Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 94 - Issue 11: 10 Jun, 2008
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1343

Editorial
Writers and Readers
p. 1345 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
A tribute to reviewers
p. 1347 | Sunder, R.

Some suggestions to the funding agencies
p. 1347 | Rao, A. S.

'Endangered science', 'vanishing tribe' and 'tax-on-me'
p. 1348 | Rawat, D. S.

Research spending in science and technology: Radical reform measures needed in the review process
p. 1349 | Chattopadhyay, Naibedya

The call for an Elephant Reserve in Andhra Pradesh
p. 1349 | Murthy, E. N.; Pattanaik, Chiranjibi; Reddy, C. Sudhakar; Raju, V. S.

Personalized genome game - A new social discrimination in the offing
p. 1350 | Dharmapalan, Biju

Pest management for cotton ecosystems or ecosystem management for cotton protection?
p. 1351 | Vennila, S.

An environment friendly cheap method to reduce coastal malaria in India
p. 1352 | Ghosh, Anupam

Farmers struggle for irrigation water in India's semi-arid region
p. 1353 | Agoramoorthy, Govindasamy

News
Cattle plague wiped away
p. 1355 | Pereira, Neelam

Asia in the midst of rice crunch
p. 1356 | Pereira, Neelam

Meeting Report
Molecular mapping and marker-assisted selection in plants
p. 1357 | Kumar, Jitendra

Neutron Scattering 2008
p. 1358 | Mukhopadhyay, R.; Chaplot, S. L.

Marine biology to marine biotechnology: A leap forward
p. 1361 | Indap, Madhavi

Commentary
Frames of science?
p. 1363 | Komath, Sneha Sudha

Opinion
Cisgenics - Facilitating the second green revolution in India by improved traditional plant breeding
p. 1365 | Jacobsen, E.; Nataraja, Karaba N.

Scientific Correspondence
Megatsunamis as a possible means of long distance transport of palynomorphs
p. 1367 | Kumar, Arun

Evidence of female-produced sex pheromone in red pumpkin beetle, Aulacophora foveicollis Lucas (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
p. 1369 | Kumar, K. Santhosh; Nadarajan, L.

Pollinator-induced anther dehiscence in Incarvillea emodi (Bignoniaceae)
p. 1372 | Verma, Susheel; Kaul, Veenu; Magotra, Rani; Koul, A. K.

Special Section: Reactive Nitrogen in Indian Agriculture, Environment and Health (Guest Editors: Y. P Abrol, N. Raghuram and H. N. Chanakya)
A perspective on reactive nitrogen in a global, Asian and Indian context
p. 1375 | Galloway, James; Raghuram, N.; Abrol, Yash P.

Reactive nitrogen in Indian agriculture: Inputs, use efficiency and leakages
p. 1382 | Singh, Bijay; Singh, Yadvinder

Molecular physiology of plant nitrogen use efficiency and biotechnological options for its enhancement
p. 1394 | Pathak, Ravi Ramesh; Ahmad, Altaf; Lochab, Sunila; Raghuram, Nandula

Nitrogen cycling in Indian terrestrial natural ecosystems
p. 1404 | Raghubanshi, A. S.

Nitrogen transport by rivers of south Asia
p. 1413 | Subramanian, V.

Nitrogen cycling: A review of the processes, transformations and fluxes in coastal ecosystems
p. 1419 | Purvaja, R.; Ramesh, R.; Ray, A. K.; Rixen, Tim

Estimates of emission and deposition of reactive nitrogenous species for India
p. 1439 | Sharma, C.; Tiwari, M. K.; Pathak, H.

Nitrogen pool, flows, impact and sustainability issues of human waste management in the city of Bangalore
p. 1447 | Chanakya, H. N.; Sharatchandra, H. C.

Regional nitrogen cycle: An Indian perspective
p. 1455 | Velmurugan, A.; Dadhwal, V. K.; Abrol, Y. P.

Health issues related to N pollution in water and air
p. 1469 | Gupta, Sunil Kumar; Gupta, R. C.; Chhabra, S. K.; Eskiocak, Sevgi; Gupta, A. B.; Gupta, Rita

General Articles
RF plasma-treated polymers for biomedical applications
p. 1478 | Gomathi, N.; Sureshkumar, A.; Neogi, Sudarsan

Research Articles
Habitat suitability assessment for the endangered Nilgiri Laughingthrush: A multiple logistic regression approach
p. 1487 | Zarri, Ashfaq A.; Rahmani, Asad R.; Singh, A.; Kushwaha, S. P. S.

Research Communication
Laser micro Raman investigations on gas hydrates
p. 1495 | Prasad, P. S. R.; Prasad, K. Shiva; Sowjanya, Y.; Sain, Kalachand

Understanding the suspended sediment dynamics in the coastal waters of the Bay of Bengal using high resolution ocean colour data
p. 1499 | Sridhar, P. N.; Ramana, I. V.; Ali, M. M.; Veeranarayana, B.

Observation on oceanographic parameters of nearshore waters off Yanam, during the cyclonic storm
p. 1503 | Kumar, V. Sanil; Kumar, K. Ashok; Pednekar, P.

Isolation of a serine Kunitz trypsin inhibitor from leaves of LTerminalia arjuna
p. 1509 | Aggarwal, K. K.; Babu, C. R.; Rai, Shruti

PCR-based sex determination of cetaceans and dugong from the Indian seas
p. 1513 | Anoop, B.; Rajagopalan, M.; Jayasankar, P.

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics 2007, Blandford Et Al(eds)
p. 1517 | Saini, Tarun Deep

Bridge Engineering by S. Ponnuswamy
p. 1518 | Prasad, B. K. Raghu

Mild Stress and Healthy Ageing: Applying Hormesis in Ageing Research and Interventions by Eric Le Bourg and Suresh I. S. Rattan (eds)
p. 1518 | Thakur, Mahendra K.

Learning from Failure - Long-term Behaviour of Heavy Masonry Structures by L. Binda (ed. )
p. 1519 | Reddy, B. V. Venkatarama

Annual Review of Cell and Develop­mental Biology, 2007 by R. Schekman Et Al(eds)
p. 1520 | Galande, Sanjeev

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