. 1824

Director - Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad
p. 1825

Junior Research Fellow - Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
p. 1825

Junior Research Fellow - SRM University AP
p. 1825

Dr J Nagaraju Memorial Research Awards in Life Sciences
p. 1825

Call for Research Proposals for 2018–19 - Science and Technology of Yoga and Meditation
p. 1827

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