Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 88 - Issue 01: 10 Jan, 2005
In this Issue
In this issue
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Editorial
The Science of the Earth
p. 0005 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Origin of river Sarasvati
p. 0007 | Rao, S. M.

Building process of science for societal security
p. 0007 | Patra, Jyotiraj

Impact of windmills on rural economy
p. 0008 | Umamaheswari, L; Ravichandran, S.

Seabuckthorn: Oil with promising medicinal value
p. 0008 | Parimelazhagan, T.; Chaurasia, O. P.; Ahmed, Z.

Meeting Report
The 32nd International Geological Congress
p. 0009 | Rajendran, C. P.

News
The great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004
p. 0011 | Rajendran, Kusala; Rajendran, C. P.; Earnest, Anil

Research News
A 'SOUND' method for synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes under ambient conditions
p. 0012 | Srinivasan, C.

Commentary
Who's afraid of research assessment?
p. 0014 | Prathap, Gagan

Scientific Correspondence
Aureobasidium pullulans, a potential mycoherbicide for biocontrol of eupatorium [Chromo­laena odorata (L. ) King and Robinson] weed
p. 0018 | Prashanthi, S. K.; Kulkarni, Srikant

Coal-fire detection and monitoring in Raniganj coalfield, India - A remote sensing approach
p. 0021 | Martha, Tapas R.; Bhattacharya, A.; Kumar, K. Vinod

General Articles
An appraisal of global wetland area and its organic carbon stock
p. 0025 | Mitra, Sudip; Wassmann, Reiner; Vlek, Paul L. G.

Review Articles
Improving zinc efficiency of cereals under zinc deficiency
p. 0036 | Singh, Bhupinder; Natesan, Senthil Kumar A.; Singh, B. K.; Usha, K.

Microbial extracellular polymeric substances in marine biogeochemical processes
p. 0045 | Bhaskar, P. V.; Bhosle, Narayan B.

Special Section: Physics of Materials (Guest Editor: K. R. Rao)
Electronic excitations on metal surfaces and nano-structures
p. 0054 | Barman, S. R.

Spin gap antiferromagnets: materials and phenomena
p. 0062 | Bose, Indrani

First order magneto-structural phase transition in various functional materials
p. 0071 | Roy, S. B.; Chaddah, P.

Magnetic inhomogeneities inherent to spin systems with quenched random-exchange disorder
p. 0078 | Kaul, S. N.

Quaternary borocarbides - A new class of superconductors and materials
p. 0083 | Mazumdar, Chandan; Nagarajan, R.

Multiple phase transitions in rare earth RE5T4M10 (T = Rh, Ir and M = Si, Ge, Sn)
p. 0096 | Ramakrishnan, S.

Evolution of infrared modes across the insulator to metal transition in manganites
p. 0102 | Premila, M.; Sairam, T. N.; Sundar, C. S.

Research Articles
The need and potential applications of a network for monitoring of isotopes in waters of India
p. 0107 | Gupta, S. K.; Deshpande, R. D.

Methane emission estimates from enteric fermentation in Indian livestock: Dry matter intake approach
p. 0119 | Singhal, K. K.; Mohini, Madhu; Jha, Arvind K.; Gupta, Prabhat K.

Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of White Ponni, a non-basmati variety of indica rice (Oryza sativa L. )
p. 0128 | Sridevi, G.; Dhandapani, M.; Veluthambi, K.

Effects of forest disturbance on fruit set, seed dispersal and predation of Rudraksh (Elaeocarpus ganitrus Roxb. ) in northeast India
p. 0133 | Khan, M. L.; Bhuyan, Putul; Tripathi, R. S.

Research Communication
Viscosity of suspensions and glass: Turning power-law divergence into essential singularity
p. 0143 | Kumar, N.

Microwave-assisted steps in the synthesis of poly(3-thiophenylacetic acid)
p. 0145 | Senadeera, G. K. R.

Characterization of tall landraces of rice (Oryza sativa L. ) using gene-derived simple sequence repeats
p. 0149 | Neeraja, C. N.; Hariprasad, A. S.; Malathi, S.; Siddiq, E. A.

In vitro inhibition of growth and sporulation in Aspergillus niger by lidocaine - a local anaesthetic agent
p. 0152 | Jaiswal, Sarita; Sawhney, N.; Sawhney, S.

In vitro mutagenesis - a quick method for establishment of solid mutant in chrysanthemum
p. 0155 | Datta, S. K.; Misra, P.; Mandal, A. K. A.

Palaeoecological significance of ichnofossils from the Early Cambrian succession of the Spiti Valley, Tethys Himalaya, India
p. 0158 | Parcha, S. K.; Singh, B. P.; Singh, Birendra P.

Multiplex PCR in diagnosis and characterization of bovine viral diarrhoea virus isolates from India
p. 0162 | Mishra, N.; Pitale, S. S.; Jain, P.; Pradhan, H. K.

Baseline susceptibility of the American bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) to Bacillus thuringiensis Berl var. kurstaki and its endotoxins in India
p. 0167 | Chandrashekar, Krishnappa; Kumari, Archana; Kalia, Vinay; Gujar, Govind T.

A new species of frog (Ranidae, Rhacophorinae, Philautus) from the rainforest canopy in the Western Ghats, India
p. 0175 | Biju, S. D.; Bossuyt, Franky

Embryonic development in alligator pipefish, Syngnathoides biaculeatus (Bloch, 1785)
p. 0178 | Dhanya, S.; Rajagopal, S.; Khan, S. Ajmal; Balasubramanian, T.

Book Reviews
Atlas of Mangrove Wetlands of India. Part 1 -Tamil Nadu by V. Selvam Et Al; Part 2 - Andhra Pradesh by T. Ravishankar Et Al; Part 3 - Orissa T. Ravishankar Et Al ; Heritage of Mangrove Wet­lands of the East Coast of India: Conservation and Sustainable Management
p. 0182 | Kathiresan, K.

Scientific Writing. Easy When You Know How by J. Peat Et Al
p. 0183 | Sitaramam, V.

Historical Notes
The forgotten Indian pioneers of fingerprint science
p. 0185 | Sodhi, G. S.; Kaur, Jasjeet

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