Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 88 - Issue 3: 10 Feb, 2005
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0327

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

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

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; Dhar, A; 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 Communications
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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G. B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
p. 0518

Department of Science & Technology Earth System Science Division
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Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
p. 0521

M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai
p. 0521

Chem Link Biotech Services
p. 0522

Nanotechnology Research Lab, Birla College, Kalyan Announcements
p. 0522

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