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10 January 1994. 1
 

In this issue

3-4
NEWS
Nobel Prize for Physics -- Dipankar Bhattacharya 5-6
Nobel Prize for Chemistry – Umesh Varshney 6-7
Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology -- Umesh Varshney 8-9

SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Comparative chemical analysis of oleogum resin of Commiphora wightii Arnott. Bhandari -- M. L. Sharma 9-10

OPINION

Role of technology and relevance of self-reliance -- S. C. Tiwari 10-14

COMMENTARY

Science & technology in India-An evaluation -- Sumit Bhaduri 14-15
general article
The dynamics of the Ramdas layer -- R. Narasimha 16-28

Synthesis and properties of novel p-electron donors-Variants of tetrathiaful­valene -- M. V. Lakshmikantham and Michael P. Cava

28-34
Artemisinin (Qinghaosu) -- T. Ravindranathan 35-41

RESEARCH ARTICLES 

Very high resolution radiometers for INSAT-2 -- George Joseph, V. S. Iyengar, K. Nagachenchaiah, A. S. Kiran Kumar, V. Aradhye, V. N. Kaduskar, R. K. Dave and C. M. Nagrani 42-56
On the thermodynamic activities of ions in aqueous solutions of electrolytes -- S. Parthasarathy and K.R. Srinivasan 56-59
Can medium range weather forecasts influence irrigation scheduling? -- Haji Lal, N. H. Rao and P. B. S. Sarma 60-63
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Jusra ultramafic-mafic-alkaline complex: A new find in the Shillong Plateau, North Eastern India -- R. Mamallan, Dhirendra Kumar and R. K. Bajpai 64-65

Epithermal stratabound barite mineralization around Doon Valley -- Rajesh Sharma and H. K. Sachan

65-67
An assessment of the rare metal potential of the granitoids of Siwana, Jalor, Jhunjhunu and Tosham, North Western Peninsular India -- Ramanathan Baskar and Rajni Sharma 67-69
Mushroom cultivation on spent biomass from biogas plants -- N. K. Gangulli and H. N. Chanakya 70-74

Time and duration of Deccan volcanism in Razole area, Krishna-Godavari Basin, India -- R. K. Saxena and C. M. Misra

74-76

Bivalent interlocking and telomere adhesions in crown daisy -- M. L. H. Kaul and A. Khurana

76-78
Drosophila larvae deficient for superoxide dismutase activity are thermosensitive but show normal heat shock response -- S. C. Lakhotia 79-81

Oviducal gland of planktonic copepod, Heliodiaptomus viduus Gurney-A new report -- K. Altaff and M. R. Chandran

81-83

ABSTRACTS

Abstracts of talks given at the Fifty-ninth Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences at Dehra Dun, 6-9 November 1993 84-89
BOOK REVIEWS
Annual Review of Physical Chemistry 1991, reviewed by J. Chandrasekhar  90-91
Visualization in Biomedical Microscopies, reviewed by P. S. Ghaswala 92

25 January 1994. 2 

In this issue 95
CORRESPONDENCE
Referees' dyslexia -- H. V. Wyatt 97

How does one separate a mixture of cuprous chloride and mercurous chloride? -- Gautam R. Desiraju

97-98
Enhancing indigenous science coverage in cummunication media -- N. C. Jain 98

NEWS

A report on the Discussion Meeting on organic synthesis and catalysis via metallorganics -- Surojit Sur and Amitabha Sarkar 99-101
RESEARCH NEWS
Should entropy always drive a system to disorder? -- K. A. Suresh and G. S. Ranganath 101-102
New technique for thermostability of restriction and modifying enzymes --    A. K. Handique 103-104

SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Stored product mite Tyrophagus longior (Gervais) (Astigmata: Acaridae) with hive bees in India -- D. P. Abrol, S. K. Kakroo and B. N. Putatunda 105
OPINION
Revitalizing aerodynamics in India: Challenges and opportunities --  Rajendra K. Bera 105-108
Integrated biodiversity research for India -- J. S. Singh, A. S. Raghubanshi and C. K. Varshney 109-112 
COMMENTARY
Foundation science and technology education -- Amiya B. Sharma 112-115
GENERAL ARTICLES
Surprise and sociology in multi-disciplinary sciences -- Charles H. Townes 116-122
Higher education: Old maladies and a line of treatment -- M. S. Valiathan 123-127 

Changing land use/land cover pattern in the Kali River Basin in Western Ghats, South India -- V. R. Hegde, V. Shreedhara and V. S. Hegde

128-137

Microbial biodiversity and its relevance to screening for novel industrially useful enzymes -- M. C. Srinivasan

137-140
Design and capabilities of scanning tunnelling microscope operating in air medium -- S. S. Wadhwa, P. D. Gupta and Akila Jaikumar 140-145
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Expression of microinjected foreign DNA in silkworm, Bombyx mori -- Omana Joy and K. P. Gopinathan 145-150
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Toroidal vortex rings -- P. N. Shankar and Manoj Kumar

151-153
Magnetic properties of different rock types associated with the manganese ore deposits of Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh -- A. Lakshmipatiraju and U. Kedareshwarudu 153-158

Occurrence of monazite in some alluvial soils of North Bihar -- J. Mall and B. B. Mishra

158-160
Nitrogen dynamics of actinorhizal Casuarina forest stands and its comparison with Alnus and Leucaena forests -- R. S. Ambasht and Alok K. Srivastava 160-163
PERSONAL NEWS
A protagonist of plant sciences, An obituary of Frederic Campion Steward by H. Y. Mohan Ram 164-165
HISTORICAL NOTES

Saha and Bose - Champions of a common cause -- Santimay Chatterjee and Enakshi Chatterjee  

166-170
BOOK REVIEWS
Astrophysics: Stars and Galaxies, reviewed by D. C. V. Mallik 171-172
India and the Quality of Life, reviewed by G. P. Glasby and G. S. Roonwal 172-173
A Skeptical Biochemist, reviewed by P. S. Ghaswala 173-174

10 February 1994. 3

In this issue

179
CORRESPONDENCE
Comments on the Draft paper for a New Technology Policy -- Sukh Dev 181
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Inconsistencies in the long term Indian total ozone data -- J. Chattopadhyay

181-183
Comments on 'A computer simulation model for action potential in an excitable membrane', (P. Mujumdar and C. K. Mitra, Current Science, 1990,59,920-925) --  Rohit Manchanda and K. Venkateswarlu 183
NEWS
Conserving the biodiversity of the Western Ghats as if people matter Pew award to Prof. Madhav Gadgil 184-185
COMMENTARY
Student-faculty ratio at IITs and its impact -- Pankaj Jalote 185-187
GENERAL ARTICLES   
Science as service --M. S. Valiathan 188-193
The ubiquitous radon -- A. Nagaratnam 194-199
Electronic databases, networks and information support for scientific research  -- T. B. Rajashekar and A. A. Sreenivasa Ravi 199-212
REVIEW ARTICLE

Single-bubble sonoluminescence --  Vijay H. Arakeri

213-218
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Modelling of coseismic and postseismic crustal deformations associated with strike-slip faulting -- Sarva lit Singh and Sunita Rani 219-223
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
A note on the Kaladungar phosphorite occurrence, Jaisalmer District, Rajasthan -- V. P. Laul and Virendra Kumar 224-225
Signals of the change in monsoonal precipitation at around 2,000 years BP in a sediment core off central west coast of India -- R. Nigam and N. Khare 226-228
Record of microgastropod from the Arenaceous Member of the Tal Formation, Garhwal Syncline, Lesser Himalaya, India -- V. K. Mathur and M. C. Srivastava 228-229

Protein folding by ribosome and its RNA -- Aloke Kumar Bera, Biswadip Das, Subrata Chattopadhyay and Chanchal Das Gupta

230-232
Myoinositol trisphosphate sensitive calcium stores in Entamoeba histolytica --  Sanghamitra Raha, Basudeb Dalal, Susweta Biswas and Birendra B. Biswas 232-235

DAHP synthase of phenylalanine non-producing and phenylalanine producing mutant strains of Arthrobacter globiformis -- T. K. Maiti and S. P. Chatterjee

235-237
Observations on fungal infection of Chela laubuca Ham. with special reference to deep mycoses -- G. C. Srivastava, S. K. Sinha and S. K. Prabhuji 237-239
Endocrine sex reversal in fishes: Masculinization evokes greater stress and mortality -- T. J. Pandian, S. G. Sheela and S. Kavumpurath 240-243
BOOK REVIEWS
Thermostability of Enzymes, reviewed by R. K. Saxena, Rani Gupta and P. Sharmila 244
Pollination in Tropics (Proceedings of the International Symposium on Pollination in Tropics) reviewed by Anantanarayanan Raman 245
HISTORICAL NOTES

Ray-Dutt Twist-A milestone in mechanistic chemistry -- Pradyot Banerjee and Animesh Chakravorty

246-247
PERSONAL NEWS
John Bolton - Astronomer extraordinary, An obituary by V, Radhakrishnan 248-250

25 February 1994. 4

In this issue 255
CORRESPONDENCE

What ails our universities -- Mrs. S. John

257-258
Split second and Olympics -- Parashu R. Uniyal and Rajendra P. Oobhal 258

SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

DNA-binding monitoring made easy -- Joy T. Kunjappu, S. R. Venkatachalam and C. K. K. Nair 258-259
OPINION
On the recentness of current researches in earth science in India -- Salil Agrawal and Vinod Agrawal 259-260
Constraints affecting development of an integrated strategy for environment and development issues -- Alok K. Srivastava 260-261
COMMENTARY
Technology development: The role of the State -- R. Narasimhan 261-265

Survey of Indian computer professionals/students in USA about taking up employment in India -- Pankaj Jalote  

265-267

GENERAL ARTICLES

Detection of dark matter in the galactic halo -- Pijushpani Bhattacharjee 268-270
Profiles of insect diversity -- T. N. Ananthakrishnan 271-281
Inter-University Consortium for Department of Atomic Energy Facilities --     A. V. Pimpale and R. Srinivasan 281-286
RESEARCH ARTICLE  
The DNA-binding domain of c-Myb: Overexpression and NMR characterization -- P. K. Radha, Anup Madan, L. C. padhy and R. V. Hosur 287-294
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Crystallization of Azadirachtin-A -- T. R. Govindachari, Geetha Gopalakrishnan, R. Raghunathan and S. S. Rajan 295-297

Temperature fields of Pune city -- Alaka S. Gadgil and Vrishali Oeosthali

297-299

Diurnal and seasonal variations in air pollutant concentrations in a seasonally dry tropical urban environment -- J. Pandey and M. Agrawal

299-303
Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis of Kushan period coins -- C. K. Bhat, B. R. Singh and C. L. Bhat 303-306
Significance of bank material at Tilakwada in Lower Narmada Valley -- L. S. Chamyal, Bindu Sharma, S. S. Merh and Hassan Karami 306-307
Stable isotopic evidence for the pedogenic origin of calcitic rocks of Andaman­Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal, India -- S. M. Ahmad and S. H. Jafri 307-309

A new graphical representation and analysis of DNA sequence structure: I. Methodology and application to globin genes -- A. Nandy

309-314
Comparative study of some methods of oxid,iltion of plant materials for elemental analysis -- C. L. Arora and M. S. Bajwa 314-317

Introduction of Puccinia polysora, Polysora rust of maize in India -- M. M. Payak

317-318
BOOK REVIEWS
Vikram Sarabhai: The Man and the Vision, reviewed by Y. S. Rajan 319-320
State of India's Health, reviewed by H. V. Wyatt 320-321

Annual Review of Immunology 1993, reviewed by J. S. Virdi

321-322
HISTORICAL NOTES
The astronomical code of the Rigveda --  Subhash C. Kak 323-326
Publications received 327-328

10 March 1994. 5

In this issue 331
NEWS
Remembering Dr Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar -- Srinivas Bhogle 333
CORRESPONDENCE
Is it time to retire FORTRAN? -- K. Neelakantan and D. Krishna Kumar 334
Indian Science Congress-Need to make it a stock-taking affair -- N. C. Jain 334-335
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
A modified alkaline lysis procedure for isolation of plasmid from Escherichia coli -- Shaik Yazdani Basha and P. Palanivelu 335-336
COMMENTARY
Paradoxes in the evolution of introns and genes -- G. Naresh Kumar 336-339
GENERAL ARTICLE
Oil sardine and Indian mackerel: their fishery, problems and coastal oceanography -- M. Madhupratap, S. R. Shetye, K. N. V. Nair and S. R. Sreekumaran Nair 340-348
REVIEW ARTICLE
Active and adaptive optics for the new generation of large telescopes -- Gordon Love and A. K. Saxena 349-355
RESEARCH ARTICLES
Appulses of faint stars by fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 -- R. Vasundhara 355-361
Crystal and molecular structure of Azadirachtin-A -- V. Kabaleeswaran, S. S. Rajan, T. R. Govindachari and Geetha Gopalakrishnan 362-364
Modulation of constitutive, benz[a]anthracene- and phenobarbital-inducible cytochromes P450 activities in rat hepatoma H4IIEC3/G- cells by piperine -- Jaswant Singh and Rashmeet K. Reen 365-369
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Alternating field demagnetization of manganese ores and related rock types of Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh -- A. Lakshmipatiraju and U. Kedareshwarudu

370-372
Identification of NRM carriers in chromite ores by alternating field and thermal demagnetization studies -- I. V. Radhakrishna Murthy and S. K. G. Krishnamacharyulu 372-375

Temporal changes in the chemical quality of groundwater in Ludhiana area, Punjab, India -- K. P. Singh

375-378

Potential of wastelands for sequestering carbon by reforestation -- Raj K. Gupta and D. L. N. Rao

378-380
Mineralogical studies on calcareous algae -- Vijaya Kerkar 381-382
Chemoheterotrophy in the mangrove environment -- C. S. V. Ramachandra Rao and K. Krishnamurthy 382-385
Importance of immigrant alatae on the population development of mustard aphid Lipaphis erysimi (Kaltenbach) -- B. K. Agarwala and S. Bhattacharya 385-386
BOOK REVIEWS  
Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds, reviewed by D. Nasipuri 387-388
Annual Review of Biochemistry 1993, reviewed by D. N. Rao 388-389
ACADEMY NEWS  
Indian Academy of Sciences elects new Fellows 390-392

25 March 1994. 6

 
In this issue 395
NEWS

Medicinal and aromatic plants -- Rajendra Dobhal

397-398

SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Declining trend in M Sc and Ph D manpower: Modelling and forecasting -- S. C. Bhargava, Ashok Jain and Lalitha Sharma 398-400
COMMENTARY
Inventorying, monitoring and conserving India's biological diversity -- Madhav Gadgil 401-406
OPINION       

Earthquakes of peninsular India and plate tectonics -- Parashu R. Uniyal and Janardan G. Negi

406-407

What should India be doing in the human genome? -- S. S. Agarwal

407-408
TECHNICAL NOTES
Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV) -- M. B. Reddy and M. S. R. Dev 408-416

GENERAL ARTICLE

Fossils in amber -- George O. Poinar, Jr. 417-421

REVIEW ARTICLE

In vitro nucleic acid amplification systems -- S. K. Nanda and S. K. Jain 421-429
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Effect of global warming on Indian monsoon simulated with a coupled ocean ­atmosphere general circulation model -- M. Lal, U. Cubasch and B. D. Santer 430-438
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Transformation of tropical grain legumes using particle bombardment -- S. C. Bhargava and A. C. Smigocki 439-442
Detection and role of chlorotic toxin and phytohormones in the pathogenesis of Alternaria blight in Brassica napus -- A. Agarwal, G. K. Garg, U. S. Singh and D. P. Mishra 442-443

Calcium uptake by cowpea as influenced by mycorrhizal colonization and water stress -- G. Pai, D. J. Bagyaraj, T. Padmavathi Ravindra and T. G. Prasad

444-445
Morphological variations, qualitative and quantitative changes in alkaloid pool in the protoclone progenies of Hyoscyamus muticus (Egyptian henbane) -- C. C. Giri and P. S. Ahuja 445-448
BOOK REVIEWS

Biological perspectives on Human Pigmentation (Cambridge Studies in Biological Anthropology), reviewed by R. N. Sharma

449-451 
An Ecological History of India, reviewed by P. S. Ramakrishnan 451
PERSONAL NEWS
J. R. D. Tata and Indian aviation -- Satish Dhawan 452-454

HISTORICAL NOTES

The story of Indian transport (The Sixteenth British Commonwealth Lecture) -- J. R. D. Tata                                                            (Reprinted from J. R. Aeron. Soc., 1961, Vol. 65, pp. 1-25) 

455-479

10 & 25 April 1994. 7-8 

Special issue on Inner Planets

Preface 483
The solar EUV and X-rays as ionizing source for planetary atmospheres --    B. N. Dwivedi 485-492
Solar wind as causative and coupling source of planetary atmospheres --     R. N. Singh 493-500
Space physics: Achievements and prospects -- Bengt Hultqvist 501-511
The atmospheres of the inner planets -- F. W. Taylor 512-524
Planet Mercury -- Audouin Dollfus 525-537
Venus and its ionosphere -- Hari Om Upadhyay and R. N. Singh 538-546
The ionosphere of Venus based on pioneer Venus measurements -- L. H. Brace 547-549
Lightning on Venus confirmed -- R. N. Singh and C. T. Russell 550-561
The wave and plasma environments of Mars -- Rejean Grard  562-576

Comparative study of electron fluxes, ionization rates, ion and electron densities due to photoelectron and magnetospheric electron interaction with the atmosphere of Mars -- S. A. Haider

577-582
Elements of cometary aeronomy -- J. F. Crifo 583-602
Results of the space missions to comet Halley -- H. U. Keller 603-611

10 May 1994. 9

ln this issue 615

NEWS

Emerging frontiers in corneal transplantation and keratoplasty -- C. S. H. N. Murthy

617-618
CORRESPONDENCE

Kalinga awardees - An analysis -- N. C. Jain

618-620

SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Comment on 'Quaternary sedimentation in the Indo-Gangetic Basin: A review' [Curro Sci., 1993, 64, 855-862] -- D. K. Ghosh,  Cham C. Pant and A. K. Sharma

620-621

Indian strain of HCV                                                                       [Curro Sci., 1993,65,477-483] -- Dilip Bhattacharya; M. R. Das et al.

621-622

BUDGET EXTRACTS

Union Budget 1994-95: Extracts from Finance Minister's Speech and Finance Bill relevant to Science and Technology 623
OPINION

Improper fish breeding practices and their impact on aquaculture and fish biodiversity -- B. K. Padhi and R. K. Mandal

624-626 
SPECIAL SECTION
The pufferfish genome: Small is beautiful? -- Philip Mileham and Stephen D. M. Brown 627-628
Development of the zebrafish nervous system: Mechanisms of cellfate specifica­tion and axonal pathfinding in the central nervous system and periphery -- Sudipto Roy 629-633
Need for genetic and molecular biological research in Indian fish -- T. J. Pandian, S. Mathavan and L. A. Marian 633-634 
Problems and prospects of transgenic fish production -- T. J. Pandian and L. A. Marian 635-649 

GENERAL ARTICLE

Cytochrome c oxidase: The unique enzyme at the terminal step of electron transfer in the respiratory chain -- Shyamalava Mazumdar 650-655
REVIEW ARTICLES
Epidemiological analysis of epizootic ulcerative syndrome of fresh and brakish. water fishes of Karnataka, India -- C. V. Mohan and K. M. Shankar 656-658
RESEARCH ARTICLES
Radiolarian abundance and geochemistry of the surface-sediments from the Central Indian Basin: Inferences to Antarctic bottom water current -- Shyam M. Gupta and Pratima Jauhari 659-663

Cloning and sequenee analysis of DNA gyrase genes from Mycobacterium tuberculosis -- K. Madhusudan, V. Ramesh and V. Nagaraja

664-667

Root-shoot communication in drying soil is mediated by the stress hormones abscisic acid and cytokinIn synthesized in the roots -- P. S. Abida, V. R. Sashidhar, R. V. Manju, T. G. Prasad and L. Sudharshana

668-672
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Low temperature susceptibility of manganese ores from the Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh -- A. Lakshmipatiraju and U. Kedareshwarudu 673-675
Magnetic susceptibility and mineralogical studies of the beach placer deposits, central east coast of India -- B. Nagamalleswara Rao 675-677
Influence of oxidative and non-oxidative pathways of radiation damage on peroxidase activity in barley seeds -- Ashu Bhan Tiku, S. P. Singh, P. C. Kesavan 677-680
Tertiary structural categories of leiurotoxin and some other scorpion venom toxins -- P. Narayanan          680-682
pH in the digestive system of some gastropod mollusks -- Kumud Misra and Minakshi Shrivastava 682-683
Courtship, amplexus and advertisement call of the frog, Microhyla rubra -- R. D. Kanamadi, C. R. Hiremath and Hans Schneider 683-684
HISTORICAL NOTES

Role of entropy in Einstein's thoughts on constitution of radiation -- Amar Nath Nigam

685-689

25 May 1994. 10

 
In this issue 695-696
CORRESPONDENCE
Popper and the naked emperor -- R. M. Girji 697
NEWS

A novel method for the structural characterization of biopolymers

697-699
A report on National Seminar on Recent Developments in Mathematics -- N. M. Bujurke 699-700

COMMENTARY

Crisis in undergraduate medical education in India -- Om Prakash 700-702

SPECIAL SECTION: CHEMICAL ROUTES FOR TRAPPING SOLAR ENERGY

Outlook for Chemtrapse -- Balu Venkataraman 703-706
Artificial photosynthesis: Efficient dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells for direct conversion of visible light to electricity -- M. Gratzel and K. Kalyanasundaram 706-714
Photoelectrochemical solar cells: Present status -- K. S. Chandra Babu, O. N. Srivastava and G. V. Subba Rao 715-729
Molecular assemblies for solar energy conversion - Biomimetic approach -- V. Krishnan 729-735 
Multielectron transfer water oxidation catalysts as models for photosynthetic oxygen evolving center -- Ramasamy Ramaraj and Masao Kaneko 735-741
Particulate models in heterogeneous photocatalysis -- N. Nageswara Rao and P. Natarajan 742-752
GENERAL ARTICLE
Space and physical sciences -- K. Kasturirangan 753-762
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Spectral characteristics of the blood of streptozotocin diabetic rats using photoacoustic technique -- T. T. Shreedevi, P. S. Padayatti, M. S. Kala, J. Philip and C. S. Paulose 763-765
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
A covalent way to stuff fullerenes -- Eluvathingal D. Jemmis and B. Kiran 766-767
Direct numerical simulation of a complex turbulent flow -- M. D. Deshpande and P. N. Shankar 767-770
Luminescence chronology of a fossil dune at Budha Pushkar, Thar Desert: Palaeoenvironmental and archaeological implications -- A. K. Singhvi, D. Banerjee, S. N. Rajaguru and V. S. Kishan Kumar 770-773
Fluorescence microscopy in estimation of organic matter maturation -- P. N. Kapoor 773-775
Evidence for the role of wavelengths of light on the reproduction of wild male bird, black-headed munia Munia Malacca -- Malabika Sikdar and Anand Kar 775-777
Colletotrihumfalcatum race designation - A methodology -- Narendra Singh and Vijai Singh 777-779

Sex modification in Kartoli (Momordica dioica Roxb.) by foliar sprays of silver nitrate (AgNO3) -- J. C. Rajput, Y. R. Parulekar, S. S. Sawant and B. M. Jamadagni

779
PERSONAL NEWS
A multi-faceted personality, An obituary of Y. T. Thathachari -- K. Venkatesan and A. Jayaraman 780
PEDAGOGICAL NOTES

The Aharonov-Bohm effect -- Joseph Samuel

781-783
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES
Modification of the earlier Indian planetary theory by the Kerala astronomers (c. 1500 AD) and the implied heliocentric picture of planetary motion -- K. Ramasubramanian, M. D. Srinivas and M. S. Sriram 784-790
N. I. Vavilov, Martyr to genetic truth -- James F. Crow 790-792
HISTORICAL REMINISCENCES
My first sixty years - The spread of biology down to the level of the gene -- John Tyler Bonner 793-797
BOOK REVIEWS
Life Cycles: Reflections of an Evolutionary Biologist, reviewed by Stuart A. Neuman 798-800

Comparative Embryology of Angiosperms, reviewed by M. A. Rau

801-803
The Golem: What Everyone Should Know About Science, reviewed by Subbiah Arunachalam 803-804

Research Directions in Computer Science: An MIT Perspective, reviewed by P. S. Ghaswala

804

10 June 1994. 11

In this issue 811
CORRESPONDENCE
Technology development: The role of the State -- G. Prathap, M. R. Chandrasekhara 813-814
New technology policy -- S. C. Tiwari 814
The astronomical code of the Rigveda -- S. G. Dani 814 
NEWS

Palaeobiochemistry-Bridging the gap between the living and dead -- S. C. Lakhotia

815-816
Solid state physics meet -- V. C. Sahni 816-818

RESEARCH NEWS

Genetic defects in hereditary motor sensory neuropathies -- Asha Vijayaraghavan 818-819
COMMENTARY
New drug research-A medicinal chemist's perceptions -- K. Nagarajan 820-821
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Graphical representation of long DNA sequence -- A. Nandy 821
Selection-A valuable method for bamboo improvement -- C. K. John, M. S. Joshi, R. S. Nadgauda and A. F. Mascarenhas 822-824
Mineralogy of polymetallic sulphide mineralization in Archaean grenstones at TISK-USGAO, Goa, India -- A. G. Dessai, D. French and D. B. Arolkar 824-825 
GENERAL ARTICLE

Energy: Outlook for India by 2000 AD -- Kotur S. Narasimhan

826-832
REVIEW ARTICLE
Modern concepts and strategies in synthesis of biaryl compounds -- K. Durairaj 833-838
RESEARCH ARTICLES
Investigations of carbon nanotubes -- Ram Seshadri, A. Govindaraj, Hemantkumar N. Aiyer, Rahul Sen, G. N. Subbanna, A. R. Raju and C. N. R. Rao 839-847

Analysis of the effects of amino acid sequence on the structure of proteins -- S. Baranidharan and M. R. N. Murthy

847-856

RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Carbon and oxygen isotopic compositions of the regionally metamorphose Archaean carbonate rocks of the Dharwar craton: A preliminary appraisal -- S. Das Sharma, R. Srinivasan, S. M. Ahmad and D. J. Patil 857-860
Chromosomal damage by low doses of radiation: protection by combinations of dietary antioxidants -- Lakshmi Sarma, Suresh K. Abraham and P. C. Kesavan 861-862
Tree ring evidences of the 1991 earthquake of Uttarkashi, Western Himalay -- R. R. Yadav and A. Bhattacharyya 862-864
Biological control of damping-off disease of cotton seedling -- C. Alagesaboopathi 864-868
Surface morphology of some articulated corallines from India -- Vijaya Kerkar and S. D. Iyer 868-870

Protein polymorphism in muscle myogens of Heteropneustes fossilis -- Rakesh B. Pandey and Absar-ul Hasnain

870-871

BOOK REVIEWS

Advances in Materials and their Applications, reviewed by C. V. Sundaram 872-874
The C-DOT Story, reviewed by H. N. Mahabala 874-875
Textbook of Modern Biochemistry (Volume 1), reviewed by T. Ramasarma 875
Ghani-The Traditional Oil Mill of India, reviewed by K. K. G. Menon 875-876
PERSONAL NEWS
Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902-September 2, 1992) -- Nina V. Fedoroff 877-884 

25 June 1994. 12

In this issue. 887-888
CORRESPONDENCE
Scientific information -- N. N. Dastur 889-890
Computer professionals/students in USA -- S. C. Dutta Roy and S. Prasad 890
Amber -- C. Srinivasan 890
Nobel's centenaries and their significance -- M. B. S. Char 890-891
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
Sugarcane: A renewable natural agricultural resource -- Gururaj Hunsigi and M. A. Singlachar 891-892

NEWS

Developing a biodiversity information system -- Janardanan Pillai 892-893
COMMENTARY
Rural development through education -- S. S. Kalbag 894-896
TECHNICAL NOTES
ASLV-D4/SROSS-C2 Mission -- V. Manoharan and D. Narayana Moorthi 897-904
GENERAL ARTICLES
Accountability in medical research -- A. S. Paintal 905-907
Science in India -- P. N. Srivastava 907-917
REVIEW ARTICLE
Complex cyclic ketones via oxy-Cope rearrangement - Studies relevant to stereocontrolled synthesis -- K. Durairaj 917-922
RESEARCH ARTICLE

A study of seismicity of Northeast India and adjoining areas based on statistical analyses -- V. P. Singh, D. Shanker and K. Hamada

922-926

RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Simultaneous observations of ionospheric scintillations at VHF and GHz frequencies over Kolhapur -- Smrutika Patil, R. V. Bhonsle and P. T. Patil

927-928

Magma mixing in plutonic environment: Geochemical and isotopic evidence from the Closepet Batholith, Southern India -- M. Jayananda, J-J. Peucat, H. Martin and B. Mahabaleswar

928-933

Extraordinary helium anomaly over surface rupture of September 1993 Killari earthquake, India -- G. V. Rao, G. K. Reddy, R. U. M. Rao and K. Gopalan

933-936
Action potential - A possible signal in root to shoot communication caused by water deficit around roots of sunflower seedling -- K. B. Hebbar, Sanjay Kumar and Suresh K. Sinha 936-938
Methane budget from paddy fields in India -- D. C. Parashar et al. 938-941 
In vitro seed germination and plantlet establishment of two wild relatives of sweet potato (Ipomoea trifida and I. amnicola) -- Archana Mukherjee and B. Vimala 941-942
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES
Planck's law and the light quantum hypothesis -- [Satyendranath] Bose 943-944
Correlation between photons in two coherent beams of light -- R. Hanbury Brown and R. Q. Twiss 945-947
Letter to the Editor -- E. M. Purcell 947-949

Bose statistics and the stars -- R. Hanbury Brown

950-954
Bose statistics - Before and after -- N. Mukunda 954-964
Shipbuilding at Bombay -- R. K. Kochhar 965-969
BOOK REVIEWS
Computational Algebraic Number Theory, reviewed by Kirti Joshi 970-974
Boffin: A Personal Story of the Early Days of Radar, Radio Astronomy and Quantum Optics, reviewed by Joanna M. Rankin 974-976
 
     
     
   
     
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