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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.34 No.2, August-2021

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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:
  • Long-term measurement of canopy level net ecosystem flux rates of CO2 and water vapour in a natural rubber plantation indicated that the values were in agreement with carbon sequestration rates obtained through biomass inventory method
  • In a regularly tapped natural rubber plantation, yield during the fourth year of tapping was closely associated with long term yield facilitating early selection of high yielding clones
  • Rubber plantations under different soil management units of central Kerala sequestered more carbon than the northern and southern regions
  • Cloning, characterization and sequence analysis of HbSERK gene in Hevea brasiliensis revealed similarity with SERK gene from Arabidopsis thaliana and Medicago truncatula
  • Seven Hevea clones showing tolerance to Corynespora leaf fall disease could be identified from the disease screening study in Sri Lanka
  • Phloic ray characteristics in the inner hard bark region of secondary phloem in Hevea brasiliensis showed significant clonal variability
  • The effect of adhesive properties of blends of natural rubber with various proportions of methyl methacrylate-grafted natural rubber latex (MGL) studied