Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 79 - Issue 11: 10 Dec, 2000
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1509

Editorial
Systematic biology in the information age
p. 1511 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Impact Factor of Indian journals
p. 1513 | Jain, N. C.

A case for History and Philosophy of Science in Indian universities
p. 1514 | Virk, H. S.

Modernization of agriculture -- A boon or bane?
p. 1515 | Umarani, R.; Subramaniyan, K.

Legal protection for biotech trials
p. 1516 | Zhang, Bao-hong

News
President Putin's recent visit to India: The road ahead for Indo-Russian Science and Technology cooperation
p. 1516 | Sen, Nirupa

Meeting Report
The Himalayas revisited
p. 1518 | Iyer, Sridhar D.; Mukhopadhyay, Ranadhir

Research News
Early Archaean life in deep-sea hydrothermal ecosystem
p. 1520 | Sankaran, A. V.

Radiation resistance in bacteria
p. 1523 | Chattopadhyay, M. K.

Opinion
Disarmament--development dichotomy: Who will bell the cat?
p. 1523 | Ramakrishna, T.

From the archives
From the archives
p. 1526

Scientific Correspondence
Visualization of orchid mycorrhizal fungal structures with fluorescence dye using epifluorescence microscopy
p. 1527 | Senthilkumar, S.; Krishnamurthy, K. V.; Britto, S. John; Arockiasamy, D. I.

Thidiazuron-induced in vitro flowering in Dendrocalamus strictus Nees
p. 1529 | Singh, Madhulika; Jaiswal, Uma; Jaiswal, V. S.

General Articles
Incorporating traditional coexistence propensities into management of wildlife habitats in India
p. 1531 | Venkataraman, Arun

Review Articles
The burden of haemoglobinopathies in India and the challenges ahead
p. 1536 | Balgir, R. S.

Plant productivity determinants beyond minerals, water and light: Piriformospora indica -- A revolutionary plant growth promoting fungus
p. 1548 | Singh, Archana; Sharma, Jyotika; Rexer, Karl-heinz; Varma, Ajit

Special Section: Science of Gems (Guest Editor: K. R. Rao)
A brief overview of gem materials: Natural and synthetic
p. 1555 | Jayaraman, A.

Treated and synthetic gem materials
p. 1566 | Shigley, James E.

Synthetic moissanite: A new man-made jewel
p. 1572 | Nassau, Kurt

Research Articles
Asteroid tetrahedron shape models from spud data
p. 1578 | Khushalani, B.

Research Communication
Chronic restraint stress impairs acquisition and retention of spatial memory task in rats
p. 1581 | Sunanda; Rao, B. S. Shankaranarayana; Raju, T. R.

Cloning and expression of aceA gene encoding isocitrate lyase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis
p. 1585 | Pradheep, S. Arvindh; Narayanan, Sujatha; Vasan, S. K.; Narayanan, P. R.

Digital analysis of induced erythrocyte shape changes in hypercholesterolemia under in vitro conditions
p. 1588 | Manjunatha, M.; Singh, Megha

Resistance of P-solubilizing Acetobacter diazotrophicus to antibiotics
p. 1591 | Mowade, Sarita; Bhattacharyya, P.

K-feldspar metasomatism in granulite-facies rocks of Palghat region, Kerala: Evidence and implications of brines in charnockite-forming metamorphism
p. 1594 | Sukumaran, Subhash; Kumar, G. R. Ravindra

Tree-ring indications of recent glacier fluctuations in Gangotri, western Himalaya, India
p. 1598 | Singh, Jayendra; Yadav, Ram R.

Complete regeneration of ablated eyestalk in penaeid prawn, Penaeus monodon
p. 1602 | Desai, U. M.; Achuthankutty, C. T.

Erratum
Erratum
p. 1603

Book Reviews
Implicit Partial Differential Equations
p. 1604 | Ramaswamy, Mythily

Stochastic Models: Analysis and Applications
p. 1605 | Deshmukh, S. R.

Seed and Nursery Technology of Forest Trees
p. 1605 | Ram, H. Y. Mohan

Personal News
Abraham Pais: Physicist and biographer (1918--2000) -- An obituary
p. 1607 | Santiapillai, Charles

Book Reviews
Microbes Minerals and Environment
p. 1607 | Mishra, S.; Ghosh, P. K.

Historical Notes
The quantum, its discovery and the continuing quest
p. 1609 | Pasupathy, J.

Random selections
Random selections
p. 1614

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p. 1616

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p. 1617

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p. 1618

National Diary Research Institute Southern Regional Station
p. 1618

Bharathidasan University
p. 1619

Burhani Foundation – NEERI Award 1999 and 2000
p. 1619

Mangalore University - Research Fellowships
p. 1620

Gulbarga University - Department of Biochemistry
p. 1620

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