Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 122 - Issue 03: 10 Feb, 2022
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 0230

Editorial
Online remedies – risks and realities
p. 0231 | Saha, Dilip

News
Current Science Reports
p. 0233

Scientists develop the world’s first reproducing robots
p. 0237 | Krishnan, Arjun R.

Research News
Low GI rice for rice consumers suffering from diabetes mellitus
p. 0238 | Rao, D. Sanjeeva; Ananthan, R.; Longvah, T.; Kumar, J. Aravind; Babu, V. Ravindra; Sundaram, R. M.

Opinion
Managing the COVID-19 pandemic: is BCG an alternative?
p. 0240 | Menon, Thangam

Commentary
Trained immunity: a sustainable disease management strategy in aquaculture
p. 0242 | Ramanan, P. Aparna; Pillai, Devika; Kumar, V. J. Rejish

Scientific Correspondence
Unevenness of geographical spread of COVID-19 at country and continental scales
p. 0244 | Prathap, Gangan

General Articles
Mojiang mine, RaTG13, miners’ disease and related samples remain essential clues in the origin SARS-CoV-2
p. 0247 | Rahalkar, Monali C.; Bahulikar, Rahul A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/247-250

Breaking silos: can the emerging field of Ayurvedic biology contribute to the advancement of Indian health science
p. 0251 | Vijay, Bhavya; Singh, Gurmeet; Vishnuprasad, Chethala N.; Godbole, Ashwini; Kukkupuni, Subrahmanya Kumar; Shankar, Prasan; Devkumar, Poornima; Shankar, Darshan
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/251-257

Review Articles
Medicinal and aromatic plants as an emerging source of bioherbicides
p. 0258 | Maurya, Pooja; Mazeed, Abdul; Kumar, Dipender; Ahmad, Iffat Zareen; Suryavanshi, Priyanka
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/258-266

Viral diseases in Indian freshwater and marine water pisciculture
p. 0267 | Bajpai, Vertika; Pragyan, Divya; Suman, Kirty; Mohanty, Jyotirmaya; Sahoo, Pramoda Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/267-280

Research Articles
Structural variability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis SSB and susceptibility to inhibition
p. 0281 | Raja, Srikalaivani; Paul, Anju; Raghavan, Sriram; Narayanan, Sibi; Shee, Somnath; Singh, Amit; Varshney, Umesh; Gopal, Balasubramanian; Vijayan, Mamannamana
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/281-289

Metabolic profiling and biological activity of Pseudocercospora hakeae on Curculigo orchioides Gaertn.
p. 0290 | Anila, Poozhithodikovilingal Subrahmanian; Vivek, Padmanabhan Jayanthikumari; Swetha, Parakkulathil Ramachandran; Athulya, Thazhe Kollora; Resmi, Mohankumar Saraladevi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/290-297

Kerala Bird Atlas 2015–20: features, outcomes and implications of a citizen-science project
p. 0298 | Praveen, J.; Nameer, P. O.; Jha, Ashish; Aravind, Anish; Dilip, K. G.; Karuthedathu, Dipu; Tom, George; Mavelikara, Hari; Mannar, Harikumar; Palot, Jafer; Johnson, Jaichand; Jishnu, R.; Rodrigues, K. Maxim; Mujeeb, P. M.; Namassivayan, L.; Payyeri, Naveelal; Nesrudheen, P. P.; Narayanan, S. Prasanth; Prasanth, S. S.; Krishna, M. C. Prashantha; Praveen, E. S.; Velayudhan, Praveen; Reghuvaran, Premchand; Kidoor, Raju; Rathish, R. L.; Roshnath, R.; Sashikumar, C.; Meppayur, Satyan; Sivakumar, A. K.; Sreedevi, A. K.; Sreekumar, B.; Sreekumar, E. R.; Sumesh, P. B.; Venugopal, R.; Venugopal, Vinod; Vishnudas, C. K.; Kartha, Vishnupriyan; Puliyeri, Vivek; Quader, Suhel; Reddy, Abinand; Puthiyeri, Abdul Raheem; Riyas, K. Abdul; Abhijith, R. S.; Surendran, Abhijith; Sunil, Abhin M.; Chandran, Abhinand; Abhirami, C.; Jayakumar, Abhirami M.; Peter, Abhishek Sebastian; Muhammed, N. V. Afreed; Katakath, Afthab Faisal; Ajai, P.; Raju, Aju K.; Akhil, P. M.; Akhil, U. S.; Amal, U. S.; Menon, Anamika; Ansari, Anas Ibinu; Aneesh, K. S.; Aneesh, S.; Hari, C. Anjana; Anjitha, R.; Raj, P. N. Anoop; John, Anu; Varma, Anuradha; Anushreedha, S. S.; Aravind, C. K.; Ramachandran, Arjun; Arun, B.; George, Arun; Gopi, Arun P.; Varghese, Arun; Vinod, Arya; Shaji, Ashley; Raj, V. M. Ashok; Viswanathan, Ashwin; Mohammed, Aslam; Aswin, A.; Aswin, K. S.; Ali, A. Azhar; Balaji, P. B.; Paul, M. Bibin; Shree, J. Chaithra; Venkatraman, Chandrasekaran; Charutha, K.; Jose, Clareena T.; Jose, Clince P.; Singh, Dalip; Sanghamithra, Devika; Sikarwar, Digvijay Singh; Murukesh, Divin; Divin, V.; Arief, Fauzia; Mandal, Jaydev; Sarlin, P. J.; Nafar, A. Adil; Bachan, K. H. Amitha; Rejitha, V.; Dev, R. S. Vishnu; Rowther, B. Elias; Raja, Firosh; Iyer, Geetha; George, Ginu; Gireesan, T. U.; Mohan, P. K. Girish; Dsouza, Glen Preetesh; Govind, G.; Greeshma, P.; Prasad, P. M. Hari; Hariharan, T. V.; Harith, A.; Harith, C.; Hemanth, B.; Mohamed, Ijaas; David, J. Patrick; Jain, P. K.; Jameela, P.; Jayakrishnan, G.; Jishnu, K.; Jismi, M. O.; Johnson, Jithin; Soniya, C. Joel; Babu, Jose Rani; Roy, Joseph; Nelson, Jyothish; Krishnan, M. Jyothi; Bhandary, K. Pranav; Jamaludheen, K. M.; Ravi, Kavingal; Thrikkadeeri, Karthik; Nair, Kausthubh K.; Kiran, B. S.; Kumar, Kiran S.; Raj, D. Kishore; Panaganti, Kishore Kumar; Moorthy, M. Krishna; Murthy, R. Krishna; Krishnanunni, M. R.; Prabhakaran, Latha; Lathika, K. K.; Abraham, Libin; Narayanan, G. Hari; Panigrahi, Madhumita; Manav, S.; Karingamadathil, Manoj; Manoj, T. R.; Thomas, Manu; Manuel, P. P.; Varghese, Mebin George; Chandran, P. Megha; Sulaiman, M. Mohammad; Madathil, Mohammed Ashif; Hirash, V. K. Mohammed; Ramees, K. Mohammed; Thirunnavaya, M. Sadique; Niyas, A. P. Muhammed; Muhasin, C. T.; Kizhakkemadham, Mukundan; Azeez, Naseerudheen Abdul; Nikhil, P. V.; Niranjana, C.; Mundekad, Nisha; Mohan, Nithin; Pavithra, A.; Viswanathan, Poornima; Pramod, P.; Prakash, G.; Prasath, S.; Prakash, Prasoon; Preethi, N.; Rajeevan, Rahul; Rajaguru, M.; Rajarajan, V.; Sankaran, Raju; Ratheesh, K.; Crasta, Rayan Pradeep; Mohan, Remya; Renju, -; Koshy, Robin C.; Rai, Rohan; Tom, Roshin; Chandran, Sachin; Sachinkrishna, M. V.; Ali, M. V. Saeed Anvar; Siril, Sajitha; Bharadwaj, D. D. Samarth; George, Samuel; Morris, Sancia; Augustine, Sandeep; Das, Sandeep K.; Morris, Sandie; Sandra, P. R.; Sanuraj, T. K.; Sawant, Saurabh; Morris, Savio; Selvaganesh, K.; Shahil, K.; Shahina, N. N.; Valasy, Shahul; Siji, P. K.; Joseph, Siju; Sivashankar, R.; Karim, Siyad A.; Mohan, Sreehari K.; Pillai, Sreehari M.; Sowmiya, M. Sri; Srinila, K. T.; Subin, K. S.; Sujith, V. G.; Sukumaran, Suryamol; Syamili, M. S.; Menon, Tarun; Praveen, Tejas; Thilak, S. A.; Antony, Tony; Ullas, U. R; Sivaji, Vinod Ooralath; Narayanan, Vishnu; Sreejith, M. Vishnu; Chandran, A. Vivek; Sudhakaran, Vivek; Vridhi, R.; Humam, Wahiba Irshad; Uchummal, Yadukrishna J.; Yathumon, M. A.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/298-309

Imputation of trip data for a docked bike-sharing system
p. 0310 | Thomas, Milan Mathew; Verma, Ashish; Mayakuntla, Sai Kiran
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/310-318

Research Communication
Commercial agriculture inside reserve forests – the case of natural rubber cultivation in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India
p. 0319 | Jacob, James; Pradeep, B.
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/319-322

Potential of native forest leaves to modulate in vitro rumen fermentation and mitigate methane emission
p. 0322 | Choudhary, Shilpa; Santra, Ashok; Sarkar, Srobana; Mandal, Ajoy; Das, Subrata Kumar
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/322-327

Relationship between Cerambyciid borer (Insecta: Coleoptera) infestation and human-induced biotic interferences causing mortality of kharsu (Quercus semecarpifolia Smith in Rees) oak trees in Garhwal, Western Himalaya, India
p. 0327 | Ramola, Gaurav Chand; Singh, Arun Pratap
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/327-332

Groundwater evidences in confirmation of palaeo-course of Assi River in Uttar Pradesh, India
p. 0333 | Mishra, Mallikarjun; Raju, K. N. Prudhvi
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/333-337

Solar photovoltaic pump sets as a substitute for conventional pump sets
p. 0337 | Aggarwal, Rajan; Satpute, Sanjay; Kaur, Simranpreet
doi: 10.18520/cs/v122/i3/337-343

Book Reviews
It’s About Time: Understanding Einstein’s Relativity. N. David Mermin
p. 0344 | Unnikrishnan, C. S.

Lasers: Fundamentals and Applications (Second edition). K. Thyagarajan and Ajoy Ghatak
p. 0345 | Anjaiah, J.

Annual Review of Physiology, 2021. Mark T. Nelson and Kenneth Walsh (eds)
p. 0346 | Vaz, Mario

Academy News
Newly elected Fellows and Honorary Fellows for 2022
p. 0348

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