Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 87 - Issue 12: 25 Dec, 2004
In Conversation
In this issue
p. 1638

Editorial
Science and Music: Truth and Beauty
p. 1639 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Indian science: Diagnosing malady and suggesting remedy
p. 1641 | Virk, H. S.

Enhancing quality of research
p. 1641 | Sharma, Om P.

Reforms and funds crucial to enhance higher education and research in universities
p. 1642 | Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy; Hsu, Minna J.

Need for periodic assessment of botanical wealth
p. 1642 | Kore, B. A.

River linking project: Case-specific approach is needed
p. 1643 | Korse, Keshava H.

Elimination of lymphatic filariasis
p. 1644 | Das, Dasarathi

Water-fixing/producing bacteria for combating freshwater scarcity
p. 1644 | Pushpangadan, P.; Srivastava, S.; Mehrotra, R.; Kochhar, V. K.

News
Geoscientific studies in and around Delhi: An update
p. 1646 | Bansal, Brijesh K.; Gupta, G. D.

Meeting Report
Disorder, complexity and biology
p. 1648 | Singh, Shri; Dattagupta, S.

From the archives
From the archives
p. 1651

Scientific Correspondence
A method for screening of bacteria capable of degrading dimethylformamide
p. 1652 | Veeranagouda, Y.; Patil, K. Neelakanteshwar; Karegoudar, T. B.

Genetic variation of cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) of South Indian cotton ecosystem using RAPD markers
p. 1654 | Fakrudin, B.; Prakash, S. H.; Krishnareddy, K. B.; Vijaykumar; Prasad, P. R. Badari; Patil, B. V.; Kuruvinashetti, M. S.

Eco-friendly way to keep away pestiferous Giant African snail, Achatina fulica Bowdich from nursery beds
p. 1657 | Prasad, G. Shyam; Singh, D. R.; Senani, S.; Medhi, R. P.

General Articles
Plant embryology during and after Panchanan Maheshwari's time - Changing face of research in the embryology of flowering plants
p. 1660 | Raghavan, V.

Review Articles
Chemistry and biology of bile acids
p. 1684 | Mukhopadhyay, Samrat; Maitra, Uday

Degradation of β-lactam antibiotics
p. 1684 | Deshpande, A. D.; Baheti, K. G.; Chatterjee, N. R.

Research Articles
Migration malaria associated with forest economy in central India
p. 1696 | Singh, Neeru; Chand, S. K.; Mishra, A. K.; Nagpal, A. C.

Research Communication
Application of catalytic materials for diesel exhaust emission control
p. 1700 | Labhsetwar, Nitin K.; Biniwale, Rajesh B.; Kumar, Rakesh; Bawase, Moqtik A.; Rayalu, S. S.; Mitsuhashi, T.; Haneda, H.

Prospects for nitrogen incorporation into humic acid as evidenced by alkaline extraction method
p. 1704 | Young, Chiu-Chung; Su, Chiu-Hua; Li, Gwo-Chen; Wang, Min-Chao; Arun, A. B.

The status of the baobab (Adansonia digitata L. ) in Mannar Island, Sri Lanka
p. 1709 | Vandercone, Rajnish; Sajithran, T. M.; Wijeyamohan, S.; Santiapillai, Charles

Residue burning in rice-wheat cropping system: Causes and implications
p. 1713 | Gupta, Prabhat K.; Sahai, Shivraj; Singh, Nahar; Dixit, C. K.; Singh, D. P.; Sharma, C.; Tiwari, M. K.; Gupta, Raj K.; Garg, S. C.

Characterization and expression of AmphiCB encoding a cathepsin B proteinase from amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense
p. 1717 | Wang, Yongjun; Zhang, Shicui; Liu, Zhenhui; Li, Hongyan; Wang, Lei

Insecticide susceptibility status of malaria vectors in some hyperendemic tribal districts of Orissa
p. 1722 | Sharma, S. K.; Upadhyay, A. K.; Haque, M. A.; Singh, O. P.; Adak, T.; Subbarao, S. K.

Vertebrate fauna from the subsurface Cambay Shale (Lower Eocene), Vastan Lignite Mine, Gujarat, India
p. 1726 | Rana, R. S.; Kumar, K.; Singh, H.

Organic-walled microfossils from the Neoproterozoic black phosphatic stringers in the Gangolihat Dolomite, Lesser Himalaya, India
p. 1733 | Tiwari, Meera; Pant, Charu C.

Geochemical and isotopic anomalies preceding K/T boundary in the Cauvery basin, South India: Implications for end Cretaceous events
p. 1738 | Ramkumar, Muthuvairavasamy; Stüben, Doris; Berner, Zolt; Schneider, Jens

Clay as indicator of sediment plume movement in deep-sea environment
p. 1747 | Valsangkar, Anil B.

Book Reviews
A. K. Krishnaswami Ayyangar's Works on the History of Indian Mathematics Compiled by A. K. Srinivasan and A. K. Rajagopal
p. 1752 | Sridharan, R.

Biotechnology - Expanding Horizons by B. D. Singh
p. 1753 | Bali, Geetha

A Primer of Special Relativity by P. L. Sar­desai
p. 1753 | Ananthamurthy, Sharath

Science wallpaper for high school and undergraduate students
p. 1754

Personal News
M. S. Subbulakshmi
p. 1755

Historical Notes
Remembering Panchanan Maheshwari - An eminent botanist of the twentieth century
p. 1756 | Maheshwari, Nirmala

Remembering my guru P. Maheshwari
p. 1760 | Ram, H. Y. Mohan

Author Index
Author Index
p. 1765

Subject Index
Subject Index
p. 1773

Acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
p. 1782

Institutional Members
Institutional Members
p. 1785

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p. 1793

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p. 1793

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p. 1794

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p. 1794

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p. 1795

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