Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 76 - Issue 12: 25 Jun, 1999
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1518

Editorial
Who's afraid of impact factors
p. 1519 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Proliferation of awards will lower the quality of our basic research
p. 1521 | Bhattacharjee, S. K.

Why is NET necessary?
p. 1521 | Pandey, Vachaspati

Olive Ridleys in Orissa: Further comments
p. 1522 | Shanker, Kartik; Pandav, Bivash; Choudhury, B. C.

News
Probing fundamental problems with lasers and cold atoms: An Indo-French workshop
p. 1523 | Unnikrishnan, C. S.

Research News
Curious or dubious: The story of a hydrocarbon with an exceptionally short C=C bond length
p. 1526 | Chandrasekhar, J.

Commentary
Thomas Malthus and sustainable agriculture
p. 1528 | Sinha, Suresh K.

Opinion
The rise of the techno-baboo: IT is a brain-sink
p. 1531 | Kochhar, Rajesh

Scientific Correspondence
Gravity image of India
p. 1533 | Babu, H. V. Ram

Poaching, STF-activity and forest loss
p. 1535 | Shivaraj, B.; Shashidhar

Fish skull from Palana Formation at Hadla-Bhatiyan, District Bikaner, Rajasthan
p. 1536 | Paliwal, B. S.

Insect remains from Upper Triassic sediments of Satpura Basin, India
p. 1539 | Kumar, Pramod; Kumar, Prabhat

Occurrence of Cynopterus brachyotis (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae) in Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Southern India
p. 1542 | Balasingh, J.; Ronald, J.; Nathan, P. Thiruchenthil; Isaac, S. Suthakar

Protective effect of Picrorhiza kurroa on mitochondrial glutathione antioxidant system in D-galactosamine-induced hepatitis in rats
p. 1543 | Anandan, R.; Rekha, R. Deepa; Devaki, T.

General Articles
Methane gas: An unconventional energy resource
p. 1546 | Singh, Alpana; Singh, Bhagwan D.

Review Articles
Lipoprotein (a): Biology and role in atherosclerotic vascular diseases
p. 1553 | Luthra, K.; Misra, A.; Srivastava, L. M.

Research Communication
Nanoscale measurements for computing Young's modulus with atomic force microscope
p. 1561 | Kaul, A. D.; Gangwal, A.; Wadhwa, S. S.

Langmuir-Blodgett films of poly alkyl thiophenes: Preparation and characterization of multilayers
p. 1566 | Somanathan, N.; Dhathathreyan, A.; Wegner, G.

Expression of nptII marker and gus reporter genes and their inheritance in subsequent generations of transgenic Brassica developed through Agrobacterium-mediated gene transfer
p. 1569 | Paul, Soma; Sikdar, S. R.

Detection of sandal spike phytoplasma by polymerase chain reaction
p. 1574 | Thomas, Sunil; Balasundaran, M.

Total phenol profile in some rice varieties in relation to infestation by Asian rice gall midge Orseolia oryzae (Wood-Mason)
p. 1577 | Amudhan, S.; Rao, U. Prasada; Bentur, J. S.

Distribution of membrane-bound calcium and activated calmodulin in cultured protoplasts of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L. )
p. 1580 | Kalra, Geetika; Bhatla, S. C.

Truce with oxygen - Anaerobiosis outcompete aerobiosis in the Antarctic lacustrine bacteria
p. 1585 | Bharathi, P. A. Loka; Nair, Shanta; De souza, M. J.; Chandramohan, D.

Book Reviews
Fractals in Biology and Medicine, Volume II
p. 1588 | Rangarajan, Govindan

Atlas of Carbonate Microfacies from the Reservoirs of Bombay Offshore Basin, India
p. 1589 | Bhattacharyya, Ajit

Annual Review of Microbiology 1998
p. 1590 | Singh, Jagmohan

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 1998
p. 1591 | Rajendran, Kusala; Rajendran, C. P.

Illustrated Text Book on Sericulture
p. 1593 | Shree, M. P.

Historical Notes
Magnetic properties of solids: Krishnan's contribution
p. 1595 | Majumdar, C. K.

Erratum
Looking for C. V. Raman? Hunt for the likes of Asutosh Mookerjee first
p. 1597 | Bhattacherjee, S. K.

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University of Pune - Recruitment of JRF
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p. 1604

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p. 1609

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