Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 88 - Issue 03: 10 Feb, 2005
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0327

Editorial
Popularizing Science: Memories of an Icon
p. 0329 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Decline in academia
p. 0331 | Ambasht, P. K.

ScopusTM has wider scope than Science Citation Index
p. 0331 | Jain, N. C.

Better salary for University teachers having higher market value
p. 0332 | Tripathi, Yamini B.

Ecology in cricket
p. 0332 | Meher-homji, V. M.

Headship and orphaned departments in the Universities
p. 0333 | Gupta, Y. K

Bhimbetka - A newly declared World Heritage Site
p. 0334 | Husain, Tariq; Datt, Bhaskar

Current research on medicinal plants: Five lesser known but valuable aspects
p. 0335 | Dhyani, Pitamber Prasad; Kala, Chandra Prakash

Quality of herbal raw material: A challenge
p. 0336 | Schmidt, M.; Betti, G.; Thomsen, M.

Material selection of high-level nuclear waste storage canisters: Lessons from archaeo­metallurgy
p. 0337 | Balasubramaniam, R.

Do lichens still grow in Kolkata City?
p. 0338 | Upreti, D. K.; Nayaka, Sanjeeva; Bajpai, Aahuti

News
International Science Olympiads: India's contribution
p. 0340 | Walawalkar, Mrinalini G.

ICTP Science Prizes
p. 0341

Receding glaciers in the Indian Himalayan region
p. 0342 | Kumar, Kireet

70th Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Sciences
p. 0344 | De, Minakshi

Meeting Report
Recent trends in applied biology
p. 0346 | Sahib, S. Sainudeen

Research News
Negative thermal expansion in ZrW2O8 - Do we give up the concept of normal mode?
p. 0347 | Chaplot, S. L.

Scientific Correspondence
A rapid and specific detection method for blast infection caused by Magnaporthe grisea in Setaria italica
p. 0349 | Karthikeyan, V.; Gnanamanickam, Samuel S.

Seedling mortality in two vulnerable tree species in the sacred groves of Western Ghats, South India
p. 0350 | Tambat, Bhausaheb; Rajanikanth, G.; Ravikanth, G.; Shaanker, R. Uma; Ganeshaiah, K. N.; Kushalappa, C. G.

Seed-like structure in dinosaurian coprolite of Lameta Forma­tion (Upper Cretaceous) at Pisdura, Maharashtra, India
p. 0352 | Ambwani, K.; Dutta, Debi

Population size, feeding, forearm length and body weight of a less known Indian fruit bat, Latidens salimalii
p. 0354 | Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy; Hsu, Minna J.

Effects of M 9 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami of 26 December 2004
p. 0357 | Jain, Sudhir K.; Murty, C. V. R.; Rai, Durgesh C.; Malik, Javed N.; Sheth, Alpa; Jaiswal, Arvind

Special Section: Mathematics (Guest Editor: Sundar Sarukkai)
Mathematics and the real world
p. 0360 | Rajaraman, R.

The reciprocal interaction between mathematics and natural law
p. 0366 | Mukhi, Sunil

Role of mathematics in chemistry
p. 0371 | Mukherjee, Debashis

Chemistry - The middle kingdom
p. 0374 | Desiraju, G. R.

The natural effectiveness of mathematics in the biological sciences
p. 0381 | Ramaswamy, R.

Mathematics and biology
p. 0388 | Nanjundiah, Vidyanand

Computation - The new mathematics for sciences
p. 0394 | Hari Dass, N. D.

Mathematics and computer science: The interplay
p. 0397 | Madhavan, C. E. Veni

Mathematics in engineering
p. 0405 | Chatterjee, Anindya

Revisiting the 'unreasonable effectiveness' of mathematics
p. 0415 | Sarukkai, Sundar

Review Articles
Regulation of proline biosynthesis, degradation, uptake and transport in higher plants: Its implications in plant growth and abiotic stress tolerance
p. 0424 | Kishor, P. B. Kavi; Sangam, S.; Amrutha, R. N.; Laxmi, P. Sri; Naidu, K. R.; Rao, K. R. S. S.; Rao, Sreenath; Reddy, K. J.; Theriappan, P.; Sreenivasulu, N.

Simulations of the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami using a multi-purpose Ocean disaster simulation and prediction model
p. 0439 | Agarwal, Vijay K; Agarwal, Neeraj; Kumar, Raj

Research Articles
U, Th-21Ne, a new dating tool: A case study of apatites from Hogenakal carbonatites
p. 0445 | Basu, S.; Murty, S. V. S.; Kumar, Anil

Peptone glucose fluconazole agar, a selective medium for rapid and enhanced isolation of Aspergillus fumigatus from aqueous suspensions and sputum seeded with Candida albicans
p. 0449 | Randhawa, H. S.; Kowshik, T.; Sinha, K. Preeti; Sandhu, R. S.; Chowdhary, Anuradha

Developmental alterations in chick embryo by b-microseminoprotein are closely associated with modulation of goosecoid and noggin expression
p. 0455 | Karandikar, Aditi; Ghaskadbi, Surendra

Species selection for improving disturbed habitats in Western India
p. 0462 | Sharma, Diwakar; Sunderraj, S. F. Wesley

Imaging subsurface geology with seismic migration on a computing cluster
p. 0468 | Yerneni, Sudhakar; Phadke, Suhas; Bhardwaj, Dheeraj; Chakraborty, Subrata; Rastogi, Richa

Research Communication
Persistence of malaria transmission in a tribal area in Maharashtra, India
p. 0475 | Dhiman, R. C.; Shahi, B.; Sharma, S. N.; Nanda, N.; Khargiwarkar, V. N.; Subbarao, S. K.

Nitrous oxide fluxes in a tropical shallow urban pond under influencing factors
p. 0478 | Singh, Vijai Pratap; Dass, Preeti; Kaur, Kuldeep; Billore, S. K.; Gupta, P. K.; Parashar, D. C.

Inhibition of lipid peroxidation induced by g-radiation and AAPH in rat liver and brain mitochondria by mushrooms
p. 0484 | Lakshmi, B.; Tilak, J. C.; Adhikari, S.; Devasagayam, T. P. A.; Janardhanan, K. K.

Amplification success and feasibility of using microsatellite loci amplified from dung to popu­la­tion genetic studies of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
p. 0489 | Vidya, T. N. C.; Sukumar, R.

Factors affecting the occurrence of Porphyra vietnamensis Tanaka & Pham-Hoang Ho along the Goa coast
p. 0492 | Pereira, N.; Kakode, J.; Dhargalkar, V. K.

Variation in lithospheric structure in the vicinity of Palghat Cauvery Shear Zone, southern Indian shield: Inference from magnetotelluric data
p. 0497 | Manglik, Ajay

Evolution of Proterozoic mafic dyke swarms of the Bundelkhand Granite Massif, Central India
p. 0502 | Rao, J. Mallikharjuna; Rao, G. V. S. Poornachandra; Widdowson, M.; Kelley, S. P.

Effect of feeding cuttlefish liver oil on immune function, inflammatory response and platelet aggregation in rats
p. 0507 | Joseph, Sophia Margaret; George, M. C.; Nair, J. Rajasekharan; Senan, V. Priya; Pillai, Devika; Sherief, P. M.

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Biochemistry 2004 by Charles C. Richardson (ed. )
p. 0511 | Bhuyan, Abani K.

Geometric Phases in Classical and Quan­tum Mechanics by Dariusz Chruscinski and Andrzej Jamiolkowski
p. 0511 | Wagh, Apoorva G.

Personal News
Autar Singh Paintal (1925-2004)
p. 0513 | Nath, Indira

Academy News
Indian Academy of Sciences elects new Fellows - 2005
p. 0515

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