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Rubber Research Institute of India ( RRII ) under Rubber Board, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, Kottayam, Kerala, India has been publishing a peer reviewed scientific journal named Indian Journal of Natural Rubber Research since 1988. This was renamed as Natural Rubber Research in 2004 and subsequently as Rubber Science in 2012, reflecting its widening scope and inclusive nature in tune with the changing trends in rubber research in India and outside. Read more...


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Vol.29 No.3, December-2016

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Articles on biology, cultivation, processing and technology of latex and dry rubber and socio-economic aspects of natural rubber are published in Rubber Science. Articles on all sources of natural rubber like Hevea, Guayule, Russian dandelion etc.

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Highlights of the research findings in this issue are:
  • History of transplantation of rubber from Brazil to South-East Asian colonies of Europe
  • Improved ortet clones for the non-traditional South Kannada district of Karnataka
  • An overview of India’s tariff policies on rubber and rubber products under the regional trade agreements (RTAs)
  • Thirteen promising drought tolerant ortets were evaluated for their yield potential and two clones were exhibiting rubber yield superior to the high yielding check clone RRII 105
  • Vegetation and management practices influenced soil organic matter quality and quantity and soil carbon mineralization
  • Promising half-sib progenies were evaluated in two different agro-climatic regions employing the clonal nursery evaluation technique and identified clones with wider adaptability
  • Virulence of Corynespora cassiicola isolates were studied using crude toxin and spore inoculation. CAS gene (gene responsible for toxin production) was lacking in isolates showing less virulence
  • Cold adapted Hevea ortets at early establishment stage
  • Fertilizer response in mature rubber is related to the soil conditions
  • Synthetic polyisoprene latex, an alternative to natural rubber latex in dipped goods applications
  • High level of residual accelerator in NR surgical gloves in Indian market, leads to high bioavailability in aqueous extracts of the gloves