Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 89 - Issue 02: 25 Jul, 2005
Correspondence
Nobel prizes in X-ray and NMR
p. 0089 | Sapre, V. B.

In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0236

Guest Editorial
Foretelling the monsoon: Freedom and responsibility
p. 0237 | Gadgil, Sulochana; Srinivasan, J.

Correspondence
The future of postdocs
p. 0239 | Muthusamy, A.; Mariappan, P.

India's contribution to science
p. 0239 | Ravi, Anuradha

CSIR/UGC (NET) exams suppress research enthusiasts
p. 0241 | Nilavu, S.

The American patent model
p. 0241 | Narasimhan, T. N.

Hair sheep
p. 0242 | Nimbkar, B. V.

Citation web-crawler, Google Scholar
p. 0242 | Dash, Jitendra Narayan

Phenology and climate change
p. 0243 | Moza, Monika Koul; Bhatnagar, A. K.

Need for reassessment in the post-tsunami scenario
p. 0244 | Subrahmanyam, A. S.; Murthy, K. S. R.

Why is homopterophagous butterfly, Spalgis epius (Westwood) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) amyrmecophilous?
p. 0245 | Venkatesha, M. G.

Sethusamudram shipping canal project and the eternal silence of the Indian earth scientists
p. 0246 | Rajendran, C. P.

News
Cholera: The scourge of India and Bangladesh
p. 0247

Towards a tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean
p. 0248 | Gupta, G. D.

Aswathanarayana receives AGU award
p. 0248

Research News
Hunting for pentaquarks
p. 0250 | Ananthanarayan, B.; Makhija, Ekta; Shivaraj, K.

Commentary
Organic farming vis-à-vis modern agriculture
p. 0252 | Prasad, Rajendra

From the archives
From the archives
p. 0254

Technical Note
Development and experimental investigations of extrinsic Fabry-Pérot interferometric sensor-bonding techniques for strain measurement in concrete and metallic structures
p. 0255 | Jain, Subhash Chander; Singh, Nahar; Chhabra, J. K.; Varma, Veto; Charan, J. J.; Vaze, K. K.; Aggarwal, A. K.; Kushwaha, H. S.; Dhawan, S. C.; Bajpai, R. P.

Scientific Correspondence
Mycorrhizal fossil fungi from the Miocene sediments of Mizoram, Northeast India
p. 0257 | Kar, R. K.; Mandaokar, B. D.; Kar, Ratan

Occurrence and intensity of some parasites in five sturgeon species (Chondrostei: Acipenseridae) southwest of Caspian Sea
p. 0259 | Sattari, M.; Mokhayer, B.

General Articles
Current status of ethnomedicinal plants in the Darjeeling Himalaya
p. 0264 | Chhetri, D. R.; Basnet, Deewa; Chiu, Po Fong; Kalikotay, Sujata; Chhetri, Gagan; Parajuli, Sippy

Review Articles
Anti-HIV natural products
p. 0269 | Singh, Inder Pal; Bharate, Sandip B.; Bhutani, K. K.

Research Articles
Temporal and intra-plant variability of Cry1Ac expression in Bt-cotton and its influence on the survival of the cotton bollworm, Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) (Noctuidae: Lepidoptera)
p. 0291 | Kranthi, K. R.; Naidu, S.; Dhawad, C. S.; Tatwawadi, A.; Mate, K.; Patil, E.; Bharose, A. A.; Behere, G. T.; Wadaskar, R. M.; Kranthi, S.

Comparative studies on trace metal geochemistry in Indian and Chinese rivers
p. 0299 | Alagarsamy, Rengasamy; Zhang, Jing

Special Section: Chromosomes to Food Security (Guest Editors: A. T. Natarajan and P. C. Kesavan)
The M. S. Swaminathan I know
p. 0310 | Alberts, Bruce

Chemical mutagenesis: From plants to human
p. 0312 | Natarajan, A. T.

Oxygen effect in radiation biology: Caffeine and serendipity
p. 0318 | Kesavan, P. C.

Biochemical mechanisms of initiation and termination of plasmid DNA replication
p. 0329 | Bastia, Deepak

Chromosome aberrations: Plants to human and Feulgen to FISH
p. 0335 | Natarajan, A. T.

Mutants dissecting development and behaviour in Drosophila
p. 0341 | Joshi, Adita; Chandrashekaran, Shanti; Sharma, R. P.

Mutagenesis: Investigating the process and processing the outcome for crop improvement
p. 0353 | Chopra, V. L.

Cytogenetics for dosimetry in cases of radiation accidents and assessing the safety of irradiated food material
p. 0360 | Natarajan, A. T.; Kesavan, P. C.

BOOK REVIEW: Scientist and Humanist: M. S. Swaminathan. R. D. Iyer; The Man Who Harvests Sunshine - The Modern Gandhi: M. S. Swaminathan. Andréi Erdélyi; Toward a Hunger-Free World: Life and Work of M. S. Swaminathan. Anwar Dil(ed), Science and Agriculture: M. S. Swaminathan and the Movement for sel
p. 0366 | Ananthakrishnan, T. N.

Research Communication
Analysis of string-searching algorithms on biological sequence databases
p. 0368 | Sheik, S. S.; Aggarwal, Sumit K.; Poddar, A.; Sathiyabhama, B.; Balakrishnan, N.; Sekar, K.

Compositional symmetry of DNA duplex in bacterial genomes
p. 0374 | Verma, Sujit Kumar; Das, Debojyoti; Satapathy, Siddharatha Sankar; Buragohain, Alak Kumar; Ray, Suvendra Kumar

Evaluation of heat acclimation and salicylic acid treatments as potent inducers of thermotolerance in Cicer arietinum L.
p. 0384 | Chakraborty, Usha; Tongden, Cyaria

Nitrogen resorption in leaves of tree and shrub seedlings in response to increasing soil fertility
p. 0389 | Singh, S. P.; Bargali, Kiran; Joshi, Asha; Chaudhry, Smita

Estimation of groundwater recharge through neutron moisture probe in Hayatnagar micro-watershed, India
p. 0396 | Chand, Ramesh; Mondal, N. C.; Singh, V. S.

Book Reviews
Empire of the Stars. Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes by Arthur I. Miller
p. 0401 | Chaulia, Sreeram

Insect Neuroendocrines by V. B. Awasthi
p. 0402 | Muraleedharan, D.

Stress: From Burnout to Balance by Vinay Joshi
p. 0402 | Kartha, C. C.

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