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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.2, August-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:
  • An overview on the rubber growing soils of India
  • Extent of old and senile holdings on the rise in India
  • Enhanced stress tolerance in Hevea callus obtained through integration of osmotin gene through Agrobacterium mediated genetic transformation
  • A partial SERK gene , a potential marker for acquisition of embryogenic competence was isolated and characterized from Hevea brasiliensis
  • Commercially available organic manures marketed in Kerala were contaminated with chromium and recorded high N content indicating adulteration with chemical fertilizers
  • Promising Hevea clones developed from cold prone Assam, North East India
  • Purple root disease caused by Helicobasidium compactum in young rubber plants and its control with common fungicides
  • Replacement of nitrosamine producing accelerators, tetramethyl thiuram disulphide (TMTD) and N-oxydiethylene 2 - benzothiazole sulphenamide (MBS) with safe systems tetrabenzyl thiuram disulphide (TBzTD) and N-tert-butyl 2- benzothiazole sulphenamide (TBBS) in an efficient vulcanisation system for natural rubber compounds
  • Incorporation of resorcinol-formaldehyde modified starch to natural rubber at the latex stage improved the properties of the natural rubber compounds