Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 91 - Issue 05: 10 Sep, 2006
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0564

Correspondence
Competition among academic institutions
p. 0565 | Muniyappa, K.

Lessons learnt from the 8 October 2005 Muzaffarabad earthquake and need for some initiatives
p. 0566 | Thakur, V. C.

Astrology and science
p. 0567 | Karanth, R. V.

Academic ethics
p. 0567 | Vidyasagar, M.

Science Ph D in India: Finish early
p. 0568 | Bardhan, Amit; Acharya, K. Kshitish

Modelling problems for impact factor
p. 0568 | Nadarajah, Saralees; Kotz, Samuel

Need to organize periodic conferences for developing strategies in education, science and technology
p. 0569 | Khattri, K. N.

Criteria for the choice of plant species for genome sequencing to advance plant biology and agriculture
p. 0569 | Kumar, Sushil; Chattopadhyaya, Debasis; Prasad, Manoj

Chikungunya outbreaks in Andhra Pradesh, South India
p. 0570 | Krishna, Muttineni Radha; Reddy, Matta Krishna; Reddy, S. Ram

News
Trieste Science Prize winners
p. 0572

Measuring and valuing ecosystem services: Himalayan mountain context
p. 0573 | Negi, G. C. S.; Agrawal, D. K.

Insect genetics and genomics on the fast track
p. 0575 | Archak, Sunil

Bioprocesses in the food industry
p. 0578 | Satyanarayana, T.

Research News
From fullerene-C60 to four-wheelers
p. 0580 | Srinivasan, C.

Scientific Correspondence
Water quality assessment in the tsunami-affected coastal areas of Chennai
p. 0583 | Palanivelu, K.; Priya, M. Nisha; Selvan, A. Muthamil; Natesan, Usha

Natural occurrence of Jatropha mosaic virus disease in India
p. 0584 | Narayana, D. S. Aswatha; Shankarappa, K. S.; Govindappa, M. R.; Prameela, H. A.; Rao, M. R. Gururaj; Rangaswamy, K. T.

General Articles
Our ultraviolet Sun
p. 0587 | Dwivedi, Bhola N.

Enhanced prognosis for abiotic natural gas and petroleum resources
p. 0596 | Herndon, J. Marvin

Review Articles
Chemistry of arsenic in groundwater of Ganges-Brahmaputra river basin
p. 0599 | Singh, A. K.

Research Account
Evolution of the Archaean continental crust: Insights from the experimental study of Archaean granitoids
p. 0607 | López, Susana; Fernández, Carlos; Castro, Antonio

Research Articles
Impact of heavy metal contamination of Bellandur Lake on soil and cultivated vegetation
p. 0622 | Lokeshwari, H.; Chandrappa, G. T.

Ecomorphometric markers reflect variations in Azadirachtin-A content of Azadirachta indica A. Juss (Meliaceae) in select regions of Andhra Pradesh, India
p. 0628 | Pattnaik, Sai Jyothi; Rao, N. D. Raghupati; Chary, Parvathi

Factors determining habitat choice of the smooth-coated otter, Lutra perspicillata in a South Indian river system
p. 0637 | Shenoy, Kausalya; Varma, Surendra; Prasad, K. V. Devi

Research Communication
Provenance of heavy minerals with special reference to ilmenite of the Honnavar beach, central west coast of India
p. 0644 | Hegde, V. S.; Shalini, G.; Kanchanagouri, D. Gosavi

Morphophenology and karyotype study of Patidoi (Schumannianthus dichotomus (Roxb. ) Gagnep. synonym Clinogyne dichotoma Salisb. ) - a traditional plant of Assam
p. 0648 | Chowdhury, Dhiren; Konwar, Bolin Kr.

Biodiversity of Piper in South India - application of GIS and cluster analysis
p. 0652 | Parthasarathy, Utpala; Saji, K. V.; Jayarajan, K.; Parthasarathy, V. A.

kdr allele-based PCR assay for detection of resistance to DDT in Anopheles culicifacies sensu lato Giles population from Malkangiri District, Orissa, India
p. 0658 | Hoti, S. L.; Vasuki, V.; Jambulingam, P.; Sahu, S. S.

Pathogenic and molecular characterization of Indian isolates of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceris causing chickpea wilt
p. 0661 | Honnareddy, N.; Dubey, S. C.

Myocardial salvaging effects of Ocimum sanctum in experimental model of myocardial necrosis: a haemodynamic, biochemical and histoarchitectural assessment
p. 0667 | Arya, D. S.; Nandave, M.; Ojha, S. K.; Kumari, S.; Joshi, S.; Mohanty, I.

Spatial variation of snow-cover properties on small uniform mountain slopes in the Greater Himalayan region
p. 0672 | Gusain, H. S.; Chandel, Chaman; Ganju, Ashwagosha

Occurrence of kornerupine-bearing granulite from Karimnagar, Andhra Pradesh
p. 0678 | Sharma, I. N.; Prakash, D.

Generation of very high resolution gravity image over the Central Indian Ridge and its tectonic implications
p. 0683 | Majumdar, T. J.; Bhattacharyya, R.; Chatterjee, S.

Absolute gravity measurements in India and Antarctica
p. 0686 | Tiwari, V. M.; Singh, B.; Rao, M. B. S. Vyaghreswara; Mishra, D. C.

Muzaffarabad earthquake of 8 October 2005 (Mw 7. 6): A preliminary report on source characteristics and recorded ground motions
p. 0689 | Singh, S. K.; Iglesias, A.; Dattatrayam, R. S.; Bansal, B. K.; Rai, S. S.; Pérez-Campos, X.; Suresh, G.; Baidya, P. R.; Gautam, J. L.

Impact of musk trade on the decline in Himalayan musk deer Moschus chrysogaster population in Neelum Valley, Pakistan
p. 0696 | Khan, Aleem Ahmed; Qureshi, Baseer Ud Din; Awan, Muhammad Siddique

Book Reviews
The End of the Certain World - The Life and Science of Max Born - The Nobel Physicist Who Ignited The Quantum Revolution by Nancy Thorndike Greenspan
p. 0700 | Singh, Rajinder

Monte Carlo Methods in Statistical Physics by K. P. N. Murthy
p. 0701 | Dhar, Deepak

Essentials of GPS by N. K. Agrawal
p. 0702 | Deekshatulu, B. L.

Personal News
Parshuram Patwardhan (1935-2006)
p. 0704 | Makhija, Urmila

Historical Notes
A few Nobel Prizes in physics: About how and how much physicists have contributed in technology
p. 0705 | Mathakari, N. L.

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p. 0719

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p. 0726

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p. 0727

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