Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 91 - Issue 11: 10 Dec, 2006
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1434

Guest Editorial
Crisis in the Universities: Increasing funding gap between Universities and National Labora­tories/Scientific Research Institutions
p. 1435 | Hasnain, Seyed E.

Correspondence
Amateur researchers: A vast untapped potential
p. 1437 | Pandey, Kartikay

Minds that live for…
p. 1437 | Ramkrishna, K.

Time to publish: The scientific efficiency of nations
p. 1438 | Prathap, Gangan

Hirsch-type indices for ranking institutions' scientific research output
p. 1439 | Prathap, Gangan

Panchanan Mitra
p. 1439 | Bose, Kaushik

Recreational use value of Chandigarh city's urban forestry
p. 1440 | Chaudhry, Pradeep

Malaria - the cause of heartburn among scientists and funding agencies alike
p. 1441 | Devasahayam, Mercy

News
Herbal gardens in schools
p. 1442 | Kala, Chandra Prakash; Sajwan, Bikram Singh

RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA: The 2006 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine
p. 1443 | Gupta, P. K.

Free-electron lasers and their applications
p. 1446 | Krishnagopal, Srinivas

Research News
Crystal structure prediction - evolutionary or revolutionary crystallography?
p. 1448 | Chaplot, S. L.; Rao, K. R.

Commentary
Revisit to definitions and need for inventorization or registration of landrace, folk, farmers' and traditional
p. 1451 | Saxena, Sanjeev; Singh, Anurudh K.

Wastelands: is it time to rethink?
p. 1454 | Vencatesan, Jayshree

Scientific Correspondence
Utility of magnetic data in delineation of groundwater potential zones in hard rock terrain
p. 1456 | Kumar, Dewashish; Krishnamurthy, N. S.; Nayak, G. K.; Ahmed, Shakeel

Suppression of deleterious bacteria by rhizobacteria and subsequent improvement of germination and growth of tomato seedlings
p. 1458 | Jagadeesh, K. S.; Krishnaraj, P. U.; Kulkarni, J. H.

Molecular phylogeny of Cotesia species (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) inferred from a 16S gene
p. 1460 | Rattan, Rameshwar Singh; Reineke, A.; Hadapad, Ashok B.; Gupta, P. R.; Zebitz, C. P. W.

Clonal propagation of bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus)
p. 1462 | Reddy, G. M.

Scale structure of a cobitid fish, Cobitis linea (Heckel, 1849) using different modes of SEM
p. 1464 | Johal, M. S.; Esmaeili, Hamid Reza; Sharma, M. L.

General Articles
Autoencoder networks for HIV classification
p. 1467 | Betechuoh, Brain Leke; Marwala, Tshilidzi; Tettey, Thando

Sethusamudram ship channel macroproject: Anti-tsunami and storm surge textile arrestors protecting Palk Bay (India and Sri Lanka)
p. 1474 | Cathcart, Richard B.

Geoinformatics-based management of biodiversity from landscape to species scale - An Indian perspective
p. 1477 | Murthy, M. S. R.; Pujar, G. S.; Giriraj, A.

Research Articles
Seismic hazard estimation for Mumbai city
p. 1486 | Kanth, S. T. G. Raghu; Iyengar, R. N.

Spatial distribution of diatoms in surface sediments from the Indian sector of Southern Ocean
p. 1495 | Mohan, Rahul; Shanvas, S.; Thamban, M.; Sudhakar, M.

Research Communication
Introducing a twist in carbon nanotubes
p. 1503 | Ramachandran, C. N.; Sathyamurthy, N.

Molecular tensegrity: predicting 1,3-X- - -X distance in gas-phase MXn (n £ 4) compounds from atomic sizes
p. 1505 | Ganguly, Parthasarathy

Natural radioactivity of coal and its by-products in the Baoji coal-fired power plant, China
p. 1508 | Lu, Xinwei; Jia, Xiaodan; Wang, Fengling

embB gene mutations associated with ethambutol resistance in Indian strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
p. 1512 | Garg, Ankita; Srivastava, Shashikant; Ayyagari, Archana; Katoch, Vishwa M.; Dhole, Tapan N.

Toxicological studies of the water extract of green leafy vegetable Sessile joy weed (Alternanthera sessilis)
p. 1517 | Gayathri, B. M.; Balasuriya, K.; Gunawardena, G. S. Panduka De S.; Rajapakse, R. P. V. Jayantha; Dharmaratne, H. Ranjith W.

Preliminary analysis of cuprome of Anabaena doliolum using two-dimensional gel electrophoresis
p. 1520 | Bhargava, Poonam; Mishra, Yogesh; Srivastava, Ashish Kumar; Ara, Anjum; Rai, Lal Chand

Genetic diversity of plant growth-promoting rhizobia isolated from a medicinal legume, Mucuna pruriens Linn
p. 1524 | Kumar, Bhavesh; Kumar, M. Senthil; Annapurna, K.; Maheshwari, D. K.

Biochemical responses in transgenic rice plants expressing a defence gene deployed against the sheath blight pathogen, Rhizoctonia solani
p. 1529 | Sareena, S.; Poovannan, K.; Kumar, K. K.; Raja, J. A. J.; Samiyappan, R.; Sudhakar, D.; Balasubra­manian, P.

Histochemical and biochemical analysis of major aroma compound (2-acetyl-1-pyrroline) in basmati and other scented rice (Oryza sativa L. )
p. 1533 | Nadaf, A. B.; Krishnan, S.; Wakte, K. V.

Conservation status and morphological variations between populations of Angelica glauca Edgew. and Angelica archangelica Linn. in Garhwal Himalaya
p. 1537 | Vashistha, R.; Nautiyal, B. P.; Nautiyal, M. C.

Induction of resistance in chickpea by cell wall protein of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. ciceri and Macrophomina phaseolina
p. 1543 | Saikia, Ratul; Yadav, Mukesh; Singh, Bhim Pratap; Gogoi, Dip K.; Singh, Tanuja; Arora, Dilip K.

Estimation of the fern toxin, ptaquiloside, in certain Indian ferns other than bracken
p. 1547 | Somvanshi, R.; Lauren, D. R.; Smith, B. L.; Dawra, R. K.; Sharma, O. P.; Sharma, V. K.; Singh, A. K.; Gangwar, N. K.

Mapping and evaluation of urban sprawling in the Mehadrigedda watershed in Visakhapatnam metropolitan region using remote sensing and GIS
p. 1552 | Rao, K. Nageswara; Narendra, K.

Avalanche warning on Chowkibal-Tangdhar axis (J&K): A hybrid approach
p. 1558 | Joshi, J. C.; Ganju, A.

Late Holocene vegetation and climate change in the alpine belt of Himachal Pradesh
p. 1562 | Chauhan, M. S.

Book Reviews
Biological Physics of the Developing Embryo by Gabor Forgacs and Stuart A. Newman
p. 1568 | Nanjundiah, Vidyanand

Traditional Knowledge Systems of India and Sri Lanka A. V. Balasubramaniam and T. D. Nirmala Devi (eds)
p. 1570 | Shankar, Darshan

The Vedic People: Their History and Geograph by Rajesh Kochhar
p. 1571 | Banhatti, Dilip G.

Personal News
P. R. Adiga (1935-2006)
p. 1573 | Rao, N. Appaji

Vishnu Ganesh Bhide (1940-2006)
p. 1574 | Ogale, Satish; Date, Sadgopal

Historical Notes
Shubnikov: A case of non-recognition in superconductivity research
p. 1576 | Sharma, Hari Prasad; Sen, Subir K.

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S. N. BOSE NATIONAL CENTER FOR BASIC SCIENCES: Announcements
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