Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 82 - Issue 01: 10 Jan, 2002
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0004

Science, technology and public perception
p. 0005 | Balaram, P.

Appointment of Heads of Institutions
p. 0007 | Parasnis, A. S.

There is more to a conference than its registration fee
p. 0007 | Sunder, R.

Physics research as a hobby
p. 0008 | Virk, H. S.

Rhizobia of the b -subclass of proteobacteria: A tale of losing the race
p. 0008 | Tripathi, A. K.

Youngest Toba Tuff
p. 0009 | Pattan, J. N.; Banakar, V. K.; Parthiban, G.

Polite and impolite
p. 0009 | Desiraju, Gautam R.

The 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics: Bose--Einstein condensation
p. 0010 | Natarajan, Vasant

Biological Weapons Convention--Comatose and barely alive
p. 0013

Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre for Applied Research and Testing, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat
p. 0014 | Malhotra, P. K.

Research News
Mitosis--meiosis transition, the regulation of the means to sexual reproduction
p. 0015 | Lavania, U. C.; Lavania, Seshu; Vimala, Y.

Tuberculosis and antibiotic resistance
p. 0017 | Prakash, C. S.

From the archives
From the archives
p. 0018

Random selection
p. 0019

Scientific Correspondence
Towards organic farming with millipede Arthrosphaera magna
p. 0020 | Ashwini, K. M.; Sridhar, K. R.

Study of the microflora associated with coconut eriophyid mite as a preliminary step towards pathogen isolation
p. 0022 | Gopal, Murali; Saleena, A.; Mccoy, Clay W.

General Articles
Compressed natural gas: A problem or a solution?
p. 0025 | Wakdikar, Sandhya

Research Account
Prospects of ultrafast pulse shaping
p. 0030 | Sharan, Alok; Goswami, Debabrata

Review Articles
Metabolism and toxicity of arsenic: A human carcinogen
p. 0038 | Roy, Pradosh; Saha, Anupama

Research Articles
Development of transgenic barstar lines and identification of a male sterile (barnase)/restorer (barstar) combination for heterosis breeding in Indian oilseed mustard (Brassica juncea)
p. 0046 | Jagannath, Arun; Arumugam, N.; Gupta, Vibha; Pradhan, Akshay; Burma, Pradeep Kumar; Pental, Deepak

Occurrence of pockmarks and gas seepages along the central western continental margin of India
p. 0052 | Karisiddaiah, S. M.; Veerayya, M.

Research Communications
Role of cell wall-degrading enzymes in pod- shattering process of soybean, Glycine max (L. ) Merrill
p. 0058 | Agrawal, A. P.; Basarkar, P. W.; Salimath, P. M.; Patil, S. A.

Inhibition of tyrosinase and xanthine oxidase by lichen species Bulbothrix setschwanensis
p. 0061 | Behera, B. C.; Makhija, Urmila

Principal component-based algorithm on multispectral remote sensing data for spectral discrimination of tree cover from other vegetation types
p. 0067 | Ashutosh, Subhash

Comparing structure and composition of coniferous forests in Subansiri district, Arunachal Pradesh
p. 0070 | Behera, M. D.; Kushwaha, S. P. S.; Roy, P. S.; Srivastava, S.; Singh, T. P.; Dubey, R. C.

Tectonic activities shape the spatial patchiness in the distribution of global biological diversity
p. 0076 | Kathuria, Sagar; Ganeshaiah, K. N.

Growth and habitat of some recent miliolid foraminifera: Palaeoecological implications
p. 0081 | Saraswati, Pratul Kumar

A report of a 157. 8 m. y. -old dinosaur bone from the Jurassic marine Chari Formation, Kutch, Gujarat and its taphonomic significance
p. 0085 | Jana, Sudipta K.; Das, Shiladri S.

Modern pollen-spore rain in Schirmacher oasis, East Antarctica
p. 0088 | Sharma, Chhaya; Bera, S. K.; Upreti, D. K.

Neural abnormalities in insulin-deprived frog embryos are associated with altered gene expression
p. 0092 | Chatterjee, Sandipan; Ghaskadbi, Surendra

Book Reviews
Measurement and Quantum Probabilities
p. 0096 | Puri, R. R.

TGF-b and Related Cytokines in Inflammation
p. 0097 | Kondaiah, Paturu

Annual Review of Entomology, vol. 46
p. 0097 | Borges, Renee M.

DST, JSPS Invitation Fellowship Programs Research in Japan
p. 0100

Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Res. (IFCPAR)
p. 0102

IIT - Bombay, Winter School on Chemistry
p. 0103

Bose Institute, Kolkata
p. 0104

Cen. Soil Salinity Res. Inst., RRS Canning, West Bengal
p. 0104

DST, Indo-South African Programme
p. 0105

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