Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 80 - Issue 12: 25 Jun, 2001
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1472

Editorial
Starting out in research
p. 1473 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
'The golden earth' of Karnataka
p. 1475 | Krishna, B. R.; Gejji, F. H.

UGC's role in introducing astrology courses in Indian Universities
p. 1475 | Ramachandran, R.

Importance of good teachers and leaders of research
p. 1477 | Virk, H. S.

The Bradman class, spiritualism and scientists
p. 1477 | Gupta, Y. K.

Fading fragrance of musk
p. 1478 | Tewari, Ira

News
Revival of the Centre for Studies in Science Policy at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
p. 1479 | Sen, Nirupa

From the archives
p. 1480

Meeting Report
Globalization of agriculture
p. 1481 | Peter, K. V.; Mohandas, M.; Joseph, Jose

A viable substitute for diesel in rural India
p. 1483 | Shrinivasa, Udipi

Scientific Correspondence
On a long-lost endemic liverwort (Hepaticae) from India
p. 1484 | Srivastava, S. C.; Rawat, K. K.

Vocal interactions, territoriality and fighting behaviour of the rhacophorid frog, Philantus variabilis (Gunther, 1858)
p. 1486 | Kadadevaru, Girish G.; Kanamadi, Ravishankar D.

Purification of sandal spike phytoplasma for the production of polyclonal antibody
p. 1489 | Thomas, Sunil; Balasundaran, M.

General Articles
Genetic transformation of crop plants: Risks and opportunities for the rural poor
p. 1495 | Sharma, H. C.; Sharma, K. K.; Seetharama, N.; Ortiz, Rodomiro

Indian rice varieties released in countries around the world
p. 1508 | Prasad, G. S. V.; Prasadarao, U.; Rani, N. Shobha; Rao, L. V. S.; Pasalu, I. C.; Muralidharan, K.

Review Articles
Virulence factors of Bordetella pertussis
p. 1512 | Babu, M. Madan; Bhargavi, J.; Saund, Ranajeet Singh; Singh, S. Kumar

DNA, a molecular wire or not - The debate continues
p. 1523 | Maiya, Bhaskar G.; Ramasarma, T.

Special Section: Surface Characterization using Accelerators (Guest Editors: D. K Avasthi and N. C. Mishra)
Preface
p. 1531 | Mehta, G. K.

ERDA with swift heavy ions for materials characterization
p. 1532 | Avasthi, D. K.; Assmann, W.

Proton Induced X-ray Emission - A tool for non-destructive trace element analysis
p. 1542 | Govil, I. M.

Surface and near-surface modifications and analysis by MeV ions
p. 1550 | Dev, B. N.

Swift heavy ion-induced modification and track formation in materials
p. 1560 | Kanjilal, D.

Irradiation effects of swift heavy ions on gallium arsenide, silicon and silicon diodes
p. 1567 | Bhoraskar, V. N.

Research Communication
Combustion synthesized Ce1-xPtxO2-d (x = 0. 005), 0. 01 and 0. 02; d ~ 0. 07 and 0. 1): A novel room-temperature H2-O2 recombination catalyst
p. 1576 | Bera, Parthasarathi; Hegde, M. S.; Patil, K. C.

Intrachain defects in n-C60H122 hydrocarbon: A low angle powder XRD study
p. 1578 | Shashikanth, P. B.; Prasad, P. B. V.

Heterocarpous flowers resulting from a recessive mutation in periwinkle Catharanthus roseus
p. 1581 | Rai, Shashi Pandey; Kumar, Sushil

Effect of Bacillus thuringiensis H-14 toxin on the gut peristalsis in Aedes aegypti mosquito
p. 1584 | Mourya, D. T.; Gokhale, M. D.; Barde, P. V.

Oligonucleotide ligation assay for rapid and sensitive identification of carriers of a missense mutation in the cardiac β-myosin heavy chain gene causing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in an Indian family
p. 1588 | Sakthivel, Sadayappan; Vosberg, Hans-peter; Rajamanickam, Chellam

Activation of the human serum complement cascade by insecticides
p. 1592 | Ayub, Sadia; Deb, Kalpana; Sharma, Mukta; Das, Nibhriti

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2000
p. 1596 | Jog, Chanda J.

Veterinary Pathology in the Tropics
p. 1597 | Rajan, A.

Quaternary Sea-Level Variation, Shoreline Displacement and Coastal Environment
p. 1597 | Subrahmanya, K. R.

Personal News
V. Ramalingaswami - An obituary
p. 1599 | Kumar, T. C. Anand

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