January 10, 1995

In this issue 3
Editorial 5
CORRESPONDENCE
The proposal for a National Science University-some comments — S. K. Srinivasan, K. Jayaraj Rao, P. S. Thaigarajan, T. K. S. Murthy, A. Jayakrishnan 6-10
NSU-Another EI Dorado? — P. Narayanan 10-11
Role of National Labs in post-graduate science education — D. P. Roy 12
Ship-building at Bombay — B. M. Udgaonkar 13
NEWS
George A. Olah, A superchemist who bestowed long life to fleeting carbocationic intermediates in superacids — G. K. Surya Prakash 14-19
G proteins—Critical control points in cellular signal transduction — Sandhya S. Visweswariah 20-22
Indian Academy at crossroads — Subbiah Arunachalam 23-24
Career of women scientists — Shobhona Sharma 24-26
Mahabaleshwar seminar on molecular biology of plant viruses — H. S. Savithri and M. M. Johri 26-29
COMMENTARY
Central Research University for Science and Technology (CRUST) —A proposal — T. R. Anantharaman 29-30
Science communication — A proposal for action — D. Balasubramanian 30-31
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Stereochemistry of Azadirachtins—H and I — T. R. Govindachari and Geetha Gopalakrishnan 31-32
GENERAL ARTICLES
Turbulence: Waves or events? — R. Narasimha 33-38
Rydberg atoms and molecules — Testing grounds for quantum manifestations of chaos — M. Lakshmanan and K. Ganesan 38-44
REVIEW ARTICLE
Cancer of the uterine cervix: Integration of molecular evaluation into management strategy and the cocept of biological staging — S. Lakshmi, M. Radhakrishana Pillai, S. Asha Nair, P. G. Jayaprakash and M. Krishnan Nair 45-52
RESEARCH ARTICLES
The continuity puzzle — R. Narasimhan 53-61
The quantum measurement problem: Nature of the apparatus — Anu Venugopalan, Deepak Kumar and R. Ghosh 62-67

Even nucleic acids with 2', 5'-linkages facilitate duplexes and structural polymorphism: Prospects of 2', 5'- oligonucleotides as antigene/antisense tool in gene regulation — V. Lalitha and N. Yathindra

68-75
Graphical analysis of DNA sequence structure: II. Relative abundances of nucleotides in DNAs, gene evolution and duplication — A. Nandy and P. Nandy 75-85
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Two interesting cases of continued mating in monogenic and digenic systems — V. Arunachalam 86-89
Discovery of the ectoparasitic mite Tropilaelaps loenigerum Delfinado—Baker and Baker (Acari : Laelapidae) on Apis dorsata F., A. Mellifera L. and A. Cerana — D. P. Abrol and B. N. Putatunda 90
Vaccination of hamsters with Mycobacterium habana against Leishmania donovani infection — Anuradha, Kaneez Zehra, J. C. Katiyar, H. P. Gupta and N. B. Singh 90-93
PERSONAL NEWS
Bangalore Puttaiya Radhakrishna, A tribute on his 75th birthday by K. V. Subbarao 94-97
Professor William Dixon West (1901-1994), an obituary by B. P. Radhakrishna 98-100
Some recent advances in Indian geology — W. D. West 100-107
BOOK REVIEWS
World Development Report 1994 — Infrastructure for development, reviewed by Subbiah Arunachalam 108-109
Geology of Karnataka, reviewed by M. Ramakrishnan 109-110
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES
The dilemma of a fame-hunter, reflections on Yellapragada Subbarow centenary by S. P. K. Gupta 110-113
The Great Bengal cyclone of 1737 — An enquiry into the past — S. K. Sensarma 114-117
January 25, 1995

Special issue: Neuroscience—A multidisciplinary approach
Preface 123-124
Understanding the human brain: Need for a multidisciplinary approach — P. N. Tandon 125-129
Neuromorphology — Gomathy Gopinath 129-133
Problems and prospects in neurochemistry — P. S. Sastry 134-136
X-ray studies on the bilayer structure of trypsin-treated rat brain myelin — S. Ramakumar, M. A. Viswamitra, P. Maruthi Mohan and P. S. Sastry 136-141
Significance of pharmacological study of neurotransmitter receptors in brain research — B. N. Dhawan 141-144
Clinical neurophysiology: Evolution and prospects — M. Gourie Devi 145-148
Nuclear magnetic resonance: Molecules, cells and animals — Girjesh Govil 148-152
Neural networks — Bikas K. Chakrabarti 153-155
Overview of neurocomputers — L. M. Patnaik 156-162
Mathematical modelling of neurons and neural networks — Chandan Dasgupta 162-167
Some aspects of information processing in biological vision — Y. V. Venkatesh 168-184
Observational study of animal behaviour: From instinct to intelligence — Raghavendra Gadagkar 185-196
Cognitive science: The mind-body problem — G. Krishna 197-199
The goals of cognitive science — G. Krishana 199-201
STATUS REPORTS
Research priorities in natural products having CNS effects — B. N. Dhawan 202-204
Peripheral markers for CNS disease — Prahlad K. Seth and Devika Nag 204-212
Aging-Molecular aspects — Kalluri Subba Rao 212-215
Concept formation — Marcus Devanandan 215-218
Neurobiology and drug abuse — D. Mohan and R. Ray 218-225
February 10, 1995

In this issue 231
Editorial 233
CORRESPONDENCE
The proposal for a National Science University—More comments — U. Raval, M. S. Sriram, B. B. Biswas, C. Dasgupta, Ashok Kumar Thakur, Atanu Kumar Pati 234-238
The economics of sharing scientific and social information — T. Krishna Kumar 238-239
On the need to install seismographs in the Himalaya — Ramesh Chander 239
Medical ethics in India — H. V. Wyatt 240
Enhancing indigenous S & T coverage in media — N. C. Jain 240
Science needs a front seat — S. K. Saxena 241-242
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
On coconut and coconut oil—where modern science meets traditional wisdom — John T. Eapen 242-243
Value addition: A threat to Calophyllum species — R. J. Ranjit Daniels and Vishwanth Patil 243-244
Comments on 'Fullerenes: C60 from camphor— A novel approach — Ram Seshadri, K. Mukhopadhyay, K. M. Krishna and M. Sharon 244-245
Comments on 'Ubiquitous phase grating' 245-246
RESEARCH NEWS
Synthetic malaria vaccine, SPf66 — V. S. Chauhan 246-247
Cell-type and stage-specific gene knockouts in mice: An achievement of a long-sought goal — Vani Brahmachari 249-251
COMMENTARY
Non-proliferation and advances in nuclear science — P. K. Iyengar 252-253
OPINION
Buy a chair and restrain the increasing CO2 menace — Alok K. Srivastava 254
GENERAL ARTICLES
University education in science: Academy report 255-267
The ascent of molecular cardiology — C. C. Kartha and O. M. Najeeb 267-273
Databases in Indian biology: The state of the art and prospects — Vishwas Chavan and D. Chandramohan 273-278
REVIEW ARTICLES
The chemistry of a non-natural product: Troger's base — Braja Gopal Bag 279-288
Lathyrus sativus: A future pulse crop free of neurotoxin — V. K. Yadav and S. L. Mehta 288-292
RESEARCH ARTICLES
Virulent shigella codes for a soluble apyrase: Identification, characterization and cloning of the gene — Tishina Bhargava, Santanu Datta, Vasanthi Ramachandran, Ramesh Ramakrishnan, Raman K. Roy, Krishnan Sankaran and Yerramilli V. B. K. Subrahmanyam 293-300
Forecasting rain for groundnut farmers—how good is good enough? — Sulochana Gadgil, P. R. Sheshagiri Rao, N. V. Joshi and S. Sridhar 301-309
Landscape ecological analysis of a disturbance gradient using geographic information system in the Madhav National Park, Madhya Pradesh — Shirish A. Ravan and P. S. Roy 309-315
Moisture desorption and absorption isotherms for seeds of some cultivars of Triticum aestivum and Triticum durum wheat — A. V. Moharir and Nam Prakash 316-326
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Observations of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 from Japal-Rangapur Observatory — R. Vasundhara, Pavan Chakraborty, R. Rajamohan, J. C. Bhattacharya, G. Som Sunder, P. Vivekananda Rao, R. Swaminathan and B. Lokanandham 327-330
Burst vortex flow-field on a delta wing—A numerical simulation using Euler equations — Anand kumar 330-333
A possible relationship between the wind in the atmospheric boundary layer over north Indian Ocean and the summer monsoon rainfall over India — O. P. Singh 333-334
Thermodynamic analysis of atmospheric deterioration of portland cement — Rohit Shrivastav, Sanjay Kumar Mathur and Shobhit Shrivastav 335-337
Spatial gradients of calcium in the slug of Dictyostelium discoideum — M. Azhar, Shweta Saran and Vidyanad Nanjundiah 337-342
BOOK REVIEWS
Annual Review of Physiology 1994, reviewed by Ghanshyam Swarup 343

Bacterial Pathogenesis: A Molecualr Approach, reviewed by J. S. Virdi

343-344
Solar Electricity, reviewed by C. L. Gupta 345
PERSONAL NEWS
Prof. John Barnabas (1929-1994), an obituary by Prabhakar Ranjekar and Shama Barnabas 346-347
Sir John Maddox 347
February 25, 1995

Special issue on Reproductive Biology
Foreword 351
Standardized procedures in human semen analysis — Kamala Gopalkrishnan 353-362
Implantation of the primate embryo — Jayasree Sengupta, Pradip De and Debabrata Ghosh 363-373
Secretion of endocrine signals by the primate embryo during the peri-implantation period — P. B. Seshagiri and J. P. Hearn 373-379
Medically assisted reproductive technologies—A clinical perspective — N. Pandiyan 379-382
Social and ethical issues in medically assisted reproductive technologies — Biraj Kalyan and T. C. Anand Kumar 382-386
Does a period of amenorrhoea raise subsequent chances of implantation in women? — R. G. Edwards and S. F. Marcus 386-391
Stress and reproduction: The role of peptides and other chemical messengers in the brain — J. Herbert 391-400
Preimplantation diagnosis of human genetic disorders — Rajiv H. Mehta 401-405
Reproductive health, population dynamics and contraception — T. C. Anand Kumar 405-407
Antiprogestins: Useful investigative tools and novel contraceptives — Chander P. Puri 407-423
Contraceptive vaccines — D. K. Giri and G. P. Talwar 423-434
New leads in contraception and innovations in existing contraceptive methods — Horacio B. Croxatto 434-436
Praneem polyherbal cream and pessaries with dual properties of contraception and alleviation of genital infections — G. P. Talwar, S. Garg, V. Dhar, R. Chabra, A. Ganju and S. N. Upadhyay 437-440
Zona pellucida as a target for immunocontraception — Abhijit Afzalpurkar, Siva Kumar Kolluri, Renuka Kaul, Harini Bagavant, Manju Gupta and S. K. Gupta 440-445
Osteoporosis: Causes and consequences — Brinda Wita 446-450
Effect of administration of luteinizing hormone (LH) and deprival of LH on the proteins of smooth endoplasmic reticulum of immature and adult rat Leydig cells — R. Venkatesh and A. Jagannadha Rao 451-456
Use of androgens for contraception in men — P. R. K. Reddy 456-458
Pharmacology of antiandrogens and their clinical application — Walter Elger 459-469
Some thoughts on development of chemically based male contraceptives — N. R. Moudgal and R. Suresh 470-474
March 10, 1995

In this issue 479
CORRESPONDENCE
The proposal for a National Science University—More comments — N. L. Mohan, P. N. Shankar, M. V. R. Rao, Vikram Soni, M. S. Rangachari, G. Rangan, A. K. Srivastava 481-485
A layman's views on 'Science in India' — Mrs. S. John 485-486
Not so current — M. S. Hegde 486-487
Keep it up — P. N. Shankar 487
NEWS
Report on the Third National Meet of CD-ROM/Online users NICLAI, CLRI, Madras, August 9-10, 1994 — S. Subba Rao 487
RESEARCH NEWS
New roles for RNA — K. K. Narayanan 488-490
OPINION
Genetic resource mapping and fisheries management — B. K. Padhi and R. K. Mandal 490-493
Endemic, rare and threatened flowering plants of South India — R. J. Ranjit daniels, N. Anil Kumar and M. Jayanthi 493-495
COMMMENTARY
Marine pollution in India: An emerging problem — G. P. Glasby and G. S. Roonwal 495-497
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Localized chaos on periodic orbits — R. Singh, V. M. Maru and P. S. Moharir 497-500
GC-MS evidence of dimethyl isocyanurate and 2,4-dione in the blood of Bhopal victims — A. K. Saraf, G. J. Rao and Heeresh Chandra 500-501
The oil of Parkia roxburghii G. Don, a potential insecticide — J. S. Salam, M. S. Khuman and M. P. Singh 502
GENERAL ARTICLE
Is there a future for high-energy physics — G. Rajasekaran 503-506
REVIEW ARTICLES
Bioregulation of starch accumulation in developing seeds — Sukhdev S. Bhullar 507-516
Enhancer trap technique — A novel tool for identification and developmental characterization of Drosophila genes — A. Singh 517-525
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
First-order hyperpolarizabilities and pKa of weak organic acids in protic solvents are lineraly related — Paresh Chandra Ray and Puspendu Kumar Das 526-528
Intranasally delivered microdoses of bromocriptine ( BCR) effectively reduced serum prolactin levels in hyperprolactinaemic patients
528-531
Plasticity of Z-DNA as observed in the crystal structures of non-self-complementary hexanucleotides — C. Sadasivan and N. Gautham
531-537
Damage and repair of DNA of human epidermoid carcinoma cells X-irradiated in the presence of chlorpromazine — P. Karnakar, U. B. Dasgupta and R. K. Poddar
537-539
Gibberellic-acid-induced changes in α-amylase activity of barley seeds and their reversal by chlorflurenol — Thomas Mathew
539-541
Plant generation from protoplasts of scented indica rice using heterologous feeder system — J. N. Gupta, G. S. Cheema, Ravinder Kaur and H. S. Dhailwal
541-543
Influence of light on somatic embryogenesis in hypocotyls of Albizzia lebbeck — Kavitha Baweja, Jitendra P. Khurana and Paramjit Gharyal-Khurana
544-546
Sachet technique — an efficient method for the acclimatization of micropropagated grapes (Vitis vinifera L.) — M. B. Ravindra and Pious Thomas
546-548
Pathogenic myxosporean infection in the early fry of Indian major carp, Catla catla — C. V. Mohan and K. M. Shankar
548-551

Anaerobes in the digestive tract of wood-eating grup Acanthophorus sp. —K. Sara Parwin Banu and K. Ramasamy

551-552
Possible indicators of neotectonic activity near Bhimunipatnam coast, Andhra Pradesh — Srinivas Madabhushi
552-555
BOOK REVIEWS

Pharmacopoeias and Formularies, — P. Gundu Rao
556
Tertiary Chronostratigraphic Units and Sea level Changes (Kutch and East Coast Basins, India) — S. B. Bhatia
557-558
ACADEMY NEWS

Indian Academy of Sciences elects new fellows — 1994
559- 563
March 25, 1995

In this issue
567
CORRESPONDENCE

Science in India: Vision and Reality — S. B. Kabiraj
569-570
NEWS

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research — A tribute to the architect of modern Indian Science — N. Mukunda
570-572
COMMENTARY

India 2015: A strategic perspective — K. Sundarji
572-575
State of Indian R&D in a competitive world — D. Mukesh and S. Bhaduri
575-578
Decline of blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) in an insular nature reserve: The Guindy National Park, Madras — T. R. Shankar Raman, R. K. G. Menon and R. Sukumar
578-580
Learning lessons from Israel — Nani A. Palkhivala
580-581
OPINION

Should Israel manage Gujarat's waters? — S. K. Gupta and P. Sharma

582-584
Application of biotechnology to medicine in India—A concern — G. Padmanaban
584-585
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Deproteinized leaf juice — A novel medium for rhizogenesis in vitro — E. Sreenivasan, S. S. Pathak and R. N. Joshi
586
Two simple non-enzymatic procedures to isolate high molecular weight DNA from fungi — Shaik Yazdani Basha and P. Palanivelu
587-588
The recent rise of the river bed near Mohand, Western Uttar Pradesh — V. C. Thakur, Dinesh Sati, Piyoosh Rautela, K. S. Bist, B. S. Rawat and B. K. Choudhuri
588-590
A critical appraisal of the type locality of a rare palm from Kumaon Himalaya, India — T. S. Rana, Tariq Husain and R. R. Rao
590-592
White tigers need more water — Sharat K. Palita, Saroj K. Pattnaik and Ajay K. Patra
592
TECHNICAL NOTES

Indigenous commerical R&D in advanced ceramics — Retrospect and prospect — V. C. S. Prasad
593-598
GENERAL ARTICLES

Discovery of top quark at Fermilab — Abhijit Kshirsagar
599-604
The ultimate constituents of matter — K. V. L. Sarma
605-610
REVIEW ARTICLE

Monoclonal antibodies in the study of architecture of plant viruses — R. Kekuda, S.Sundareshan, A. Karande and H. S. Savithri 611-617
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Influence of chlestrol enrichment under in vivo and in vitro conditions on aggreation and deformability of erythrocytes-A comparative study — M. Kumaravel, S. P. Kasthurirangen and Megha Singh
618-626
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Selection rules for quasilattices — Arvind Sinha, P. Ramachandrarao and G. V. Sastry
627-631

Application of drag-reducing polymers in agriculture — R. P. Singh, J. Singh,

S. R. Deshmukh, D. Kumar and A. Kumar

631-640
Neodymium monazite from the Gajularega cordierite gneisses, Eastern Ghats, India — P. V. Ramesh Kumar and K. K. V. S. Raju
641-643
Global methane emission from rice-paddies: Excellent methodology but poor extrapolation — Suresh K. Sinha
643-646

A low cost strategy for in vitro propogation of banana — T. R. Ganapati,

J. S. S. Mohan, P. Suprasanna, V. A. Bapat and P. S. Rao

646-650

Plants regenerated from protoplasts of sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) —

J. N. Gupta, Ravinder Kaur and G. S. Cheema

650-653
'Punarnavine' profile in the regenerated roots of Boerhaavia diffusa L. from leaf segments — Neeta Shrivastava and M. A. Padhya
653-656
BOOK REVIEWS

Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology 1994 — Devaki Bhaya and Prasanna Mohanty 657-658
Patterning of Material Layers in Submicron Lithography — Ishwar Chandra
658-659
Recent Developments in Biofouling Control — K. A. Natarajan
659
April 10, 1995

In this issue
667-668
CORRESPONDENCE

Globalizing Indian Science — Rustum Roy
669
Solar eclipse — Narender K. Sehgal
669
NEWS

Annual Day of the Inter-University Consortium for Department of Atomic Energy Facilities — R. Srinivasan
670-671
Indian initiative in liquid crystal research — N. Vittal
671-672
Dedication of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
672-673
Cross examinations: DNA fingerprinting conference traces an impressive record — Durgadas P. Kasbekar
674-676
RESEARCH NEWS

Complex domestic conflicts in a bird family — Raghavendra Gadagkar and H. S. Arathi
676-677
OPINION

University science education: Who funds? — Malti Goel
677-680
Are patterns a rule in nature? — K. N. Ganeshaiah
680-683
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Comments on 'Jasra-ultramafic-mafic-alkaline complex: A new find in the Shillong Plateau, Northeastern India' — N. C. Pant
683-684
A note on the Megalithic cultural remains from the cist burials at Arippa in Kollam District of Kerala, South India — P. Rajendran and G. L. Badam
684-686
GENERAL ARTICLE

Growth of capabilities of India's launch vehicles — S. C. Gupta
687-691
REVIEW ARTICLES

Thiol/disulphide exchange reaction: A key regulatory process in biological systems — Amitabha Chaudhuri
692-698
Mechanism-based enzyme inactivators in rational drug discovery: Curing diseases with biochemical Trojan Horse reagents — A. Nangia and P. S. Chandrakala
699-714
Manufacture of liposomes: A review — Ramchandra M. Watwe and Jayesh R. Bellare
715-724
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Nucleotide sequence and expression in E. coli of the sequence specific RNA binding nonstructural protein NSP3 of a G2 serotype human rotavirus — C. Durga Rao, Bhargavi S. Rao and Krishne Gowda
725-731
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Reactions of N-benzylethanolamine over zeolites — R. B. C. Pillai
732-734
Production of singlet oxygen by sanguinarine and berberine —M. Maiti and Amala Chatterjee
734-736

Turbulent drag reduction by polymer-based mixtures and graft copolymers —

R. P. Singh

736-739
Trenching in the Koyna area — P. Talwani and L. K. Kshirsagar
739-742
Tree water relations along the vegetational gradient in the Himalayas — Donald B. Zobel and S. P. Singh
742-745
Impact of fire on a dry deciduous forest in the Bandipur National Park, southern India: Preliminary assessment and implications for management — J. P. Puyravaud, D. Shridhar, A. Gaulier, S. Aravajy and S. Ramalingam
745-751
Movement of 32P in sunflower plants inoculated with single and dual inocula of VAM fungi — V. S. Mehrotra, U. Baijal, S. D. Mishra, D. P. Pandey and T. Mathews
751-754
Somatic tissues leading to embryogenesis in cumin — Anju Dave and Amla Batra
754-755

Fertile plants regenerated from mesophyll protoplasts of cold-tolerant rice —

J. N. Gupta and S. N. Gupta

755-761
In vitro micropropagation of scented geranium (Pelargonium graveolens L. Her. ex Ait: syn P. roseum willd) — G. Satyakala, M. Muralidhar Rao and G. Lakshmi Sita

762-765
River water contaminated with paper mill effluent induces micronuclei in peripheral erythrocytes of fish — A. P. Tripathy and R. K. Das
766-767
BOOK REVIEW

Peptides: Design, Synthesis and Biological Activity — P. Balaram
768
April 25, 1995

In this issue
771
CORRESPONDENCE

Yellapragada SubbaRow centenary year (1895-1995): The issue of multiple centenaries? — V. Sitaramam
773
An approach to tackling fluoride problem in drinking water — S. K. Gupta and
P. Sharma

774
NEWS

Novel ferroelectrics
775-776
RESEARCH NEWS

Kauzman(n)ia — Binny J. Cherayil
777
Replacement of nickel in electroplating processes and surface strengthening of aluminium by laser treatment — V. Lakshminarayanan
778-779
OPINION

Dynamics of the psychology of the Ph D students and the question of what to do with them — V. Sitaramam
779-783
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Antioxidants: Helpful or harmful? — Madhusudan G. Soni
783-784
On the occurrence of ostracod species from the Kallankurchchi Formation of Ariyalur Group, Tamil Nadu — U. B. Mallikarjuna
784-786
Comments on 'Value addition: A threat to Calophyllum species' — V. M. Meher Homji
R. J. Ranjit Daniels and Vishwanath Patil
786-787
Comments on 'Melanophore indexing: A quick bioassay technique for detection of heavy metal toxicity — M. Ovais, T. K. Banerjee and D. Mukherjee
787-788
GENERAL ARTICLES

The reign of technology in contemporary medicine — M. S. Valiathan
789-793
Mathematics and statistics of aging — Jayant V. Deshpande
794-800
Antiquity of the plant kingdom and molecular world — Arun Kumar Sharma
801-806
REVIEW ARTICLE

Androgen receptor and the mechanism of androgen action — M. K. Thakur
806-812
RESEARCH ARTICLES

Wollastonite from calc-silicates of the Kerala Khondalite belt, southern India: Changing fluid regimes during deep crustal metamorphism — M. Satish Kumar,
M. Santosh and M. Yoshida
813-818
Molecular modelling of N-terminal region of human cardiac myosin light chain 2 induced during cardiac hypertrophy — K. Kannan, G. Jegadeesh Babu, K. Veluraja and
C. Rajamanickam
819-825
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Uranium and thorium abundances in some graphite-bearing Precambrian rocks of India and implications — U. K. Pandey and P. Krishnamurthy
826-828
Discovery of microvertebrates from the Pleistocene deposits of the Central Narmada Valley, India — Rajeev Patnaik, G. L. Badam and Vijay Sathe
828-830
Daytime measurements of optical auroral emissions from Antarctica — R. Sridharan,
D. Pallam Raju, R. Narayanan, N. K. Modi, B. H. Subbaraya and R. Raghavarao
830-834
Complexation and interaction modelling in a thorium (IV)-mycobacterial siderophore system — H. J. MacCordick, O. Wendling and M. S. Antony
834-836
Partial unfolding of lactate dehydrogenase in presence of low concentrations of guanidium chloride — Abhikit Chakrabarti, Subrata Chattopadhyay and Chanchal 836-839
Analysis of fall in serum ferritin after chelation of iron with Deferiprone in thalassaemi and haemoglobin E thalassaemia — D. Adhikari, T. Basu Roy, S. Chandra and S. K. Adhikari
839-840
Occurrence of superficial and cutaneous mycotic infections at Rourkela, Orissa —
S. Das, P. Swain and B. K. Choudhury
840-843
Studies on structure and organization of calcium carbonate deposits in algae — Vijaya Kerkar and A. D. Untawale
843-845
Acute toxicity of ammonium sulphate to the air-breathing organ of the live fish Heteropneustes (=Saccobranchus) fossilis — V. I. Paul and T. K. Banerjee
845-849
BOOK REVIEWS

Disaster Management Societal Vulnerbility to Natural Calamities and Manmade Disasters - Preparedness and Response — G. Thyagarajan
850
Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds — Principles and Applications — R. Balaji Rao
850
Global networks computers and conservationist an obituary of Prof. A. Abraham by A. Pushpangadan
850-851
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES

From Eduard Suess to Emile Argand: Reflections on Tethys and India-Asia tectonics — Rasoul B. Sorkhabi
853-858
May 10, 1995

In this issue
863
CORRESPONDENCE

The character of science in India: Then and now — D. Lal
865-867
University education in India — V. Siddhartha
868
Assessment of research of major institutions in engineering during 1987-1989 —
G. Prathap
869
NEWS

A brief note on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons: Need to redefine agenda —
Vivek Monteiro and Spenta Wadia
870-871
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Tea-A strong antioxidant — Yamini B. Tripathi, Savita Chaurasia, Mukta Sharma, Savita Shukla, Ved Prakash Singh and Pratibha Tripathi
871-872
A Cretaceous belemnoid from Palar basin, southern India — P. Kumaraguru, P. S. Rao and K. Ayyasami
872-873
RESEARCH NEWS

'i's right ! — N. Gautham
873-875
GENERAL ARTICLES

Does a hole squeal: Quantum black holes and information loss — N. Panchapakesan
876-883
New routes for the synthesis of organometallic reagents — Mariappan Periasamy
883-885
Bamboos - Some newer perspectives — C. K. John, Rajani S. Nadgauda and
A. F. Mascarenhas
885-896
The structure of Raga music—Part I: Swara and Tala Part II: Forms, Instruments and aesthetics — Raja Ramanna
897-916
REVIEW ARTICLE

Neural network models for spatio-temporal associative memory — G. Athithan
917-929
RESEARCH ARTICLES

Overexpression of particulate phosphofructokinase in yeast by PFK2 — Z. Lobo,
I. P. Sur and P. K. Maitra
929-935
Morphology and glacier dynamics studies in monsoon-arid transition zone: An example from Chhota Shigri galcier, Himachal-Himalaya, India — D. P. Dobhal, Surendar kumar and A. K. Mundepi
936-944
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

A calculable quantum capacitance — N. Kumar
945-946
Lyapunov exponents and predictability of the tropical coupled ocean-atmosphere system — A. Anantha Raman, B. N. Goswami and A. Chandrasekar
946-950
Possibility of usage of return maps to predict dynamical behaviour of lakes: Hypothetical approach — B. S. Daya Sagar and B. S. Prakasa Rao
950-954
Petrogenesis and tectonic setting of Malani rhyolites: Evidence by trace elements and oxygen isotope composition — A. Maheshwari, M. Coltorti and A. N. Sial
954-956
An alkaline lamprophyre (Camptonite) from Ravipadu, Prakasam province, Andhra Pradesh, India — J. Ratnakar, K. Vijaya Kumar, D. V. Rama Krishna and V. Nagsai Sharma
956-960
Superoxide dismutase determination by oxygen electrode — R. Trivedi, S. Sarkar, Poonam Yadav, D. Bhatnagar and R. Bhardwaj
960-962
Growth, nodulation, stem anatomy and nitrogen content of Sesbania rostrata grown in different salinity levels — D. C. Joshua, Saradha Ramani and M. S. Shaikh
963-967
Restriction site polymorphism in mitochondrial DNA of Indian major carps India —
S. B. Paul and A. Gupta
967-969
BOOK REVIEWS

Annual Review of Nutrition 1994, reviewed by Mahtab S. Bamji
970
Computational Methods for Partial Differential Equations, reviewed by K. Sangeeta
971
The structure of Music in Raga and western systems, reviewed by R. Srinivasan
971-972
May 25, 1995

In this issue
979
Editorial
981-982
CORRESPONDENCE

Plagiarism ?— V. Siddhartha - Responses, S. K. Dhar, R. Vijayaraghavan
982-983
Indian science slows down — G. Prathap
983-984
On Current Science — P. K. Gupta
984
NEWS

Report on DAE Solid-State Physics Symposium, 1994 — K. R. Rao
984-987
The 1994 Goldschmidt Conference, Edinburgh — C. Leelanandam
987-990
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Geochemical basis of tropical endomuocardial fibrosis — J. T. Eapen, P. V. Sukumaran
990-991
Oil degrading marine bacteria Two isolates from Bay Island, Andamans —
B. R. Shome, Rajeswari Shome and A. K. Bandyopadhyay
992
Possible ultrasonic receptor on bat-fly Mystacinobia zealandica — Sudip Dey

992-994
Zinc therapy? — Dipankar Chatterji and Meera Patturajan
994-996
Reduction of liver foliates in gossypol-treated rats — N. Giridharan and N. Lakshmaiah
996-997
COMMENTARY

HBV: Have we found the ultimate answer? — S. P. Thyagarajan
997-1000
On the decline and fall of academic empires — P. C. Sarkar
1001-1002
GENERAL ARTICLES

Microscopy and interferometry with an atomic-size electron source — M. P. Silverman
1003-1009
Nonlinear optical properties of porphyrins — M. Ravikanth and G. Ravindra Kumar
1010-1017
REVIEW ARTICLE

Metallocarbohedrenes: A new class of molecular clusters with cage structure —
T. Pradeep and P. T. Manoharan
1017-1026
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Correlating more than two particles in quantum mechanics — F. Laloe
1026-1035
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Chromiferous chamosite from Pokphur magnetic body, Nagaland, India —
B. K. Mohapatra, P. C. Rath and R. K. Sahoo

1036-1039
Cryptic genes: Are directed mutations always beneficial? — Milind G. Watve, Anuradha A. Palkar, Sheetal S. Mehendale and Neelima M. Deshpande
1039-1043
Identification of cytoplasm-induced male sterility in sesame through wide hybridization — A. J. Prabakaran, S. R. Sree Rangasamy and R. S. Ramalingam
1044-1047
Is there dimorphism for style lengths in monoecious figs ? — Prarthana Kathuria,
K. N. Ganeshaiah, R. Uma Shankar and R. Vasudeva
1047-1050
Uptake and tissue distribution of cadmium in albino rat after oral exposure to cadmium-contaminated edible mushroom and its effect on blood — A. K. Mitra, R. P. Purkayastha, N. B. Chatterjee and B. Bhattacharyya
1050-1053
Effect of vincristine of Leydig cell and accessory reproductive organs — M. A. Akbarsha, Abraham Stanley and H. I. Averal
1053-1057
BOOK REVIEWS


The private science of Louis Pasteur, reviewed by S. N. Balasubrahmanyam
1058-1061
New aspects in interpolation and completion problems, reviewed by Rajendra Bhatia
1061-1062
Constructive dissent: A case study in science and technology policymaking. Lost at the frontier, reviewed by R. Parthasarathy
1063-1064
Stereochemistry of Organic Compounds — Principles and applications, reviewed by
R. Balaji Rao
1064-1065
PERSONAL NEWS

Professor G. W. Series - An obituary — B. P. Kibble
1066-1067
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES

Sir J. C. Ghosh-A pioneer in photochemical photobiological researches — K. K. Rohatgi Mukherjee
1068-1072
GENERALIA

Profiles in research — C. N. R. Rao
1073-1076
June 10, 1995

In this issue
1079
CORRESPONDENCE

Saha and Raman — D. N. Bose
1081
Altruism of selfish DNA and evolution — R. L. Brahmachary
1081
NEWS

Flashes and bursts—Mysterious happenings in the sky — S. Ramaseshan
1082
New appointments
1083
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Comments on 'Endemic, rare and threatened flowering plants of South India' —
V. M. Meher Homji
1083-1084
Fluctuating sexual characters in Drosophila pseudoobscura from Colombia —
H. A. Campos and H. F. Hoenigsberg
1084
OPINION

Immunodiagnostics—Unfulfilled promises and needs — P. N. Tandon
1085-1086
GENERAL ARTICLE

Condensed matter at ultra high pressures — B. K. Godwal
1087-1095
REVIEW ARTICLE

p53: The molecular guardian of cell cycle — Anu Gupta and Jarnail Singh
1096-1103
RESEARCH ARTICLES

A PC-based operational storm surge prediction system for disaster management in coastal India — S. K. Dube and Vinod K. Gaur
1103-1113
Differential rates of seed abortion among trees of Dalbergia sissoo: Role of post-dispersal sibling competition — B. Mohan Raju, R. Uma Shankar and K. N. Ganeshaiah
1114-1118
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

A new class of nonlinear optical materials based on push-pull quinonoid molecules —
M. Ravi, D. Narayana Rao, Shumuel Cohen, Isreel Agranat and T. P. Radhakrishnan
1119-1123
Transcroptional expression of LDL receptor gene in aortic atherosclerotic lesions induced by cholesterol-rich diet — Anu Gupta, Uma Mehta, R. S. Kukreja and D. Kaul
1124-1125
A polyurethane-polyvinylpyrrolidone interpenetrating polymer network for mammalian cell encapsulation — Prabha D. Nair
1126-1129
Fractal relation of perimeter to the water body area — B. S. Daya Sagar and
B. S. Prakasa Rao
1129-1130
Effect of glutaraldehyde on sulphide production and sulphate reduction by sulphate
-reducing bacteria — T. M. Vatsala and R. A. Mah

1131-1133
Radiocarbon dates of sediment cores from inner continental shelf off Taingapatnam, southwest coast of India — A. R. Nambiar and G. Rajagopalan 1133-1137
Effective utilization geomorphology in uranium exploration: A success story from Meghalaya, northeast India — R. Mamallan, A. B. Awati, S. N. Kak and K. R. Gupta 1137-1140
Monitoring functional property of the transgene through rapid amplification of cDNA ends in indica rice transformants — D. Basu, S. Das, P. Nayak and S. K. Sen
1140-1144
Changes in nitrate reductase and glutamine synthetase activities in Ziziphus mauritiana by different VAM fungi — Nishi Mathur and Anil Vyas
1144-1146
BOOK REVIEWS

Perspectives in Theoretical Nuclear Physics, reviewed by J. Pasupathy
1147
Annual Review of Immunology 1994, reviewed by R. Manjunath
1147-1148
Volcanism, reviewed by M. Ramakrishnan
1148-1149
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES

Professor S. K. Mitra—His pioneering work on radio science — S. N. Ghosh and Atanu Ghosh
1150-1159
ERRATA

Morphology and glacier dynamics studies in monsoon-arid transition zone: An example from Chhota Shigri glacier, Himachal-Himalaya, India — D. P. Dobhal, Surendar Kumar and A. K. Mundepi
1095
Stereochemistry of Organic compounds—Principles and Applications, reviewed by
R. Balaji Rao
1095
June 25, 1995

In this issue
1163
Editors' note
1164
CORRESPONDENCE

Want more, not less — M. G. Narasimhan
1165
Neglected science — R. L. Brahmachary
1165
More comments on the NSU and related matters — Gautam R. Desiraju
1165
NEWS

Promoting physics education: The Orissa example — Lambodar P. Singh
1166-1167
COMMENTARY

Industrial research and Indian industry — S. M. Datta
1167-1170
India's emergence as a global R&D platform: The new challenges and opportunities —
R. A. Mashelkar

1170-1177
Global 'hotspots' of biodiversity — Sudipto Chatterjee
1178-1179
RESEARCH NEWS
Can animals count? — Raghavendra Gadagkar 1180-1182
SPECIAL SECTION
NSU: An experimental unlikely to succeed — Y. P. Joshi 1182-1186
The National Science University and the politics of science in India — S. R. Valluri 1186-1189
National Science University: A rejoiner — P. N. Srivastava 1190-1191
National Science University: Final Report 1191-1198
GENERAL ARTICLES
The devastating earthquake in kobe — Tamao Sato 1199-1205
Kobe earthquake: An urban disaster — Paul Somerville 1205-1208
Climate change studies: Need for a refocusing — S. M. Kulshrestha 1208-1213
REVIEW ARTICLES
Genetic approaches to study of anaesthesia — Bashir A. Mir and K. S. Krishnan 1214-1221
Magnesium deficiency and the cardiovascular system — K. Shivakumar 1221-1226
RESEARCH ARTICLES
Model calculations of competing climatic effects of so2 and co2 in fossil fuel combustion — M. Rajeevan, K. C. Sinha Ray and H. N. Srivastava 1226-1231
Magnetic polarity stratigraphy of the Pinjor Formation (Upper Siwalik) near Pinjore, Haryana — A. Ranga Rao, A. C. Nanda, U. N. Sharma and M. S. Bhalla 1231-1236
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Bispectra of a tropical coupled ocean-atmosphere system — M. Biswas,

A. Chandrasekar and B. N. Goswami

1236-1243
Hepatoprotection by Phyllanthus amarus and Phyllanthus debilis in CCl4 induced liver dysfunction — R. T. Sane, V. V. Kuber, Mary S. Chalissery and S. Menon 1243-1246
Increase in size of the gland is not always associated with increased secretion: An evidence from the larval salivary glands of Drosophila — N. Shivanna and S. R. Ramesh 1246-1249
Determinants of fertility in rural Karnataka — R. L. Patil 1250-1253
BOOK REVIEWS
The Quantum theory of Motion, reviewed by N. Mukunda 1254-1255
Dirac and Feynman - Pioneers in Quantum Mechanics, reviewed by U. Balakrishnan 1255-1256
Renewable Energy: Sources for Fuels and Electricity, reviewed by C. L. Gupta 1256-1259
GENERALIA
The 'Indian scientist': Some reflections — Swadesh M. Mahajan and E. C. G. Sudarshan 1260-1266