Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 86 - Issue 03: 10 Feb, 2004
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0362

Editorial
Biophilia and Chemiphilia
p. 0363 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Workshops for the student community
p. 0365 | Selvaraj, M.

Rainwater harvesting and river harnessing - the other point of view
p. 0365 | Kar, R. K.; Kar, Ratan

Kyoto Protocol and the deep seabed regime of UNCLOS III
p. 0366 | Kumar, B. Vijay

Antioxidants
p. 0366 | Chattopadhyay, M. K.

Can Bakhira Bird Sanctuary safeguard the Purple moorhens?
p. 0367 | Tripathy, Sarat C.

News
UGC-DAE collaboration
p. 0368

The Aryabhata Award for Dr Vasant Gowariker
p. 0368

Performance-based funding for IITs
p. 0369

Composites: Use in saucepan handles, artificial limbs and the AGNI missile
p. 0372 | Sen, Nirupa

Meeting Report
Biodiversity, biosignalling and biotechnology in insect-plantinteractions
p. 0376 | Ananthakrishnan, T. N.

Research News
Exotic particles and perhaps new physics?
p. 0379 | Sinha, Nita

From the archives
From the archives
p. 0382

Scientific Correspondence
Record decrease of sea surface temperature following the passage of a super cyclone over the Bay of Bengal
p. 0383 | Sadhuram, Y.

Interlocus homogenization of ribosomal DNA repeat units in barley
p. 0384 | Sharma, S.; Kumar, S.; Balyan, H. S.; Gupta, P. K.

Comparative RAPD analysis of causative agent of rhinosporidiosis and Microcystis isolated from pond waters
p. 0386 | Dhaulakhandi, Dhara B.; Ahluwalia, Karvita B.; Poduval, Praseet; Ravi, Alok K.

Effect of environmental enrichment on behaviour of sloth bears (Melursus ursinus)
p. 0389 | Gupta, Brij Kishor; Sinha, Ashok Kumar; Prakash, Sant

General Articles
The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act of India
p. 0392 | Brahmi, Pratibha; Saxena, Sanjeev; Dhillon, B. S.

Oceanographic validity of buffer zones for the east coast of India: A hydrometeorological perspective
p. 0399 | Mascarenhas, Antonio

Review Articles
Physiology and molecular biology of salinity stress tolerance in plants
p. 0407 | Sairam, R. K.; Tyagi, Aruna

Research Articles
IMD's new operational models for long-range forecast of southwest monsoon rainfall over India and their verification for 2003
p. 0422 | Rajeevan, M.; Pai, D. S.; Dikshit, S. K.; Kelkar, R. R.

Responses of Brugia malayi - Indian leaf monkey (Presbytis entellus), a non-human primate model of filariasis, to diethylcarbamazine, ivermectin and CDRI compound 82-437
p. 0432 | Murthy, P. K.; Srivastava, K.; Murthy, P. S. R.

Prevalence of methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase polymorphism in South Indian population
p. 0440 | Devi, A. Radha Rama; Govindaiah, V.; Ramakrishna, G.; Naushad, S. M.

Research Communication
Why do millisecond pulsars have weaker magnetic fields compared to ordinary pulsars?
p. 0444 | Choudhuri, Arnab Rai; Konar, Sushan

Temporal variations of ventilation coefficient at a tropical Indian station using UHF wind profiler
p. 0447 | Krishnan, Praveena; Kunhikrishnan, P. K.

Impact of diesel vehicular emissions on ambient black carbon concentration at an urban location in India
p. 0451 | Latha, K. Madhavi; Badarinath, K. V. S.; Moorthy, K. Krishna

Diacetylphloroglucinol-producing pseudomonads do not influence AM fungi in wheat rhizosphere
p. 0453 | Gaur, Rachna; Shani, Noam; Kawaljeet; Johri, B. N.; Rossi, Pierre; Aragno, Michel

Ecobiology of the tropical pierid butterfly Catopsilia pyranthe
p. 0457 | Atluri, J. B.; Ramana, S. P. Venkata; Reddi, C. Subba

Phytochemical variability in commercial herbal products and preparations of Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
p. 0461 | Sangwan, R. S.; Chaurasiya, N. D.; Misra, L. N.; Lal, P.; Uniyal, G. C.; Sharma, R.; Sangwan, N. S.; Suri, K. A.; Qazi, G. N.; Tuli, R.

Female remating in Drosophila: Comparison of duration of copulation between first and second matings in six species
p. 0465 | Singh, Shree Ram; Singh, Bashisth N.

Book Reviews
Bacterial Disease Resistance in Plants: Molecular Biology and Biotechnological Applications
p. 0471 | Shetty, H. Shekar

Wine: A Scientific Exploration
p. 0471 | Sitaramam, V.

Personal News
Shyamal Sengupta
p. 0473 | Sen, Debashis

Advertisements
Women scientists scheme and Nomination for India Science Award
p. 0474

National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research
p. 0480

The International Microbiology Education Committee - INDO-US Professorship Program
p. 0485

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
p. 0485

Sir Dorabji Tata Centre for Research in Tropical Diseases
p. 0486

Department of Biotechnology
p. 0486

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