Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 91 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2006
In this Issue
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Guest Editorial
Biomedical research in India can have a global impact provided…
p. 0005 | Hasnain, Seyed E.

Correspondence
Plight of higher education, science and technology
p. 0007 | Nath, Narendra

A communication problem: pointing a finger at mobile phones
p. 0007 | Brady, Richard

Legacy of HN: Have we forgotten it so soon?
p. 0008 | Sashidhar, V. R.

Erythrina gall wasp Quadrastichus erythrinae
p. 0008 | Kore, Basavaraj

Ten commandments for Ph D aspirants
p. 0009 | Patel, Ashok

Hybrid sterility in mosquitoes
p. 0009 | Dev, Vas; Rai, Karamjit S.

News
Catalysis for energy
p. 0011 | Tripathi, Shailendra; Sinha, A. S. K.; Upadhyay, S. N.

Research News
New lemurs discovered in Madagascar
p. 0013 | Ashokan, K. V.

Opinion
Science in our lives - Too much or too little?
p. 0014 | Panchapakesan, N.

Commentary
Science, technology, art: Their new place in the emerging India
p. 0016 | Roy, Rustum

Some enigmatic aspects of the marine cyanobacterial genus, Trichodesmium
p. 0018 | Bhat, S. R.; Verlecar, X. N.

Knowledge economy and higher technical education
p. 0020 | Pai, M. A

Scientific Correspondence
Bioproduction of azadirachtin-A, nimbin and salannin in callus and cell suspension cultures of neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss. )
p. 0022 | Babu, Vidhu Sankar; Narasimhan, S.; Nair, G. M.

Reconfirmation of the identity and occurrence of Phyllanthus ajmerianus Chaudhary & Rao in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
p. 0024 | Vishwanatha; Parameswaran, T. N.; Rao, R. R.; Murugan, R.; Singh, Sefali; Shasany, A. K.; Khanuja, S. P. S.

Xanthan gum: an economical substitute of agar for in vitro multiplication of an orchid, Dendrobium chryso­toxum Lindl
p. 0027 | Jain, Ruchi; Babbar, Shashi B.

General Articles
Is species level identification essential for environmental impact studies?
p. 0029 | Khan, S. Ajmal

Research Account
Cavitation: A technology on the horizon
p. 0035 | Gogate, Parag R.; Tayal, Rajiv K.; Pandit, Aniruddha B.

Research Articles
TVSBS: A fast exact pattern matching algorithm for biological sequences
p. 0047 | Thathoo, Rahul; Virmani, Ashish; Lakshmi, S. Sai; Balakrishnan, N.; Sekar, K.

Studies on the pore water sulphate, chloride and sedimentary methane to understand the sulphate reduction process in eastern Arabian Sea
p. 0054 | Karisiddaiah, S. M.; Borole, D. V.; Rao, B. Ramalingeswara; Paropkari, A. L.; João, Hilda M.; Muralidhar, Kocherla; Sarkar, G. P.; Biswas, G.; Kumar, Narendra

How degraded are Himalayan forests?
p. 0061 | Prabhakar, R.; Somanathan, E.; Mehta, Bhupendra Singh

Influence of host plant (Terminalia arjuna) defences on the evolution of feeding behaviour in the tasar silkworm
p. 0068 | Rai, Shruti; Aggarwal, Kamal K.; Babu, Cherukuri R

Research Communication
Disinfection of drinking water using photocatalytic technique
p. 0073 | Belapurkar, A. D.; Sherkhane, P.; Kale, S. P.

Phylogenetic analysis revealed genetic similarity of the H5N1 avian influenza viruses isolated from HPAI outbreaks in chickens in Maharashtra, India with those isolated from swan in Italy and Iran in 2006
p. 0077 | Pattnaik, B.; Pateriya, A. K.; Khandia, R.; Tosh, C.; Nagarajan, S.; Gounalan, S.; Murugkar, H. V.; Shankar, B. P.; Shrivastava, N.; Behera, P.; Bhagat, S.; Peiris, J. S. M.; Pradhan, H. K.

Long-chain alkenone unsaturation index as sea surface temperature proxy in southwest Bay of Bengal
p. 0082 | Sarma, Nittala S.; Pasha, Sk. G; Krishna, M. Sri Rama; Shirodkar, P. V.; Yadava, M. G.; Rao, K. Mohan

ESR investigation of deferration treatment of iron-rich kaolinite clay from Deopani, Assam, India
p. 0086 | Sengupta, P.; Saikia, N. J.; Bharali, D. J.; Saikia, P. C.; Borthakur, P. C.

Antioxidant activity of Garcinia indica (kokam) and its syrup
p. 0090 | Mishra, Akanksha; Bapat, Mrinal M.; Tilak, Jai C.; Devasagayam, Thomas P. A.

Enhanced genetic transformation efficiency of mungbean by use of primary leaf explants
p. 0093 | Mahalakshmi, L. Sita; Leela, T.; Kumar, S. Manoj; Kumar, B. Kiran; Naresh, B.; Devi, Prathibha

Characterization of soils in the tsunami-affected coastal areas of Tamil Nadu for agronomic rehabilitation
p. 0099 | Chaudhary, D. R.; Ghosh, Arup; Patolia, J. S.

Gender in the management of indigenous knowledge: reflections from Indian Central Himalaya
p. 0104 | Samal, Prasanna K.; Dhyani, Pitamber Prasad

Shillong plateau earthquakes in northeast India region: complex tectonic model
p. 0109 | Kayal, J. R.; Arefiev, S. S.; Barua, S.; Hazarika, D.; Gogoi, N.; Kumar, A.; Chowdhury, S. N.; Kalita, S.

On the depositional environment of Lower Palaeolithic horizons at the prehistoric site of Attirampakkam, Tamil Nadu
p. 0114 | Gunnell, Y.; Rajshekhar, C.; Pappu, S.; Taieb, M.; Kumar, A.

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Genetics, 2005. Allen Cambell et al. (eds)
p. 0119 | Bachhawat, Anand Kumar

Structural Biology of Bacterial Pathogenesis. Gabriel Waksman, Michael Caparon and Scot Hultgren(eds)
p. 0120 | Virdi, J. S.

Personal News
Amulya K. N. Reddy (1930-2006)
p. 0122 | Sreekumar, N.; Sant, Girish

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