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10 JULY 1993. 1
 

In this issue

3-4
Fermat's last theorem (1637)-Proof at last? 5
CORRESPONDENCE
Intellectual property rights -- V. Siddhartha 6

UK Government research -- Hermann Bondi

6-7
Basic science -- N. Vittal; Jamshed J. Irani; S. K. Kacker  7
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
The levels of magnesium and lanthanides in coconut root (wilt) --  M.S.Valiathan, J. T. Eapen and C. K. Mathews 8

COMMENTARY

Towards a new technological frontier -- Abid Hussain 8-11
Health and economic implications of imported toxic legumes -- Ramesh V. Bhat and T. C. Raghuram   12-13
general article
Comets as probes of the interplanetary medium -- T. Chandrashekhar 14-18

special section

Introduction 19
Fusion power, who needs it?! -- P. K. Kaw 20-25
Tokamak experiments at Institute for Plasma Research -- A. Sen and Y. C. Saxena 25-36
Fundamental plasma studies at IPR -- P. K. Kaw 36-48
Plasma-assisted material processing -- P. I. John  48-56
RESEARCH ARTICLE
1, 2-Bis (diphenylphosphino) etane bridged dinuclear copper (I) complexes: Investigations of solid state and solution structures by CP/MAS31P NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, IR spectroscopy and solution 31P NMR and 63Cu NMR spectroscopy -- N. Vijatashree, A. G. Samuelson and M. Nethaji 57-67

Banas dislocation zone in Nathdwara-Khamnor area, Udaipur District, Rajasthan, and its significance on the basement-cover relations in the Aravalli fold belt -- S. Sinha-Roy, M. Mohanty and D. B. Guha

68-72
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
A regression approach to estimation in two-phase sampling using two auxiliary variables -- J. Sahoo, L. N. Sahoo and S. Mohanty 73-75
Electron transfer chemiluminescence of Buckminsterfullerene radical anion and thianthrene cation -- Neeraj Gupta and K. S. V. Santhanam 75-77

Crystal structure of a tripeptide, glycyl-D, L-leucyl-L, D alanine --              V. Jayashree, S. S. Rajan and E. Subramanian 

77-79
Mutations at the stm  A locus of  Drosphila melanogaster confer resistance to the sodium channel neuropoison veratridine -- S. Chandrashekharan 80-82

Germ cells cytotoxicity in tumour-bearing mouse subjected to single therapeutic dose of cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (II) -- Tanusree Biswas and Samar Chakrabarti

82-85

Regulation of Hill reaction coupled to photoreduction of nitrete and nitrite in Anabaena doliolum -- P. S. Bisen and S. Shanthy

85-87
BOOK REVIEWS
Annual Review of Cell Biology 1992, reviewed by Ghanashyam Swarup 88

Annual review of Microbiology 1992, reviewed by T. Ramakrishnan

88-89
MAHALANOBIS CENTENNIAL

P. C. Mahalanobis -- C. R. Rao 

90-94
My friendship with Ramanujan in England -- P. C. Mahalanobis  94-95
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis -- Satyendra Nath Bose   96-97 
Scientific contributions of Professor P. C. Mahalanobis -- Dwijesh Dutta Majumder  97-101

25 July 1993. 2

In this issue
111

CORRESPONDENCE

And thus waits the cat -- K. Subba Rao 113-114

Basic science -- W. S. Khokle; K. C. Varshney; A. N. Varma

114
Delhi-the R&D capital of India -- N. C. Jain 114-115
NEWS

Brainstorming session on development and differentiation in plants-cellular and molecular aspects -- M. M. Johri and Parveen Farooqui

115-116
RESEARCH NEWS
Imprintor gene identified -- Vani Brahmachari 116-117
COMMENTARY

Researching condensed matter theory in two continents -- B. Sriram Shastry 

118-120 
OPINION
Why man has no predator -- M. G. Watve 120-122
SPECIAL SECTION 
The Crab Nebula -- L. Woltjer  123-130
Jan Hendrik Oort (1990-1992), an obituary by L. Woltjer 131-132 
Jan Hendrik Oort -- G. Srinivasan 133-134
Jan Oort and radio astronomy -- V. Radhakrishnan  134-138
Galactic rotation -- Chanda J. Jog 138-142
Jan Oort and interstellar clouds -- D. C. V. Malik 142-144

Oort's review of stellar dynamics -- Rajaram Nityananda

144-145
Oort and the comets -- H. C. Bhatt  145-147

GENERAL ARTICLE

Garlic: A product of spilled ambrosia -- Mahendra Kumar Jain and Rafael Apitz-Castro 148-156

REVIEW ARTICLE

The role of 'pro-sequences' in protein folding -- M. Yahiya Khan 157-159
RESEARCH ARTICLES
Genetic differentiation at Adh locus in Indian natural populations of Drosphila melanogaster -- Ravi Parkash and Shamina   159-164
Isozyme analysis of VAM spores help in taxonomic enumeration -- Ajay Shankar and Ajit varma 165-168

RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 

Exploration for gold using termitaria -- R. Gopalakrishnan 168-169
Sr-REE rich carbonite dyke from Sarnu-Dandali, Barmer, Rajasthan -- R. K. Srivastava, F. Wall and M. J. LeBas 170-171
First record of marine macroinvertebrate from Bhuj Sandstone (Lower Cretaceous) of eastern Kachchh -- U. K. Shukla and I. B. Singh  171-174
In vitro developed desirable somaclone of upland rice (Oryza sativa L.) cultivar, Halubbalu -- S. N. Vajranabhan and P. Chandrashekara Reddy 174-176
Cryopreservation of panaeid embryos -- T. Subramoniam and S. Samuel Newton 176-177

Effect of mixed inoculation with isogenic strains of Bradyrhizobium on total nodules of pigeonpea -- Madhu Bala and Y. D. Gaur

178-179
An unusual giant pycnogonoid (Pycogonida-Colossendeidae) Declopoda qasimi sp. nov. from Antartic waters -- V. Jaya Sree, R. A. Sreepada and A. H. Parulekar 179-181
PERSONAL NEWS
Dilip Kumar Banerjee (1912-1933), an obituary by M. V. Bhatt 182-183

10 August 1993. 3

Special issue: Pollination Biology in Tropics
Editor's note 191-192
POLLINATION BIOLOGY IN INDIA: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
Knowledge of pollination in ancient India -- V. V. Belavadi 193-194
Pollination biology in India-surveying the past -- R. Uma Shaanker and K. N. Ganeshaiah 195-198
CONTRIBUTIONS FROM INDIA   
Plant-pollinator interactions -- R. Vasudeva and R. Lokesha 198-201

Pollination by birds and bats -- S. Subramanya and T. R. Radhamani

201-209
POLLINATION, BREEDING SYSTEMS AND SEED SET
Pollen versus resource limitation of seed production: A reconsideration --      Brenda B. Casper and Richard A. Niesenbaum 210-214

Gamete selection and patterns of ovule and seed abortion -- Mary E. O'Donnell and Kamaljit S. Bawa

214-219
Pollination biology in Apiaceae -- Pushpa Koul, Namrata Sharma and A. K. Koul 219-222
Reproductive role of sterile pollen in cryptically dioecious species of flowering plants -- James H. Cane 223-225
Pollination biology: Contributions to fundamental and applied aspects --       K. R. Shivaram and H. Y. Mohan Ram  226-233
The 'neighbour effect' and its role in shaping the positional pattern of seed development in fruits: An illustration from the pods of Erythrina suberosa -- N. V. Joshi, Uma Shankar and K. N. Ganeshaiah 234-238
Influence of a biotic stress (leaf curl viral infection) on the sex ratio and resource allocation in Momordica tuberosa (Roxb.) Congn.-A monoecious perennial herb -- R. Lokesha and R. Vasudeva 238-242
PLANT-POLLINATOR INTERACTIONS

Ficus-pollinator research in India: Past, present and future -- Aviva Patel, Martine Hossaert-McKey and Doyle McKey

243-253
Coevolution of plants and animals: Pollination of flowers by primates in Madagascar -- W. John Kress 253-257

Factors affecting pollinator visitation rates: A biographic comparison -- Richard B. Primack and David W. Inouye 

257-262
The role of thrips in pollination -- T. N. Ananthakrishnan 262-264
Insect pollination and crop production in Jammu and Kashmir -- D. P. Abrol  265-269
Differential reproductive success in Cassia fistula in different habitants-A case of pollinator limitations? -- K. S. Murali 270-272

POLLINATION BIOLOGY IN RELATION TO CONSERVATION

Habitat fragmentation and plant-pollinator interactions -- Beverly J. Rathcke and Erik S. Jules  272-277

India's buzzy biodiversity of bees -- Suzanne W. T. Batra 

277-280

25 August 1993. 4

In this issue 287

CORRESPONDENCE

Rejuvenating Indian science -- M. S. Gopinathan 289-290
Scientific CORRESPONDENCE
Pathogenesis of anovulation in hypothyroidism -- G. R. Sridhar 290-291

Saksanaea vasiformis, an ecologically important fungus on rice from India -- C. Madhusoodhanan Pillai and Rasheed Ahmed

291
Viviparism in cocos nucifera Linn. -- K. S. Muniappan 291-292

New find of diamond-bearing kimberlite in Raipur district, Madhya Pradesh, India -- S. K. Newlay and Jayant Pashine

292-293
GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Are we utilizing our water resources wisely? -- B. P. Radhakrishna 

294-300
Some reflections on science in the low-income economies -- Roald Hoffmann 300-306
SPECIAL SECTION: LASER AND CHEMICAL DYNAMICS
Photodissociation dynamics of small molecules: Dissociation of alkyl iodides in the near ultraviolet -- S. Uma and Puspendu Kumar Das 307-312
Probing interatomic potentials using low-energy ion beams -- D. Mathur 312-318
Channel control in chemical reactions -- C. Kalyanaraman and N. Sathyamurthy 319-322

Laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy in supersonic jet and large-amplitude motion -- Tapas Chakravborty and Mihir Chowdhury

323-332
Ultrafast laser spectroscopy-A tool chemists and biologists -- R. Anandhi, G. Balakrishnan and S. Umapathy 332-336
REVIEW ARTICLES
Post-infectional biochemical and physiological changes in mulberry -- M. P. Shree and S. Nataraja 337-341
Cross-talk in signal transduction -- Ramesh Sharma 342-347 

RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Eutrophication of Lonar Lake, Maharashtra -- R. M. Badve, K. P. N. Kumaran and C. Rajashekhar 347-351
Noetectonism along the Sourashtra Coast:New evidences -- R. K. Pant and N. Juyal 351-353

Influence of effluents on fatty acid content of a cyanobacterium --            C. Manoharan and G. Subramanian

353-355
Evaluation of sex pheromone components of rice leaf folder, Cnapthalocrosis medinalis Guenee -- A. Ganeswara Rao, K. Krishnaiah, D. R. Halli, A. Cork and D. D. R. Reddy 355-356
Association of keratinophilic non-dermatophytic fungi with skin diseases of ruminants -- S. K. Mitra and A. Sikdar 356-357
Transfer of genes for resistance against stem, leaf and stripe rusts from Triticum timopheevi Zhuk to bread wheat -- J. G. Bhowal, G. Guha and S. K. Nayar 357-359
BOOK REVIEWS 
Annual Review of Nutrition 1991, reviewed by B. Lakhmaiah 360-361
Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates, Vol V. Sexual Reproduction and Behaviour, reviewed by T. Subramoniam 361

10 September 1993. 5

In this issue 367
NEWS
Cryogenic rocket engine contract between ISRO and Glavkosmos: PM's statement in Parliament 369-370

Intensive course on inverse problems in Science and Engineering -- P. S. Swathi

370
OPINION
Science in India-Some basic questions -- P. C. Sarkar 370-371
Foraging decision by plants-Making a case for plant ethology -- K. N. Ganeshaiah and R. Uma Shaanker 371-373
Technology Policy Statement-1983 374-378
The Draft Paper for a New Technology Policy-1993 -- comments by P. N. Srivastava 378-383
GENERAL ARTICLES
How safe is the proposed Tehri dam to earthquakes -- R. N. Iyengar 384-392
Disorder parameter description of phase transitions -- Subodh R. Shenoy 392-398
REVIEW ARTICLE
Predicting the high pressure phase transformations using density functional approach -- Satish C. Gupta, Jyoti M. Daswani, S. K. Sikka and R. Chidambaram 399-406 
RESEARCH ARTICLES
A thermodynamic protocol for explaining subcriticality and other subtle features in self-deflagrating solids -- K. Kishore, K. Sridhara and S. Sankaralingam 406-413
How to accelerate the genetic improvement of a recalcitrant crop species such as chickpea -- H. A. Van Rheenen, R. P. S. Pundir and J. H. Miranda 414-417
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Tent-roosting by the frugivorous bat Cynopterus sphinx (Vahl 1797) in Southern India J. Balasingh, S. Suthakar Isaac and R. Subbaraj 418
A comparative study of maximum ground level concentration of air pollutants using different plume rise formulae and dispersion parameters --                  B. Padmanabhamurty and Piali Chakrabarty 419-421
Enhancement of microbial silica solubilization from magnesite ore through mutagenec treatement of Bacillus Licheniformis -- Bijoy K. Mohanty and Ajit K. Mishra  422-424
Taxonomic status of rust on mulberry in India -- K. V. Prasad, B. R. Dayakar Yadav and S. B. Sullia 424-426
Isolation of a chlorate-resistant line from protoplast cultures of Hyoscyamus muticus L. -- C. C. Giri and P. S. Ahuja 426-429
BOOK REVIEWS
Biodiversity: Implications for Global Food Security, reviewed by T. N. Khoshoo  430-431
Medical Chemistry, reviewed by P. Gundu Rao  431-433
The business of Living: An Aquaitance with Biology, reviewed by S. Mahadevan 433-434

25 September 1993. 6

In this issue 439-440
CORRESPONDENCE

Popularization of science is gaining popularity -- N. C. Jain

441-442
Some suggestions for Current Science -- D. Lal 442
OPINION
What ails Indian academics? -- P. Narayanan 442-443
COMMENTARY  
Allosteric regulation in search of a role -- J. Manjrekar 443-447
Erratum  
An encounter with genes -- G. Baskaran 447
Correction  
Phenology of seasonally dry tropical forest -- J. S. Singh and V. K. Singh [Curro Sci., 1992, 63, 684-689]. 447
GENERAL ARTICLE
Development and therapeutic application of liposomal amphotericin -- B P. C. Gokhale, N. A. Kshirsagar and S. K. Pandya 448-454

REVIEW ARTICLES

Probing the heart of cardiomyopathies -- C. C. Kartha and K. Shivakumar

455-461
Polyamine biosynthesis inhibitors: New protectants against fungal plant diseases -- M. V. Rajam 461-469
EDITORIAL
On the role of referees, editors and related matters 470-471
RESEARCH ARTICLES

Concept of discreteness, continuity and the Cantor continuum theory as related to the life-time and masses of elementary particles -- Raja Ramanna

472-477

Indian strains of hepatitis-C-virus: Prevalence and detection --  M. R. Das, Naushad AU, B. Aruna, Rama Durga, A. Nambiar, Z. Rehana, M. S. Shekhar, A. Siddiqui and C. M. Habibullah

477-483
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
A simple white-light interferometer operating on the Pancharatnam phase -- P. Hariharan and D. Narayana Rao 483-485

Gamma-ray-induced ESR signals in 'dry' and 'wet' seeds -- Lata Israni, D. R. Shukla and P. C. Kesavan

485-487
Effect of crop residue management on microbial biomass accumulation in the soil -- Hema Singh 487-488

The Life-cycle of potato vector, Myzus persicae (Sulzer) in India -- K. D. Verma and R. S. Chauhan

488-489
Helpers in cooperatively breeding small green bee-eater (Merops orientalis)  -- S. Sridhar and K. Praveen Karanth 489-490
BOOK REVIEWS
Paleontographica Indica, Number 1, Studies in Mesozoic Foraminifera and Chronostratigraphy of Western Kutch, Gujarat, reviewed by M. S. Srinivasan 491
Biotechnological Applications for Food Security in Developing Countries, reviewed by C. R. Bhatia 491-492
PERSONAL NEWS
A letter to R. S. Krishnan 493

10 October 1993.7

In this issue 507
NEWS

Mitigating earthquake hazards -- V. K. Gaur

509 
Restriction and modification system8:Unrestricted frontiers -- M. A. Mukund 509
CORRESPONDENCE
The measure of science and scientists -- Bakhtaver S. Mahajan 509-511

SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Enigma of the d18O negative pulse at LGM -- S. W. A. Naqvi; S. K. Gupta and P.Sharma

512-514
OPINION 

Latur earthquake of 30 September 1993: Implications and planning for hazard-preparedness -- K. S. Valdiya

515-517
COMMENTARY
A quick look at the Latur earthquake of 30 September 1993 -- Harsh K. Gupta, Indra Mohan. B. K. Rastogi, M. N. Rao and C. V. Ramakrishna Rao 517-521
GENERAL ARTICLES
PSLV-D1mission -- U. R. Rao, S. C. Gupta, G. Madhavan Nair and D. Narayana Moorthi 522-528
Sponsored research and development projects - A brief analysis -- Namita Gupta, D. George and A. R. Rajeswari 529-531
Exploring the oceans - The geophysical way -- K. S. R. Murthy 532-536
REVIEW ARTICLES
Metallization of plastics by electroless plating -- B. Viswanathan 537-543
Tumour-rejection antigens: Their role in spontaneous tumour regression -- Girish Deshpande and Ashok Khar 543-549
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Abscisic acid-responsive proteins induce salinity stress tolerance in finger millet (Eleusine oracana Gaertn.) seedlings -- S. Uma, K. V. Ravishankar, T. G. Prasad, J. L. Reid and M. Udaya Kumar 549-554
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

p53 Mutation in human hapatocellular carcinoma in India --T.Sahoo, B.Ramakrishna, C. M. Habibullah, D. N. Patil and M. R. Das

554-557
Marine aerospora of the Indian Ocean along the Kerala Coast - A preliminary report -- P. K. K. Nair, R. Prakashkumar, K. J. Davis, Thomas John, P. K. Shaji and N. C. Mehrotra 557-558

Evidences of climatic variations during Late Pleistocene-Holocene in the eastern Bay of Bengal -- Onkar S. Chauhan, D. V. Borole, A. R. Gujar, Antonio Mascarenhas, P. G. Mislanker and Ch. M. Rao

558-562

Plant regeneration "from internode segments of Cucurbita maxima Duch. X Cucurbita moschata Duch. -- S. M. Rahman, M. Bossain, R. Islam and O. I. Joarder

562-564
In vitro flowering in sunflower (H. annuus L.) -- M. S. Patil, N. M. Ramaswamy and S. R. Sree Rangasamy 565-566

Floral anatomy of Solanum Krandijlorum Ruiz. & Pav. indicates its specialized nature among Solanums -- Seshu Lavania

567-569

An 18 mer sequence in a rat 1.3 kbp EcoRI repeat detects genetic polymorphism in humans -- Lakshmi Ramachandra, A. Radha Rama Devi and M. R. S. Rao

569-571

Cryptocaryon irritans (protozoa: Ciliata) infection among aquarium-held marine ornamental fish and its control -- A. P. Lipton

571-572
Mineral composition of different regions of the scale of an endangered fish Tor putitora (Hamilton) using energy-dispersive X-ray microanalysis technique -- K. K. Tandon and M. S. Johal 572-573

Surface ultrastructure of the olfactory lamellae of a murrel, Channa punctata (Bloch) (Channidae, Channiformes) -- Jagdish Ojha

574
HISTORICAL NOTES
Geographical distribution of Bhatnagar Laureates -- G. Prathap 575-576

25 October 1993. 8

 
In this issue 591
NEWS
Europe meets the Vancouver group -- H. V. Wyatt 593-595
RESEARCH NEWS  
Bowls, boxes and ladders - New designs in hydrocarbon architecture --         J. Chandrasekhar 595-598 
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Sulphur-35 labelling -- N. Gajendiran, V. K. P. Unny, S. Thyagarajan, K. B. Anjaria and B. S. Rao 598-599
GENERAL ARTICLES
Sparks in the dark: Sidelights on quantum optics -- G. W. Series 599-604
The unscientific side of the ecological movement -- P. R. Masani 604-615
REVIEW ARTICLES
Laue crystallography -- K. Suguna 616-619

A new look at the endocrine regulation of egg maturation in the decapod crustaceans -- T. Subramoniam and R. Keller

619-623
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Petrology of tectonically segmented Central Indian Ridge -- R. Mukhopadhyay and S. D. Iyer 623-628
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Resistivity studies of metal complexes of lignocaine hydrochloride -- A. Indira, S. B. Bellad, A. M. Babu, M. A. Sridhar and J. Shashidhara Prasad 628-629
A 20-kD mitochondrial protein is associated with cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) in Capsicum annuum L. -- M. Manoharan, K. U. Pai and C. K. Rudramuniyappa 629-633
Homorepeats of amino acids in proteins - A database search -- K. Veluraja and S. Priyadarshini 633-636
g-Rays and EMS-induced leaf mutants in mung bean (Vigna radiata (L) Wilczek) -- V. P. Singh and Rashmi Sharma 636-638
Use of slide agglutination test for the detection of nuclear polyhedrosis virus of silkworm, Bombyx mori L. -- J. Bhattacharya, N. Krishnan, A. K. Chandra, Om Parkash and U. Sengupta 638-639

Effect of endosulfan on the integrated density of the erythrocytes of Channa Punctatus (Bloch) -- M. S. Johal, Anish Dua and K. K. Tandon

639-640
BOOK REVIEWS  
Norbert Wiener, reviewed by K. R. Parthasarathy 641-642
Diet, Disease and Development, reviewed by T. C. Raghu Ram 642-644
HISTORICAL REMINISCENCES
Four decades in anomalous scattering - Some reminiscences --                   S. Ramaseshan 644-651

PERSONAL NEWS

A letter to Anna Mani -- S. Ramaseshan 651-652

Correction

Transit of Mercury across the Sun's disc on 6 November 1993 -- Curr. Sci., 1993,65,471. 652

10 November 1993.9

In this issue 659
NEWS
AIDS in India -- S. Ramaseshan 661
A report on the brainstorming session in the area of photosynthesis --         P. V. Sane and Parveen Farooqi 662 
A report on the First National Workshop on Monitoring and Modelling of the Coastal Ocean: Towards an operational system for regulating waste disposal -- M. S. Phanikumar and M. D. Raghunath 662-663
CORRESPONDENCE
What should India be doing on the human genome? -- P. M. Bhargava and Lalji Singh 663-664
Possible interaction between practising physicists and IAPT -- V. Srinivasan 665
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
On the 'monocarpic' flowering of bamboos -- C. K. John, Rajani S. Nadgauda and A. F. Mascarenhas   665-666
Seasonal shoreline oscillation of Tamil Nadu Coast -- Usha Natesan and SP. Subramanian  667-668
GENERAL ARTICLES
Popperian evaluation of earth science -- P. S. Moharir 669-672
Molecular modelling and graphics of polymers -- D. Mukesh 672-676
REVIEW ARTICLE
Molecular communications during plant-pathogen interactions -- Ashalatha S. Nair 677-679
RESEARCH ARTICLES

Degradation of hand due to coal mining and its natural recovery pattern -- Uma Shankar, L. Boral, H. N. Pandey and R. S. Tripathi

680-687
K/Ar cooling ages from Zanskar Himalaya: implications for the tectonics and exhumation of Higher Himalayan metamorphic complex -- Resoul B. Sorkhabi, Arvind K. Jain, Tetsumaru Itaya, Susumu Nishimura, Rm. Manickavasagam and Nand Lal 687-693
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
On singularity-free cosmological models -- N. Dadhich, R. Tikekar and L. K. Patel 694-696

Use of organic geochemical markers in elucidating the origin of salinity in coastal groundwaters -- Y. N. Varma and B. S. Sukhija

696-703
Availability of photosynthetically active radiation in Antarctica --                 A. B. Dhaulakhandi, R. P. Joshi and M. C. Joshi 703-705
Reversal of interferon-induced lymphokine-activated killer resistance in two murine cell lines by exposure to acid pH -- Apurva Sarin and Rajiv K. Saxena 705-707
Pharmacologically active fatty acids of tiger prawn Penaeus monodon (Fabricius) -- Chiradip Bandyopadhyay, Dipankar Banerjee, Tarun Kumar Patra, Debasish Pal, Amitabha Ghosh, Amalesh Choudhury and Suniti Misra. 707-708
Development of marked basophilia in the liver of Heteropneustes fossilis by some selected chemicals -- R. R. Upadhyay and Lokesh Upadhyay 708-710
In vitro selection for high-temperature tolerance in cultured shoot explants of Pinus caribaea Morelet -- Seema Bedi 710-713
Foliar treatment with Optimum doses of agrochemicals can improve the quality of oak-tasar cocoons -- Mrinal K. Ghosh and Ramesh C. Srivastava 714-718
Neuropeptide FMRFamide induces hypoglycemia in rats -- A. V. Muthal and C. T. Chopde 718-720

A new Rickettsia-like organism associated with white grubs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) -- J. J. Jani, R. V. Vyas and D. N. Yadav

720-721
BOOK REVIEW 
Quaternary Deltas of India, reviewed by I. B. Singh 722

25 November 1993. 10

In this issue 727
NEWS
New Delhi declaration on the patent regime as proposed in the Draft Final Act of the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations 729-730
News from IUCAA -- Jayant V. Narlikar 730
At what price - Sore throat? -- Ravi Narayan 730-731 
COMMENTARY  
Technical education in India - An identity crisis -- L. S. Srinath 732-736

Geophysical and geodynamical aspects of the Maharashtra earthquake of September 30, 1993 -- L. N. Kailasam

736-739
OPINION
Science and technology for development -- Hari Narain 739-742
GENERAL ARTICLE
Defluoridation of potable water by Nalgonda technique -- W. G. Nawlakhe and R. Paramasivam 743-748
REVIEW ARTICLE
Mechanics of head injury and politics of brain damage -- Dinesh Mohan 749-760
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Interstellar diamonds in the Murchison meteorite: Isotopic characterization -- S. V. S. Murty, G. Srinivasan and J. N. Goswami 761-767
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
MNDO study of vicinal dihydrides of C70: Interpretation of relative stability on the basis of electronic and molecular structures -- A. Rathna and Jayaraman Chandrasekhar 768-771

Latur earthquake - Selection of sites for rehabilitation of the affected villages in Latur and Osmanabad districts Of Maharashtra, India: A remote sensing based study -- U. R. Rao, D. P. Rao, R. S. Rao, M. G. Chandrasekhar and K. Radhakrishnan

772-774
Discovery of postdepositional, metadepositional and syndepositional convolute laminations in a recent point bar deposit of River Jamuna -- Adal Singh, B. D. Bhardwaj and S. Prasad 775-776
A liliaceous inflorescence from the Deccan Intertrapean beds of India --       S. D. Bonde and K. P. N. Kumaran          . 776-778

Deposition of Mn-Cu-Ni enriched sediments during Glacial period in the Central Indian Basin -- D. V. Borole

778-782
A comparative analysis of the molars of Mus booduga, Mus dunni and fossil Mus of the Indian subcontinent: Phylogenetic and palaeobiogeographic implications -- Rajeev Patnaik, Min Bahadur, T. Sharma and Ashok Sahni 782-786

Prostatic inhibin has a predominantly anti-parallel b-sheet structure --        K. V. R. Chary, Vinit K. Rastogi, Girjesh Govil, Seema V. Garde and Anil R. Sheth

786-789

Cisplatin and ascorbic acid: Synergistic antitumour effect against Dalton's lymphoma in mice -- Suniti Sarna and R. K. Bhola

789-792
A rare condition of budding in bipinnaria larva (Asteroidae) -- P. Somanadha Rao, K. Hanumantha Rao and K. Shyamasundari 792-793
Regeneration of Piper betle from callus tissue -- Aminuddin, J. K. Johri, Mohd. Anis and V. R. Balasubrahmanyam   793-796
BOOK REVIEWS
Shifting Agriculture and Sustainable Development: An Interdisciplinary Study from North-Eastern India, reviewed by Uma Shankar 797-798
Molecular Biology. of Bacterial Infection: Current Status and Future Perspectives, reviewed by J. S. Virdi 798-799

10 December 1993. 11

In this issue

803 
CORRESPONDENCE
Nomination raj --  M. J. Varkey 805
Bhatnagar Laureates -- Raja Ramanna 805
Foraging decisions by plants -- P. J. Thomas; M. K. Chandrashekaran 805-806
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Regeneration potential of hypocotyl-derived long-term callus cultures in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) cv TMV-2 -- S. N. Vajranabhaiah, M. G. Purushotham, P. C. Reddy and A. H. Prakash 806-807 
COMMENTARY
China: Also a power in science and technology? -- Wu Yishan 807-808
GENERAL ARTICLES
The sleeping dragon wakes up: A scientometric analysis of the growth of science and the usage of journals in China -- Subbiah Arunachalam, Udai N. Singh and Rita-Sinha 809-822
New directions in polymer chemistry research: Molecular design considerations in the synthesis of new polymer materials -- P. K. Ohal and S. Sivaram 823-826
REVIEW ARTICLES
Large-scale structure in the universe -- O. G. Banhatti 827-835
X-ray crystal structure and computer modelling studies of HIV protease and its inhibitor complexes -- Bangalore K. Sathyanarayana and Alexander Wlodawer 835-847 
Molecular biology of signal-transducing G proteins -- Narasimhan Gautam 848-852
RESEARCH ARTICLES

Laboratory simulation of ionospheric instabilities -- Y. C. Saxena

853-858
Affinity of phosvitin to proteins and polypeptides points to its role in development -- Hiten V. Lakhey, Candadai S. Ramadoss and Patnam R. Krishnaswamy 859-865
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Interferometry with a novel composite material -- R. Krishna Mohan, S. Balan, P. S. Narayanan and C. K. Subramanian 866-868
Investigations of the fullerene hydride C60H36 -- A. Govindaraj 868-870
Evolution of basin boundaries during onset of chaos -- G. Ambika 870-874
Rotifers - pollution or productivity indicators? -- A. K. Laal and M. Karthikeyan 874-875
Estimation of arsenic in geological samples by atomic absorption spectrometry -- R. K. Tiwari, V. K. Tarsekar and V. W. Khangan 875-877
Prehistoric flood deposits on the Choral River, Central Narmada Basin, India -- Vishwas S. Kale, Sheila Mishra, V. R. Baker, S. N. Rajaguru, Yehouda Enzel and Lisa Ely 877-878
Almandine and spessartine garnets from the giant plagioclase basalts of Deccan Traps, Western Ghats, India -- B. V. Oleinikov, A. V. Okrugin, P. Krishnamurthy, R. Murari and K. Gopalan 878-880
Concentration of heavy minerals in Son river -- R. N. Tiwari and R. N. S. Yadav 881-883
Do human platelets possess LDL-receptor specific for Apoprotein 'B' or cholesterol? -- D. Kaul 883-886
Use of vegetated wetland to remove nitrogen from domestic sewage through ammonia volatilization -- S. K. Billore and P. Dass 886-887
Occurrence of direct somatic embryogenesis on the sword leaf of in vitro plantlets of Phoenix dactylifera L. cultivar barhee -- C. Sudhersan, M. M. AboEl-Nil and A. AI-Baiz 887-889
PERSONAL NEWS

Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya - The modern Indian sage -- S. K. Biswas

889-891

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In this issue 895-896
NEWS
A report on the workshop on MONTBLEX research results -- Malti Goel   897-899 
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Biological control programmes in India - A review in retrospect --                R. Muniappan and C. A. Viraktamath 899-901
Ecological impact of insects introduced for biological control of weeds ­conflicting interests -- K. P. Jayanth. 902 Report of the Fact Finding Committee Meeting on parthenium 901-905
An 'elusive' leaf beetle from Mexico -- A. K. Chakravarthy and N. S. Bhat. 906 What is in a name: The case of Mexican beetle -- A. R. V. Kumar 905-907
After split genes it is now split proteins -- Anjali Jain and Seyed E. Hasnain 907-909

COMMENTARY

Citation Classics - Amusing sidelights. Fus!ng cultured mammalian cells with polyethylene glycol -- G. Pontecorvo .  Recognizing good work -- Robert Brown 910-911
SPECIAL SECTION: HARISH-CHANDRA
Mathematics as a basic science -- Michael Atiyah 912-917
Harish-Chandra and his mathematical work -- V. S. Varadarajan 918-919
Some recollections of Harish-Chandra -- Armand Borel 919-921
My Father -- Premi Chandra 921-922

Harish-Chandra -- R. P. Langlands [Reprinted from Bibliographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society of London, 1985,31, 199-225]

922-936
Dirac, Harish-Chandra and the unitary representations of the Lorentz group -- N. Mukunda 936-940

Algebra of the Dirac-matrices -- Harish-Chandra                            [Reproduced from Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences, 1945, A22, 30-41]

941-952

A submersion principle and its applications -- Harish-Chandra           [Reproduced from Geometry and Analysis - Papers dedicated to the memory of V. K. Patodi, Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore and Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1981, pp. 95-102]

953-960
GENERAL ARTICLE
Developing dialogues: Environment, people and the State -- Madhu Ramnath 961-963
REVIEW ARTICLES
Oxy radicals and their clinical implications -- U. N. Das 964-969
Modern vaccinology - From empiricism to a science -- Kanury V. S. Rao 969-974 
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Surface properties of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans and its adhesion to mineral surfaces -- Laiju Sam, V. Rema, Preston Devasia and K. A. Natarajan

974-978
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Optical phase conjugation by stimulated Brillouin scattering in halogenated methanes -- B. Raghavendra Prasad, Harshawardhan Wanare, S. Raghuveer, C. K. Subramanian and P. S. Narayanan

979-980
Crystal structure of L-phenylalanyl-glycine : trichloracetate and its relevance to the bioactive conformation of the enkephalins -- Shome Nath Mitra and E. Subramanian 980-983
The kinematic viscosities of ethylene glycol and castor oil -- Manoj Kumar and P. N. Shankar 983-984
Census of mycoflora associated with the Shilajit rocks -- Raj Kumar 984-985

Incidence of three Mendelian traits in five endogamous populations of Purnia, Bihar -- B. N. Pandey, P. K. L. Das, A. K. Mishra and A. K. Jha

985-987
Cytophotometric DNA estimation in Luzula species -- Sumona Mukherjee, J. Sen and A. K. Sharma 987-989
An ancient Egyptian pregnancy test extended to cattle -- T. Veena and R. Narendranath 989-990
New find of acicular-radial and cauliflower-shaped calcite spheroids from the intertrappean beds of Jabalpur District, Madhya Pradesh -- Vikram J. S. Lamba and D. Raghoober 990-991
 
     
     
   
     
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