Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 96 - Issue 09: 10 May, 2009
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1160

John Maddox: Promoting Science Through Nature
p. 1161 | Balaram, P.

Visionaries and institution builders
p. 1163 | Singh, Sheojee

Directory of publicly funded research projects
p. 1163 | Gopalan, K.

Towards an effective procurement process
p. 1164 | Sunder, R.

Integrated use of straw and bioexploitation of Trichoderma
p. 1164 | Sarma, V. Venkateswara

Flowering of Melocanna baccifera (Bambusaceae) in northeastern India
p. 1165 | Jeeva, S.; Kiruba, S.; Lalhruaitluanga, H.; Prasad, M. N. V.; Rao, R. R.

Essential oils from leaves of micropropagated turmeric
p. 1166 | Kuanar, Ananya; Mohanty, Sujata; Panda, Manoj Kumar; Nayak, Sanghamitra

Meeting Report
Emerging trends in remote sensing
p. 1168 | Joshi, P. K.

Prof. Y. T. Thathachari Research Award for Science-2008 and the Bhramara Trust Lifetime Achievement Award
p. 1168 | Srinivasan, R.

Meeting Report
Functional biodiversity and ecophysiology of animals
p. 1169 | Rastogi, Neelkamal; Kumar, Dinesh

Detectability of life and photosynthesis on exoplanets
p. 1171 | Björn, L. O.; Papageorgiou, G. C.; Dravins, D.; Govindjee

Technical Note
Scale-size calculations, energy dissipation rates and height coverage of a 404 MHz wind profiler at IMD, Pune
p. 1176 | Joshi, R. R.; Singh, Narendra; Damle, S. H.; Pant, G. B.

Scientific Correspondence
Isolation and characterization of Haloarchaea from low-salinity coastal sediments and waters of Goa
p. 1182 | Braganca, J. M.; Furtado, I.

Visibility score for countries using SCOPUS Affiliation Identifier and the h-threshold approach
p. 1184 | Prathap, Gangan

General Articles
An Ayurvedic view of life
p. 1186 | Valiathan, M. S.

Review Articles
Soils of the Indo-Gangetic Plains: their historical perspective and management
p. 1193 | Pal, D. K.; Bhattacharyya, T.; Srivastava, P.; Chandran, P.; Ray, S. K.

Research Articles
Physico-chemical characteristics of the coastal water off Devi estuary, Orissa and evaluation of its seasonal changes using chemometric techniques
p. 1203 | Pradhan, U. K.; Shirodkar, P. V.; Sahu, B. K.

Genetic variation and clustering in Murraya paniculata complex as revealed by single primer amplification reaction methods
p. 1210 | Verma, Sushma; Rana, T. S.; Ranade, S. A.

Fibroblast growth factor regulates early mesoderm and neural development in chick embryo through its action on brachyury, goosecoid, ERNI and noggin
p. 1217 | Borgave, Seema; Ghaskadbi, Surendra

Research Communications
Stable isotopic signatures in precipitation of 2006 southwest monsoon of Tamil Nadu
p. 1224 | Chidambaram, S.; Prasanna, M. V.; Ramanathan, AL.; Vasu, K.; Hameed, S.; Warrier, U. K.; Manivannan, R.; Srinivasamoorthy, K.; Ramesh, R.

Principal component and spectral analyses of palaeo-climate time series
p. 1229 | Rao, K. P. C. Kaladhara; Tiwari, R. K.

Observed tides at Mumbai High offshore region near the continental shelf break in the eastern Arabian Sea
p. 1233 | Joseph, Antony; Vijaykumar, K.; Mehra, Prakash; Unnikrishnan, A. S.; Sundar, D.; Prabhudesai, R. G.

Vegetation change detection in Barak Basin
p. 1236 | Chakraborty, Kasturi

Measurement errors in participatory GIS: role of individual workers
p. 1242 | Sharma, Subrat; Chauhan, Sheetal

Biodegradation of 1,1-diphenylethylene and 1,1-diphenylethane by Pseudomonas putida PaW 736
p. 1247 | Gautam, Sumit Kumar; Suresh, Sumathi

Modelling of sPn phases for reliable estimation of focal depths in northeastern India
p. 1251 | Devi, E. Uma; Rao, N. Purnachandra; Kumar, M. Ravi

Variations in snow cover and snowline altitude in Baspa Basin
p. 1255 | Kaur, Rakesh; Saikumar, D.; Kulkarni, Anil V.; Chaudhary, B. S.

Modelling of BSRs as prime indicator of gas hydrates
p. 1258 | Prasanti, A.; Thakur, N. K.; Rao, P. Prasada; Rajput, Sanjeev

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, 2008 by Boris Kayser, Barry R. Holstein and Abolhassan Jawahery
p. 1263 | Roy, Probir

Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering, 2008 by Martin L. Yarmush, James S. Duncan and Martha L. Gray (eds)
p. 1264 | Ananthasuresh, G. K.

Fuel by John Knechtel (ed. )
p. 1265 | Ravikrishna, R. V.

W5H of Sciences and W5H of Technology by Rakesh Mohan Hallen
p. 1266 | Rajan, Mohan Sundara

Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication by Kathleen M. Dudzinski and Toni Frohoff
p. 1268 | Vidya, T. N. C.

Personal News
Babulal Saraf (1923-2009)
p. 1270 | Saxena, Sahib Dayal; Vijay, Y. K.

Historical Notes
Chintamani Ragoonathachari and contemporary Indian astronomy
p. 1271 | Shylaja, B. S.

Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science & Technology
p. 1274

National Botanical Research Institute
p. 1275

Department of Biotechnology Ministry of Science and Technology
p. 1276

Opportunity for Indian Scientists In Energy Biosciences
p. 1277

Infosys Prize
p. 1278

Department of Science & Technology (DST) International Division
p. 1279

Mangalore University
p. 1279

Call for Nominations for BRSI ANNUAL AWARDS - 2008 (1280)
p. 1280

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara
p. 1280

Application invited for Junior Research Fellow in the BRNS/BARC Sponsored Project
p. 1281

National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (ICMR)
p. 1281

Department of Chemistry, University of Pune, Pune
p. 1282

Department of Microbiology & Biotechnology Centre, Faculty of Science
p. 1282

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
p. 1282

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