Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 76 - Issue 2: 25 Jan, 1999
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0116

Editorial: Scientific publishing in the Third World
p. 0117 | Balaram, P.

Need to vitalize, not preserve, India's culture and environment
p. 0119 | Bhattacharjee, S. K.

Herbal petrol, milk-sipping idols... what's next?
p. 0119 | Muralidharan, E. M.

India's status after Pokhran-II
p. 0121 | Jayaraman, T.

On the way to extinction? The scene in Indian grasses
p. 0122 | Vats, S. K.; Singh, R. D.; Ahuja, P. S.

Reviewing a review
p. 0124 | Narain, Hari

Viewing a reviewer
p. 0125 | Bhargava, P. M.

Computational chemistry: Much ado about nothing
p. 0126 | Roy, Rustum

Stochastic differential equations and applications
p. 0128 | Borkar, Vivek S.

Biodiversity conservation and impact assessment
p. 0129 | Balakrishna, P.

Active tectonics and paleoseismology
p. 0131 | Mukul, Malay

Research News
Redefined role of mevalonate-isoprenoid pathway in terpenoid biosynthesis in higher plants
p. 0133 | Luthra, Rajesh; Luthra, Pratibha M.; Kumar, Sushil

A novel approach for raising salt-tolerant transgenic plants based on altering stress signalling through Ca++/calmodulin-dependent protein phosphatase calcineurin
p. 0136 | Grover, Anil

The debate on the dawn of multicellular life on earth
p. 0137 | Sankaran, A. V.

Scientific Correspondence
Can free fatty acids in the tiger pheromone act as an individual fingerprint?
p. 0141 | Poddar-sarkar, Mousumi; Brahmachary, R. L.

The antiepileptic drug sodium valproate affects body weight in Drosophila
p. 0142 | Sharma, Abhay; Kumar, Sushil

Brassinosteroids and benzylaminopurine increase yield in IR50 indica rice
p. 0145 | Krishnan, S.; Azhakanandam, K.; Ebenezer, G. A. I.; Samson, N. P.; Dayanandan, P.

In vitro multiplication of Centella asiatica, a medicinal herb from leaf explants
p. 0147 | Banerjee, Suchitra; Zehra, Mehar; Kumar, Sushil

General Articles
Accelerator development at the Nuclear Science Centre
p. 0149 | Roy, A.

India's nuclear capability, her security concerns and the recent tests
p. 0154 | Udgaonkar, B. M.

Review Articles
New insights into the multiple functions of Sp1, a ubiquitous transcription factor
p. 0166 | Parnaik, Veena K.

Prospectives of botanical and microbial products as pesticides of tomorrow
p. 0172 | Varma, Jaya; Dubey, N. K.

Research Articles
Mean distance of closest approach of ions in NaCl (aq. ) at 25°C calculated from degrees of association using Bjerrum's theory
p. 0179 | Heyrovská, R.

Special Section: Laser Cooling and Trapping of Ions (Guest Editor: R. Srinivasan)
Laser cooling and trapping of ions and atoms
p. 0183 | Srinivasan, R.

Frequency stabilization of diode lasers
p. 0190 | Chawla, Santa

Ion trapping techniques
p. 0200 | Prasad, S. Renuka; Datta, Partha Pratim; Menon, A. G.

Magneto-optical traps for neutral atoms
p. 0207 | Jagatap, B. N.; Manohar, K. G.; Nakhate, S. G.; Marathe, A. P.; Ahmad, S. A.

Temperature measurement of the cold cloud of atoms
p. 0213 | Ramachandran, Hema

Experiments with a laser-cooled cloud of atoms
p. 0216 | Natarajan, Vasant; Banerjee, Ayan; Rapol, Umakant

Research Communications
Mating propensity in Drosophila bipectinata under different sex-ratios and choice situations
p. 0222 | Singh, B. N.; Sisodia, Seema

Susceptibility of Vigna sesquipedalis Koern (Asparagus bean) to an oncogenic strain of Agrobacterium tumefaciens
p. 0225 | Ignacimuthu, S.; Becker, J.; Nagl, W.

Multiphasic zinc uptake system in mycorrhizal and nonmycorrhizal roots of French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L. )
p. 0228 | Sharma, A. K.; Srivastava, P. C.; Johri, B. N.

Protective mechanism of glucose against streptozotocin-induced free radical generation in pancreatic islets in vivo and in vitro
p. 0231 | Sitasawad, Sandhya L.

Disease and stress-induced mortality of corals in Indian reefs and observations on bleaching of corals in the Andamans
p. 0233 | Ravindran, J.; Raghukumar, Chandralata; Raghukumar, S.

Copper resistance in Candida guilliermondii strain DS31
p. 0237 | Saxena, Deepa; Srivastava, Sheela

The meandering Indus channels: Study in a small area by the multibeam swath bathymetry system - Hydrosweep
p. 0240 | Kodagali, V. N.; Jauhari, Pratima

Using global positioning system for orthometric height determination for growth surveys in Ladakh Himalaya
p. 0243 | Banerjee, Paramesh; Satyaprakash

Book Reviews
Wings of Fire: An Autobiography
p. 0247 | Prathap, Gangan

Directory of Electronic Journals, Newsletters and Academic Discussion Lists
p. 0248 | Arunachalam, Subbiah

Flood Studies in India
p. 0248 | Vaidyanadhan, R.

Historical Notes
Early days of Raman Research Institute - Some personal reflections
p. 0251 | Jayaraman, A.

Centre for Research on Environment, Ecology and Development(CREED)
p. 0254

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
p. 0256

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