Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 76 - Issue 07: 10 Apr, 1999
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0858

Editorial
Biotechnology course
p. 0859 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Journal publication in India-Crisis or opportunity?
p. 0861 | Satyanarayana, K.

Looking for C. V. Raman? Hunt for the likes of Asutosh Mookerjee first
p. 0862 | Bhattacharjee, S. K.

Biodegradable polythene from plants
p. 0863 | Ahad, Abdul; Zahan, S. K.

National mapping of science
p. 0864 | Jain, N. C.

Ichthyophis beddomei peters, 1879 or Ichthyophis tricolor Annandale, 1909-?
p. 0864 | Radhakrishnan, C.; Gopi, K. C.

News
First Indian observation of the optical transient of a gamma-ray burst
p. 0865 | Sagar, Ram

International conference on biotechnology in public-DNA and the quality of life
p. 0866 | Bhatia, C. R.

Research News
Evidence of oil formation during Archaean times
p. 0868 | Sankaran, A. V.

Scientific Correspondence
Nematicidal principle from the fungus Pleurotus sajor caju
p. 0870 | Nath, A.; Patyal, S. K.; Sharma, V. P.

Interspecific hybridization between the catfishes Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch) and Heteropneustes microps (Gunther) (Siluride: Heteropneustidae)
p. 0871 | Sridhar, S.; Haniffa, M. A.

Mineral Phosphate solubilizing activity for Acetobacter diazotraophicus: A bacterium associated with sugarcane
p. 0874 | Maheshkumar, K. S.; Krishnaraj, P. U.; Alagwadi, A. R.

General Articles
Breeding for metal tolerance in food crops
p. 0876 | Srikanth, R.; Khanam, Anees

Review Articles
Current trends in 'ancient DNA studies'-A review
p. 0879 | Siva Kumar, S.; Subramaniam, V.; Walimbe, S. R.; Singh, Lalji

Special Section: Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) (Guest Editor: A. P. Mitra)
INDOEX (India): Introductory note
p. 0886

A study on the characteristics of the marine boundary layer over Indian Ocean with ORV Sagar Kanya cruise # 120 during 1997
p. 0890 | Satyanarayana, A. N. V.; Mohanty, U. C.; Sam, N. V.

Latitude variation of boundary layer height over Indian Ocean during pre- and First Field Phase (FFP-98)of INDOEX
p. 0898 | Venkataramana, M.; Gupta, K. Sen; Ramachandran, Radhika; Ravindran, Sudha; Amenulla, S.; Raju, J. V. S.

Circulation characteristics associated with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone during northern winter
p. 0903 | Iyengar, G. R.; Prasad, V. S.; Ramesh, K. J.

Impact of boundary-layer parameterization in simulating the marine boundary layer for INDOEX
p. 0907 | Basu, Swati

Suggested observational network for simulation of cloud processes during INDOEX
p. 0912 | Das, Someshwar

Identification of tracer clouds: A shape-based approach
p. 0916 | Ray, Nilanjan; Mukherjee, Dipti Prasad; Das, Jyotirmoy

Results on direct radiative forcing of aerosols obtained over the tropical Indian Ocean
p. 0924 | Jayaraman, A.

Variabilities in O3, NO, CO and CH4 over the Indian Ocean during winter
p. 0931 | Naja, Manish; Lal, Shyam; Venkataramani, S.; Modh, K. S.; Chand, Duli

Vertical distribution of ozone over the Indian Ocean (15°N-20°S) during First Field Phase INDOEX-1998
p. 0938 | Mandal, T. K.; Kley, D.; Smit, H. G. J.; Srivastava, S. K.; Peshin, S. K.; Mitra, A. P.

Study of trace gas species including greenhouse gases over the Indian Ocean during INDOEX precampaign cruises of 1996, 1997 and 1998 on Sagar Kanya
p. 0944 | Gupta, Prabhat K.; Sharma, R. C.; Koul, S.; Parashar, D. C.; Mandal, T. K.; Mitra, A. P.

Aerosol loading in coastal and marine environments in the Indian Ocean region during winter season
p. 0947 | Parameswaran, K.; Nair, Prabha R.; Rajan, Rekha; Ramana, M. Venkata

Optical properties of atmospheric aerosols over the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean: North-south contrast across the ITCZ, K. Krishna
p. 0956 | Moorthy; Saha, Auromeet; Niranjan, K.; Pillai, Preetha S.

Aerosol size characteristics over the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean: Extensive sub-micron aerosol loading in the northern hemisphere
p. 0961 | Moorthy, K. Krishna; Pillai, Preetha S.; Saha, Auromeet; Niranjan, K.

Measurements of acid rain over Indian Ocean and surface measurements of atmospheric aerosols at New Delhi during INDOEX pre-campaigns
p. 0968 | Kulshrestha, U. C.; Jain, Monika; Mandal, T. K.; Gupta, Prabhat K.; Sarkar, A. K.; Parashar, D. C.

Ground-based lidar study of aerosol and boundary layer characteristics during INDOEX first field phase
p. 0973 | Devara, P. C. S.; Raj, P. E.; Maheskumar, R. S.; Dani, K. K.; Pandithurai, G.

Correlative measurements of aerosol optical depth and size distribution around INDOEX-FFP 98 from multi-spectral solar radiometry
p. 0977 | Devara, P. C. S.; Maheshkumar, R. S.; Raj, P. E.; Dani, K. K.; Pandithurai, G.; Rao, Y. Jaya

Studies of trace gases and Aitken Nuclei at inland and coastal stations - A part of INDOEX programme
p. 0981 | Rao, P. S. P.; Momin, G. A.; Safai, P. D.; Ali, K.; Naik, M. S.; Pillai, A. G.

Atmospheric aerosol characteristics studies at Pune and Thiruvananthapuram during INDOEX programme-1998
p. 0985 | Momin, G. A.; Rao, P. S. P.; Safai, P. D.; Ali, K.; Naik, M. S.; Pillai, A. G.

Measurements of the atmospheric electric field and conductivity made over Indian Ocean during December 1996-January 1997
p. 0990 | Gopalakrishnan, V.; Kamra, A. K.

Changes in the concentration and size-distribution of the sub-micron particles associated with the sea- and land-breezes at a coastal region
p. 0994 | Murugavel, P.; Kamra, A. K.

Installation of an automatic spectrometer at Mauritius and preliminary results of NO2 over Mauritius
p. 0998 | Jadhav, D. B.; Londhe, A. L.; Meena, G. S.; Jhurry, Dhajay; Rossette, J. M.

Heat content variability in the tropical Indian Ocean during second pre-INDOEX campaign (boreal winter (1996-1997)
p. 1001 | Rao, E. P. Rama; Babu, V. Ramesh; Rao, L. V. G.

Direct radiative forcing from anthropogenic carbonaceous aerosols over India
p. 1005 | Reddy, M. Shekar; Venkataraman, Chandra

Research Articles
Evaluation of the protective efficacy of a rabies DNA vaccine in mice using an intracerebral challenge model
p. 1012 | Biswas, Subhabrata; Ashok, M. S.; Reddy, G. S.; Srinivasan, V. A.; Rangarajan, P. N.

Racial divergence in sternopleural bristles among the parental races and the newly evolved Cytoraces 1 and 2 of the nasuta-albomicans complex of Drosophila
p. 1017 | Harini, B. P.; Ramachandra, N. B.

Research Communication
Day-time variation in methane emission from two tropical urban wetlands in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
p. 1020 | Verma, Anuradha; Subramanian, V.; Ramesh, R.

Evidence of human Occupation and humid climate of 30 Ka in the alluvium of southern Ganga Plain
p. 1022 | Singh, Indra Bir; Sharma, Shikha; Sharma, Maneesh; Srivastava, Pradeep; Rajgopalan, Govindraja

Seismic and magnetotelluric studies over a crustal scale fault zone for imaging a metallogenic province of Aravalli-Delhi Fold Belt region
p. 1027 | Prasad, B. Rajendra; Rao, V. Vijaya; Reddy, P. R.

Mineral phosphate solubiliztion defective mutants of Pseudomonas sp. express pleiotropic phenotypes
p. 1032 | Krishnaraj, P. U.; Sadashivam, K. V.; Khanuja, S. P. S.

Studies of hexaethylene glycol bridge as a non-nucleotide loop in oligonucleotide by flourescence spectroscopy and molecular modelling
p. 1035 | Sharma, Rajesh K.; Salunkhe, Manikrao M.

Response of Periplaneta americana (L. ) to novel boric acid bait
p. 1039 | Patil, S. J.; Somawanshi, N. R.

Book Reviews
Ramachandran - A Biography of Gopalsamudram Narayan Ramachandran, The famous Indian Bio-physicist, Raghupathy Sarma
p. 1042 | Joshi, N. V.

Gravitation and relativity: At the Turn of the Millenium, J. V. Narlikar and N. K. Dadhich
p. 1044 | Prasanna, A. R.

Eco-restructuring: Implications for Sustainable development, Robert U. Ayres(ed)
p. 1045 | Rao, R. Kuppu

Fish Genetics and Biodiversity Conservation, A. G. Ponniah, P. Das and S. R. Verma(eds)
p. 1048 | Pandian, T. J.

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CD-ROM Database from INSDOC for R and D Institutions
p. 1053

Indian Academy of Sciences-List of Journals and Personal Subscription Rates
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