Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 85 - Issue 11: 10 Dec, 2003
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1507

Synthesizing Life
p. 1509 | Balaram, P.

Threshold research support for university scientists
p. 1511 | Dadhich, Naresh

Challenges faced by IITs
p. 1512 | Parasnis, Arawind S.; Green, Robert S.

Teaching and research programmes in science in Indian universities
p. 1513 | Dhathathreyan, Aruna

Celebrating mediocrity with entrance examinations
p. 1514 | Unnikrishnan, M. K.

Electronic catalogue of known Indian fauna
p. 1515 | Chavan, Vishwas; Watve, Aparna V.; Krishnan, S.

Stealing of Sarus crane eggs
p. 1515 | Kaur, Jatinder; Choudhury, B. C.

Meeting Report
Science meets with the Law
p. 1517 | Sen, Nirupa

Beyond the plume hypothesis
p. 1518 | Sheth, H. C.

From the archives
From the archives
p. 1520

Scientific Correspondence
Rapid detection of single nucleotide (-308) polymorphism in TNF-a promoter using ARMS-PCR
p. 1521 | Gupta, Vikas; Sehajpal, P. K.

Site-directed in vitro mutagenesis: An improved protocol
p. 1523 | Hegde, Kiran V.; Hegde, Vandana S.; Roy, Biswajit

Predicting the potential geographical distribution of the sugarcane woolly aphid using GARP and DIVA-GIS
p. 1526 | Ganeshaiah, K. N.; Barve, Narayani; Nath, Nilima; Chandrashekara, K.; Swamy, M.; Shaanker, R. Uma

Carbon allocation in different components of some tree species of India: A new approach for carbon estimation
p. 1528 | Negi, J. D. S.; Manhas, R. K.; Chauhan, P. S.

General Articles
DDT: The fallen angel
p. 1532 | Sharma, V. P.

Review Articles
Recent advances in cholera genetics
p. 1538 | Uma, G.; Chandrasekaran, M.; Takeda, Yoshifumi; Nair, G. Balakrish

Characterization of rust on ancient Indian iron
p. 1546 | Balasubramaniam, R.; Kumar, A. V. Ramesh; Dillmann, P.

DNA structure: Revisiting the Watson-Crick double helix
p. 1556 | Bansal, Manju

Variety in DNA secondary structure
p. 1564 | Delmonte, C. S.; Mann, L. R. B.

Research Articles
Dynamics of water at the interface of a small protein, enterotoxin
p. 1571 | Balasubramanian, Sundaram; Bandyopadhyay, Sanjoy; Pal, Subrata; Bagchi, Biman

Genomic analysis of Helicobacter pylori from Andhra Pradesh, South India: Molecular evidence for three major genetic clusters
p. 1579 | Ahmed, Niyaz; Khan, Aleem A.; Alvi, Ayesha; Tiwari, Santosh; Jyothirmayee, C. S.; Kauser, Farhana; Ali, Mahboob; Habibullah, Chittoor M.

Research Communications
Reversible photobleaching of bacteriorhodopsin molecules exposed to 570 nm laser light
p. 1587 | Hegde, Gopalkrishna M.; Reddy, K. P. J.

Synoptic hydrology of India from the data of isotopes in precipitation
p. 1591 | Gupta, S. K.; Deshpande, R. D.

Evaluation of geomorphic control on flood hazard through Geomorphic Instantaneous Unity Hydrograph
p. 1596 | Jain, Vikrant; Sinha, R.

Equatorial East Indian Ocean sea surface temperature: A new predictor for seasonal and annual rainfall
p. 1600 | Reddy, P. Rahul Chand; Salvekar, P. S.

Prevalence of abnormal haemoglobin E gene in the Dhelki Kharia tribal population
p. 1604 | Balgir, R. S.

Occurrence of a Hop stunt viroid (HSVd) variant in yellow corky vein disease of citrus in India
p. 1608 | Roy, Anirban; Ramachandran, Padma

Prediction of seed longevity in the genebank: How reliable are the estimates?
p. 1612 | Sapra, R. L.; Narain, Prem; Bhat, S. R.; Lal, S. K.; Jain, S. K.

Use of image analysis to study the effect of phosphate on honeydew formation and clavine alkaloid synthesis in in vitro cultures of Claviceps fusiformis Lov.
p. 1616 | Jacob, Asha; Jite, Paramjeet

Ecology of microsporangium dehiscence and pollen flow in Himalayan long-needle pine (Pinus roxburghii Sargent)
p. 1620 | Khanduri, V. P.; Sharma, C. M.

Plant regeneration via organogenesis from shoot base-derived callus of Arachis stenosperma and A. villosa
p. 1624 | Laxmi, G. Vijaya; Giri, C. C.

Histology of loose-shell affected Penaeus monodon
p. 1629 | Mayavu, P.; Purushothaman, A.; Kathiresan, K.

Book Reviews
Beyond Data: Science and Technology Com­munication
p. 1635 | Narayanan, V. N.

True Genius
p. 1636 | Bose, Dwarka

Personal News
Bertram Neville Brockhouse
p. 1638 | Iyengar, P. K.

V. P. Agrawal
p. 1639 | Rana, S. V. S.

Anna University
p. 1641

University of Delhi South Campus
p. 1641

DBT, Distinguished Biotechnologist Award
p. 1642

All India Conference on Golden Jubilee Year of DNA
p. 1642

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