Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 90 - Issue 10: 25 May, 2006
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1304

Guest Editorial
Reaching for the skies
p. 1305 | Nityananda, Rajaram

Correspondence
Are we not solicited and/or contributing in life sciences?
p. 1307 | Rao, A. S.

Ethics in scientific research
p. 1307 | Bhojwani, Jyoti

Absurd patents – Are they really useful?
p. 1308 | Janodia, Manthan D.; Rao, J. Venkata; Udupa, N.

What is an endophytic fungus?
p. 1309 | Maheshwari, Ramesh

Meeting Report
Key issues in the conservation of marine biodiversity
p. 1310 | Vencatesan, Jayshree

Research News
Tailor-made stem cells
p. 1311 | Bhojwani, Jyoti

Commentary
Endophytes to the rescue of plants!
p. 1315 | Johri, Bhavdish N.

Indo-US nuclear agreement: expectations and concerns
p. 1316 | Srinivasan, M. R.

Opinion
University science education and deemed universities
p. 1320 | Srivastava, P. N.

Water and science in India
p. 1321 | Narasimhan, T. N.

Scientific Correspondence
Artemisinin drugs in the treatment of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in India
p. 1323 | Sharma, V. P.

General Articles
Marine microbial diversity and ecology: importance and future perspectives
p. 1325 | Das, Surajit; Lyla, P. S.; Khan, S. Ajmal

Review Articles
Can carrot and Arabidopsis serve as model systems to study the molecular biology of somatic embryogenesis?
p. 1336 | Raghavan, V.

Research Articles
Observational/forecasting aspects of the meteorological event that caused a record highest rainfall in Mumbai
p. 1344 | Jenamani, Rajendra Kumar; Bhan, S. C.; Kalsi, S. R.

Palaeoceanographic and palaeoclimatic history of ODP site 763A (Exmouth Plateau), southeast Indian Ocean: 2. 2 Ma record of planktic foraminifera
p. 1363 | Sinha, Devesh K.; Singh, Ashutosh Kumar; Tiwari, Manish

Potential elevation-controlled rock-fall velocity zoning in a part of Garhwal Himalayas and risk perception
p. 1370 | Pachauri, A. K.; Bhushan, Bharat; Singh, Amit Pal

Research Communication
Physics and chemistry of photocatalytic titanium dioxide: Visualization of bactericidal activity using atomic force microscopy
p. 1378 | Banerjee, S.; Gopal, Judy; Muraleedharan, P.; Tyagi, A. K.; Raj, Baldev

Development of pollinium in two epidendroid orchids
p. 1384 | Bhanwra, R. K.; Vij, S. P.; Chandel, Vivek; Ravikant; Dutt, Sunil

Psychrophilic fungi from Schirmacher Oasis, East Antarctica
p. 1388 | Singh, S. M.; Puja, G.; Bhat, D. J.

Micropropagation of Indian laurel (Calophyllum inophyllum), a source of anti-HIV compounds
p. 1393 | Thengane, S. R.; Bhosle, S. V.; Deodhar, S. R.; Pawar, K. D.; Kulkarni, D. K.

Influence of northeasterly trade winds on intensity of winter bloom in the Northern Arabian Sea
p. 1397 | Dwivedi, R. M.; Raman, Mini; Parab, Sushma; Matondkar, S. G. P.; Nayak, Shailesh

Crustal structure at the epicentral zone of the 2005 Kashmir (Muzaffarabad) earthquake and seismotectonic significance of lithospheric flexure
p. 1406 | Mishra, D. C.; Rajasekhar, R. P.

Development and implementation of cellular-based real-time reporting and Internet accessible coastal sea-level gauge – A vital tool for monitoring storm surge and tsunami
p. 1413 | Prabhudesai, R. G.; Joseph, Antony; Agarvadekar, Yogesh; Dabholkar, Nitin; Mehra, Prakash; Gouveia, Albert; Tengali, Suryakant; Vijaykumar; Parab, Abijith

Imaging trench-line disruptions: swath mapping of the Andaman subduction zone
p. 1418 | Chakraborty, Bishwajit; Mukhopadhyay, Ranadhir

Physical parameters of hydrated sediments estimated from marine seismic reflection data
p. 1421 | Ghosh, Ranjana; Ojha, Maheswar; Sain, Kalachand; Thakur, N. K.

Assessing soil loss by water erosion in Jamni River Basin, Bundelkhand region, India, adopting universal soil loss equation using GIS
p. 1431 | Singh, Ram; Phadke, V. S.

Book Reviews
Story of the Delhi Iron Pilla
p. 1436 | Sathyamurthy, N.

Fundamentals of Biochemistry
p. 1436 | Ramasarma, T.

Personal News
Barry Ramachandra Rao (1922-2005)
p. 1438

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Invitation of Application for Participation of Young Earth Science Researchers in the DST Group Monitoring Meeting
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