January 10, 1996

In this issue 3-4
EDITORIAL
Coping with liberalization 5-6
CORRESPONDENCE
Top-scorers need not be the best brains — C. K. John 7
Science in India—Vision and reality — B. R. Sant 8
University science education: Need for a national agenda — Rana Pratap Singh 8-9
Intellectual property rights and biological resources — Ashish kothari; reply by Madhav Gadgil and Preston Devasia 9-10
NEWS
Report on 'Global analysis, interpretation and modelling (GAIM) science conference' — C. P. Geevan 10-11
COMMENTARY
India's manganese nodule mine site in the Central Indian Ocean — V. K. Banakar 11-13
RESEARCH NEWS
Synthesis of cyclotrigermenes-Carbon not alone in forming a three membered unsaturated ring — S. S. Krishnamurthy 13-14
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
'Albino' mutation in rice bacterial blight pathogen — J. C. Durgapal 15
Strain improvement of hydrocarbonoclastic bacterial isolates from mangals of Andaman — B. R. Shome, Rajeswari Shome and A. K. Bandyopadhyay 15-18
A low-cost culture vessel for in vitro culture of plants — P. Sathiyamoorthy and S. Shanmugasundaram 18-19
Comments on 'A critical appraisal of the type locality of a rare palm from Kumaon Himalaya, India' — A. R. Kulkarni and B. S. Pawar; reply by T. S. Rana 19-20
GENERAL ARTICLES

Plutonium and thorium in the Indian nuclear programme — R. Chidambaram and

C. Ganguly

21-35
Documenting diversity: An experiment — Madhav Gadgil 36-44
REVIEW ARTICLE
Microsatellites in plants: A new class of molecular markers — P. K. Gupta, H. S. Balyan, P. C. Sharma and B. Ramesh 45-54
RESEARCH ARTICLES

A novel method for mapping assembled epitopes in batches: Identification of three epitopes at the receptor binding region of human chorionic gonadotropin —G. S. Murty and N. Venkatesh

55-62
Genome homologies among geminiviruses infecting Vigna, cassava, Acalypha, Croton and Vernonia — R. Vanitha Rani, A. S. Karthikeyan, S. Anuradha and K. Veluthambi 63-69
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Partially oxidized ferrocenyl complexes for nonlinear optics — K. Alagesan, Paresh Chandra Ray, Puspendu Kumar Das and Ashoka G. Samuelson 69-71
Occurrence of fluoride in the groundwaters and its impact in Peddavankahalla basin, Bellary District, Karnataka—A preliminary study — B. K. Wodeyar and G. Sreenivasan 71-74
Australasian microtektites from the Central Indian Basin: Implications for ejecta distribution patterns — M. Shyam Prasad and M. Sudhakar 74-77
An efficient method of isolating mitochondrial and chloroplast DNA from higher plants — Weiqi Li, D. Z. Skinner and George H. Liang 78-80
Antitumour activity of ammoranin from Amoora rohituka stem bark — T. Rabi 80-81
Flowering process in generative buds of woody perennials: An experimental approach — Rajiv Angrish and K. K. Dhir 81-84
Induction of hairy roots in tea (Camellia sinensis L.) using Agrobacterium rhizognes — M. Zehra, S. Banerjee, A. K. Mathur and A. K. Kukreja 84-86
A study on mechanism of phyllody disease resistance in Sesamum alatum Thonn — M. Parnai, K. N. Singh, S. R. Sree Rangasamy and R. S. Ramalingam 86-89
BOOK REVIEWS
Infinity and Mind — A. N. Mitra 90-91
Conversations on Mind, Matter and Mathematics — N. Mukunda 91-92
Annual Review of Physiology 1995 —S. K. Sikdar 92-94
India and Antarctica during the Precambrian — M. Ramakrishnan 94
PERSONAL NEWS
A profile of Chandra — G. Srinivasan 95-101
S. Chandrasekar: A personal portrait — Abhay Ashtekar 102-103
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES
S. Chandrasekhar and C. V. Raman—Some letters — S. Ramaseshan 104-107
January 25, 1996

In this issue 111
CORRESPONDENCE
Total solar eclipse of 24 October 1995 — Mukund A. Kulkarni 113
Science in India — Oommen Abraham 113-114
An alternative view to global vision of Indian R & D — S. C. Tiwari 114-115
RESEARCH NEWS
Evidence for Avian mafia! — Raghavendra Gadagkar and Miling Kolatkar 115-117
COMMENTARY
On the threshold of 1996-Molecular biology comes of age in India, will Biotechnology follow? — V. Ramalingaswami 118
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Nitrogen fixation at night in nature — N. Anand and V. S. R. Murugesan 119-120
Occurrence of Actinoporella cretacica Raineri, an echinoderm from the Bagh beds, Dhar area, Central India — B. N. Jha, S. Kumar and P. K. Maithy 120-122
Comments on 'Single-ion activities by a solid ion transmitter bridge and a reference electrode without liquid junction' — K. Vijayamohanan; Response by S. Parthasarathy and K. Ramya 122-124
GENERAL ARTICLES
On the work of P-L. Lions — M. Vanninathan 125-135
Viewing solar mysteries from space — Bhola N. Dwivedi 135-142
REVIEW ARTICLE
Understanding inverse correlation between the levels of class I Major histocompatibility antigens on tumour cells and their susceptibility to lysis by natural killer cells: Evidence of competition expreiments — Rajiv K. Saxena 143-146
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Characterization of local isolate of Bombyx mori nuclear polyhedrosia virus — Vikas B. Palhan and Karumathil P. Gopinathan 147-153
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Methane emission in irrigated rice soils of Punjab — A. K. Bhat and V. Beri 154-155
Layering of the Earth's crust and upper mantle-An evidence from gravity anomalies over India — H. V. Ram Babu 155-157
Quaternary palaeolakes in Kumaun Lesser Himalaya: Fomds of neotectonic and plaeoclimatic significance — K. S. Valdiya, B. S. Kotlia, P. D. Pant, Manik Shah, Nidhi Mungali, Sunita Tewari, Nalin Sah and Moulishree Upreti 157-161
Characterization of immunogenic components of Hyalomma anatolicum - the vector tick of bvine tropical theileriosis — Anu Parmar and A. S. Grewal 161-164
Brugia malayi in Indian leaf monkey (Preshytis entellus) - Response to repeated exposures of infective larvae — K. Tyagi, P. K. Murthy and R. K. Chatterjee 164-167
BOOK REVIEWS
Newton versus Einstein: How matter interacts with matter — D. Sahoo 168-169
Science for a polite society — Anju Sharma 169-170
Quantification and the Quest for Medical Certainty — V. Sitaramam 170-171
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES-A SPEICAL SECTION ON J. C. BOSE  
The centennial of the discovery of millimetre waves by Jagadis Chandra Bose — S. Ramaseshan 172-175
On polarization of electric rays by double-refracting crystals — J. C. Bose 176-178
The rotation of plane of polarization of electric waves by a twisted structure — J. C. Bose 178-180
GENERALIA
Relevance of values to science: The sublime and the ridiculous — K. Srinivasa Rao 181-184
February 10, 1996

In this issue 195
CORRESPONDENCE
Scientific (con)fusion! — Rajendra Dobhal 197
Physical chemistry teaching — A. K. Rakshit 197
The Himalayan fossil fraud and its aftermath — S. V. Srikantia 198
Vedic mathematics — M. S. Rangachari, C. S. Yogananda 198-199
RESEARCH NEWS
Crucial role of the landscape 'matrix' in determining biodiversity wintin fragmented habitats — Mellkamal Rastogi 199-200
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Variability in miniplasmids of Xanthomonas comapestris pv. malvacearum — I. K. Das and J. P. Verma 200-202
Efficient regeneration of Taxus baccata by a non-hormonal chemical treatment — A,. K. Singh, R. C. Gupta, S. S. Gahalain and G. C. Joshi 202
Carotid labyrinth, a constant blood pressure regulator of the crebro-retinal blood flow of catfishes-An SEM study of the corrosion vascular replica — J. Ojha 203-204
GENERAL ARTICLES
Making forestry in India sustainable — T. N. Khoshoo 205-214
Molecular messengers in insect biocommunication: Modality and relevance in biological control — T. N. Ananthakrishnan 215-218
RESEARCH ACCOUNT
Recent advances in the chemistry of water-soluble phosphines-Catalytic and biomedical aspects — Kattesh V. Katti 219-225
REVIEW ARTICLE
Role of brain renin-angiotensin system in the regulation of cerebral circulation and ischaemia — D. S. Reddy and K. Chopra 226-231
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
A spectacular pressure-induced electronic transition in KTb(Moo4) — A. Jayaraman, S. Y. Wang, S. K. Sharma and S. W. Cheong 232-234
Observation of negative remanence in an organic ferromagnet — S. A. Chavan, J. V. Yakhmi, R. Ganguly and V. K. Jain 234-237
Candidate live oral cholera vaccine strains produce a new cholera toxin — D. V. Singh, Anjali Tikoo and S. C. Sanyal 237-238
Deforamtion tectonics of the diffuse Indo-Australian plate boundary using centroid moment tensor data — N. Purnachandra Rao and M. Ravi Kumar 238-242
Influence of disturbance on fine root biomass and productivity in two deciduous forests of Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu — S. M. Sundarapandian, S. Chandrasekarn and P. S. Swamy 242-246
Contrasting ultrastructures in the eggshells of live ridley turtles, Lepidochelys olivacea, from Gahirmatha, Orissa — G. Sahoo, B. K. Mohapatra, R. K. Sahoo and P. Mohanti-Hejmadi 246-249
BOOK REVIEWS
Green Business Opportunities — N. V. Joshi 250
Paleobotany: Plants of the Past, their Evolution, Paleoenvironment and Application in Exploration of fossil fuels — Hari K. Maheshwari 250-252
Correction
S. Chandrasekhar and C. V. Raman—Some letters — S. Ramaseshan 225
Erratum
Advt: Indian Institute of Tropical meterorology, Pune 225
February 25, 1996

In this issue 255
CORRESPONDENCE
Young scientists scheme — Surendra Ghaskadbi 257
Crisis in Indian science — K. D. Abhyankar 257
Coping with liberalization — Hermann Bondi 258
Census of India's biodiversity — P. K. Gupta, T. N. Khoshoo 258-259
RESEARCH NEWS
Auto-catalysis as the possible origin of biomolecular chirality — Sosale Chandrasekhar 259-260
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Sugarcane honey - its significance — T. P. Kalpana and C. G. K. Ramanujam 261-262
Differentiation of sclerenchyma fibres in the stem cultures of Cissampelos pareira L. (Menispermacceae) — H. Gokul, D. H. Thejavathi and Syamasundar Joshi 263-264
Comments on 'Fertile plants regenerated from mesophyll protoplasts of cold tolerant rice' — H. S. Gupta; response by J. N. Gupta 264-265
GENERAL ARTICLES
The scientific temper — Hermann Bondi 266-269
Theory of hopping conduction in proteins — A. K. Bakhshi 270-274
REVIEW ARTICLE
Sympathetic neurotransmission: A new biological role for ATP? — R. Manchanda 275-285
RESEARCH ARTICLES
Covariant differentials lead to the design of a novel self-tuning power system stabilizer — D. P. Zen Gupta and Indraneel Sen 285-291
Probable influence of Tehri reservoir load on earthquakes of the Garhwal Himalaya — R. Chander and Kalpna 291-299
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Magnetic properties and remanent magnetization of four stony meteorites — Y. V. Ramana and G. V. S. Poornachandra Rao 300-304
Low-moderate seismicity in the vicinity of Palghat Gap, south India and its implications — C. P. Rajendran and Kusala Rajendran 304-308
Phosphorite concretions in a sediment core from a bathymetric high off Goa, western continental margin of India — Ch. M. Rao and B. Ramalingeswara Rao 308-312
Effect of tetraethylammonium ions and 4-aminopyridine on osmotic stability of Saccharomyces cerevisiae — Sukhdeep Gill, Sham Sunder, Arvinderjit Singh and Balwant Singh 312-313
Comparative studies on the radula teeth of two species of Conus from the Indian coast — Y. D. Ramu, T. Nallathambi and M. K. Mathew 313-316
Visitation patterns of birds and butterflies at a Helicteres isora Linn (Sterculiaceae) clump — V. Santharam 316-319
BOOK REVIEWS
Kinetics and Mechanisms of chemical transformations — S. Aditya 320
Synchrotron radiation crystallography — M. R. N. Murthy 320-321
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES
100 years of radio: 1895-1995-Some reflections — B. S. Sonde 322-325
Publications received 326
March 10, 1996

In this issue 331
CORRESPONDENCE
Importance of herbaria and taxonomists — S. G. Torne 333
Uses of herbaria — V. M. Meher-Homji 333
Animal usage in research — Walter Miale 334-335
Biodiversity information networks — V. Balaji; reply by C. P. Geevan 334
OPINION
What can be done with science education in Indian universities? An attempt at a synthesis — V. Sitaraman and Zuben E. Sauna 335-340
RESEARCH NEWS
Core-satellite hypothesis and the distribution of species: Why are species not found everywhere? — K. N. Ganeshaiah 340-342
IRS-IC 343-346
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Scanning electron microscopic detection of a specialized cuticular structure on the abdominal surface of the maggot of Blepharia zebina (Walk) (Diptera: Tachinidae), parasitizing the larvae of the muga silk moth, Antheraea assamensis — S. Dey and N. Biswas

347-348
Green algae (Oedogonium sp.) and Lemna sp.: The new alternate hosts for Spodoptera litura Fabricius — Deepesh Sharma and V. P. Gargav 348-349
Parasite fauna of fingerlings of Channa spp. used for treatment of asthma patients — R. Madhavi, K. Jhansilakshmibai and Meenakshi Murugesh 350-351
GENERAL ARTICLE
On transfusion medicine — Jaisy Mathai and V. Raman Kutty 352-357
RESEARCH ACCOUNTS
Fracture initiation in ductile metals — P. Rama Rao 358-372
RESEARCH ARTICLES
Taxodioxylon gypsaceum and its botanical affinities — J. Van der Burgh and J. J. F. Meijer 373-378
Evidence for hydrothermal activity in the Andaman Backare Basin — P. S. Rao, K. A. Kamesh Raju, T. Ramprasad, B. Nagender Nath, B. Ramalingeswara Rao, Ch. M. Rao and R. R. Nair 379-385
Palaeoseismic indicators in the rupture zone of the 1993 Killari (Latur) earthquake — C. P. Rajendran, Kusala Rajendran, K. R. Unnikrishnan and Biju John 385-390
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Contribution of mesospheric ozone variability to the diurnal asymmetry in D-region electron density — T. Arunamani, T. S. N. Somayaji and D. N. Madhusudhana Rao 391-393
Watermolds: Potential biological control agents of malaria vector Anopheles culicifacies — G. S. Bisht, Chandra Joshi and R. D. Khulbe 393-395
Effect of heat on crystal size distributions of quartz — Manish A. Mamtani and R. V. Karanth 396-399
Trace and REE signatures in the Maastrichtian Lameta Beds for the initiation of Deccan volcanism before KTB — M. S. Salil and J. P. Shrivastava 399-401
Observations on polychaete genus Sabellaria along the south and west coast of India — R. M. Badve 402-405
Crowding effect on growth and metamorphosis of the frog Microhyta ornata (Dumeril and Bibron) — Madhab C. Dash and Charulatha Dei 406-408
BOOK REVIEWS
Annual review of nuclear and particle science 1994 — J. Pasupathy 409
Annual review of nutrition 1995 — Mahtab S. Bamji 409-410
Organic agriculture — Santhosh Nampy 411
Plant physiology — S. K. Sopory 411-412
Errata
On the use of animals in research and education — Jane Goodall 412
Mushrooms: Beauty, diversity, relevance — C. V. Subramanian 412
March 25, 1996

In this issue 415
CORRESPONDENCE
Nurturing young scientists — A. K. Srivastava 417
Top-scorers need not be the best brains-the other side — P. V. Kulkarni 417
Research strategy and Ayurveda — Yamini B. Tripathi 418
NEWS
Chemical science on Internet — D. Mukesh 418-419
RESEARCH NEWS
How does a fungus know the time of day? — L. Geetha and Raghavendra Gadagkar 419-421
Membrane ion channels: Visualizing the invisible — S. K. Sikdar 422-423
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
The Academy fellowship problem-no quick fixes — V. Balakrishnan 424
Hyphal interaction between Trichoderma koningii and Ustilago segetum tritici through scanning electron microscopy — Goutam Mondal, Rashmi Aggarwal and K. D. Srivastav 425-426
Ecology of forest fires in chir pine (Pinus roxburghii sarg.) forests of Garhwal Himalaya — R. L. Semwal and J. P. Mehta 426-427
GENERAL ARTICLES
Nomenclature, classification and the basis of the Schedules in the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 — Prashanth Mohanraj and K. Veenakumari 428-432
Can expert system simulation techniques support the decision-making tasks of pest management in sericulture — B. V. Naidu, K. Chidananda Gowda and P. Nagabhushan 433-436
Poliomyelitis in Indian children who have received oral poliovaccine: Vaccine failure or low potency ? — H. V. Wyatt 437-440
REVIEW ARTICLE
What makes a cell tick? The A, B and C of the matter — K. Manjula and M. R. S. Rao 441-446
RESEARCH ARTICLE
A novel neural network design for long range prediction of rainfall pattern — Prashant Goswami and Srividya 447-457
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Occurrence of andromonoecious form in bottlegourd, Lagenaria siceraria exhibiting monogenic recessive inheritance — Sheo Pujan Singh, I. B. Maurya and N. K. Singh 458-459
Radioecological aspects of the Kaveri River environment — K. Shaheed, P. Shahul Hameed, S. S. N. Somasundaram, M. A. R. Iyengar 459-462
Significance of the first record of nautiloid from the Upper Cretaceous bagh group of rocks — T. K. Gangopadhyay and K. Halder 462-465
Structural provinces of India based on gravity trends — H. V. Ram Babu 465-467
Effect of abrupt salinity changes on survival of Artemia parthenogenetica — V. Rama Subramanian and N. Munuswamy 467-468
BOOK REVIEW
Wealth from West — S. S. Kalbag 469
ACADEMY NEWS
The Indian Academy of Sciences elects new fellows-1995 470-472
April 10, 1996

In this issue 479
EDITORIAL
Popularizing science — P. Balaram 481
CORRESPONDENCE
Nurturing young scientist: Role of department of science and technology — Parveen Farooqui, B. P. Singh and T. K. Mandal 482-483
Coping with liberalization — P. J. Lavakare, S. John 483-484
Digital library services from public to private sector undertakings — C. N. Raghu 484
COMMENTARY
A tale of two eras: Notes on Himalayan geology — Rasoul B. Sorkhabi 485-488
The role and responsibility of a scientist in the Indian context — Rajaram Nityananda 488-489
NEWS
DAE Solid State Physics symposium—1995 — K. R. Rao 490-492
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Enechelon faults — V. K. K. Kalluraya — Sm. Ramaswamy 492-493
Tapioca-a potential substitue for agar in tissue culture media — Y. L. Nene, V. K. Sheila and J. P. Moss 493-494
SPECIAL SECTION: IRS-IC

Indian remote sensing satellite (IRS)-IC — The beginning of a new era —

K. Kasturirangan, R. Aravamudan, B. L. Deekshatulu, George Joseph and M. G. Chandrasekhar

495-500
Advanced features and specifications of IRS-IC spacecraft — S. Kalyanaraman and R. K. Rajangam 501-509
Cameras for Indian remote sensing satellite IRS-IC — George Joseph, V. S. Iyengar, Ram Rattan, K. Nagachenchaiah, A. S. kiran Kumar, B. V. Aradhye, K. K. Gupta and D. R. M. Samudraiah 510-515
IRS-IC mission planning, analysis and operations — S. K. Shivakumar, K. S. Sarma, N. Natarajan, M. G. Raykar, H. R. Rao, K. V. S. R. Prabhy and N. Ranjan Paramananthan 516-523
TTC network and spacecraft control centre for IRS-IC — K. V. Venkatachary, P. Soma, V. Jalaramaiah, A. Karuppaiayan, N. Sengupta, O. Chiranjeevi and Y. K. Singhal 524-533
Data reception system for IRS-IC — Anil Kumar and T. C. Sarma 534-542
Data processing system of IRS-IC and data quality evaluation — K. Jairam Hebbar, K. L. Majumdar, S. S. Palsule, K. M. M. Rao, J. D. Murthy, V. H. Patel, P. K. Srivastava, B. Lakshmi, V. Vittal Reddy, Francis Xavier, R. Joseph Arokiadas, R. Ramakrishnan, N. S. Parandhaman and D. Kaveri Devi 543-550
IRS-IC data products generation and dissemination — Jairam K. Hebbar, J. Dakshina Murthy, K. M. M. Rao, B. Laxmi, V. Vittal Reddy, R. Joseph Arokiadas, D. Kaveri Devi, D. Chandrashekaran, G. Padma Rani and V. Raghu 551-561
Cartography and terrain mapping using IRS-IC data — P. K. Srivastava, B. Gopala Krishna and K. L. Majumder 562-567
Early results from crop studies using IRS-IC data — R. R. Navalgund, J. S. Parihar, L. Venkataratnam, M. V. Krishna Rao, S. Panigrahy, M. C. Chakraborty, K. R. Hebbar, M. P. Oza, S. A. Sharma, N. Bhagia and V. K. Dadhwal 568-574
IRS-IC applications in land use mapping and planning — D. P. Rao, N. C. Gautam, R. Nagaraja and P. Ram Mohan 575-581
IRS-IC applications for urban planning development — V. Raghavswamy, S. K. Pathan, P. Ram Mohan, R. J. Bhanderi and Padma Priya 582-588
Improved water management: The IRS-IC contribution — S. Thiruvengadachari, S. Jonna, K. A. Hakeem, P. V. Raju, V. Bhanumurthy, G. Srinivasa Rao, P. R. Paul, E. Siva Sankar and A. T. Jeyaseelan 589-599
Use of IRS-IC data in groundwater studies — P. R. Reddy, K. Vinod Kumar and K. Seshadri 600-605
IRS-IC data utilization for forestry applications — P. S. Roy, C. B. S. Dutt, R. N. Jadav B. K. Rangantah, M. S. R. Murthy, B. Gharai, V. Udaya Lakshmi, A. K. Kandya and P. S. Thakker 606-613
IRS-IC applications for coastal zone management — Shailesh Nayak, Prakash Chauhan, H. B. Chauhan, Anjali Bahuguna and A. Narendra Nath 614-623
Use of IRS-IC data for geological and geomorphological studies — D. P. Rao, R. R. Navalgund and Y. V. N. Krishna Murthy 624-628
Enhanced geographic information system application using IRS-IC data potential for urban utility mapping and modelling — K. Radhakrishnan, S. Adiga, Geeta Varadan and P. G. Diwakar 629-637
International marketing of IRS-IC data — David T. Edwards and Tina Cary 638-641
Commercialization of remote sensing - Issues and perspectives — Mukund Rao, V. Jayaraman, K. R. Sridhar Murthy, N. Sampath and M. G. Chandrasekhar 642-647
Future perspectives of remote sensing — M. G. Chandrasekhar, V. Jayaraman and Mukund Rao 648-653
GENERAL ARTICLE
Transgenic plants: some current issues — P. K. Gupta 654-660
RESEARCH ARTICLE
Graphical analysis of DNA sequence structure: III. Indications of evolutionary distinctions and characteristics of introns and exons — A. Nandy 661-668
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Poly(caorikactibe) microspheres as a vaccine carrier — S. R. Jameela, N. Suma, A. Misra, R. Raghuvanshi, S. Ganga and A. Jayakrishnan 669-671
Ratio of intercellular carbon dioxide concentration to stomatal conductance is a reflection of mesophyll efficiency — M. S. Sheshshayee, B. T. Krishna Prasad, K. N. Nataraj, A. G. Shankar, T. G. Prasad and M. Udayakumar 672-675
Regulation of carboxylation by RuBisCO content and its efficiency in sunflower and soybean — B. T. Krishna Prasad, M. S. Sheshshayee, K. N. Nataraj, A. G. Shankar, M. Udayakumar and T. G. Prasad 675-680
BOOK REVIEWS
Crystal structure analysis for chemists and biologists — M. R. N. Murthy 681
Energy environment monitor — S. S. Kalbag 681-682
April 25, 1996

In this issue 687-688
CORRESPONDENCE
Total solar eclipse-Views of medical professionals — Ravi C. Venkatacelam 689-690
NEWS
A triple helix of academic-industry-government relations: Development models beyond 'capitalism versus socialism' — Henry Etzkowitz and Loet Leydesdorff 690-693
RESEARCH NEWS
'FIP-effect' in the solar and stellar coronae — B. N. Dwivedi and Anita Mohan 693-694
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
Rejuvenating our rivers — The Akshaydhara concept — S. K. Gupta and P. Sharma 694-696
The gynandromorph of Armigerus subalbatus (Diptera : Culicidae) — K. Reena and T. Ramakrishna 696-697
GENERAL ARTICLE
Magnetic resonance imaging: Basic concepts and applications — P. Raghynathan and N. R. Jagannathan 698-708
REVIEW ARTICLE
Plasma diagnostics applicable to CDS/SUMER observations from SOHO — B. N. Dwivedi and Anita Mohan 709-718
RESEARCH ARTICLES
Fractal analysis of sea level variations in coastal regions of India — N. K. Indira, R. N. Singh and K. S. Yajnik 719-723
A gabbroic xenolith in recent mid-oceanic ridge basalt from the East Pacific Rise at 14S — G. S. Roonwal, V. Marchig, H. Rosch, D. Milovanovic and G. Bellieni 724-729
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Effect of polyacid on the properties of polyalkenoate cements — V. Kalliyana Krishnan and J. Sreekumar 730-733
Accumulated and fractionated anorthosites from the Ravipadu gabbro pluton, Prakasam province, Andhra Pradesh, India — K. Vijay Kumar and J. Ratnakar 733-737
Ultra-potassic and ultra-aluminous hybrid volcanic rock in the Proterozoic of Bastar craton, Madhya Pradesh, India — S. N. Chaturvedi, K. Shivkumar, G. Nagendra Babu, Sohail Fahmi and S. K. Hansoti 737-739
Dendrochronological reconnaissance of Pinus wallichiana to study glacial behaviour in the western Himalaya — A. Bhattacharyya and R. R. Yadav 739-744
Etiological characterization of acute infectious abdominal dropsy outbreak affecting Indian major carp, Cirrhinus mrigala in South Andaman — Rajeswari Shome, B. R. Shome, N. Sarangi and A. K. Bandyopadhyay 744-747
Impact of shifting cultivation on diurnal squirrels and primates in Mizoram, northeast India: A preliminary study — T. R. Shankar Raman 747-750
BOOK REVIEWS
Invention: The care and feeding of ideas — P. R. Masani 751-753
The crest of the peacock, Non-european roots of mathematics — R. Sridharan 753-754
PERSONAL NEWS
Colin Stephenson Pittendrigh. An obituary — M. K. Chandrashekaran 755-756
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY AND NOTES
Lakshmeshwar Rama Rao: A centenary tribute — B. P. Radhakrishna 757-758
Erratum
Sympathetic neurotransmission: A new biological role for ATP? — R. Manchanda 750
May 10, 1996

In this issue 763-764
CORRESPONDENCE
Coping with liberaliztion — R. Parthasarathy 765
'Inadequate' intellectual property protection in India — V. Siddhartha 766-767
NEWS
Plant Reproduction 96 (14th International Congress of sexual plant reproduction) Lorne, Australia — Congress report — K. R. Shivanna 767-768
RESEARCH NEWS
Lanthanide organometallic chemistry springs a surprise: A serendiptous route to a 'nonclassical' carbocation — S. S. Krishnamurthy 769-770
COMMENTARY
The Exponential Law of Academic Decay — G. Prathap and U. N. Sinha 770-771
The end phase of sedimentation of Krol Belt succession in Nainital syncline — Stratigraphic analysis and fossil levels — D. K. Bhatt 772-774
OPINION
Molecular marker-based conservation-An appraisal — P. Balakrishna 774
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
The vanishing aborigines of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands — R. J. Ranjit Daniels 775-776
In vitro micropropagation of Asystasia dalzelliana Santapau, an endemic species of the Western Ghats — K. R. Sumana and K. M. Kaveriappa 777-779
SPECIAL SECTION: SUBRAHMANYAN CHANDRASEKHAR-IN MEMORIAM
Tributes to Chandra — Jayant V. Narlikar 780
Chandrasekhar and white dwarfs — Peter P. Eggleton 781-783
Stellar dynamics and Chandra — T. Padmanabhan 784-788
Consequence of one spring researching with Chandrasekahar — D. Lynden Bell 789-799
Chandrasekhar's contributions to general relativity — Abhay Astekar 800-804
Chandra remembered — Kameshwar C. Wali 804-807
Chandra, Newton and the Principia — Jayant V. Narlikar 807-809
Shakespeare, Newton and Beethoven or patterns of creativity — S. Chandrasekhar 810-822
GENERAL ARTICLE
Environmental genetic engineering: Hope or hazard? — Vassili V. Velkov 823-832
RESEARCH ARTICLES
In-vitro diagnosis of human uterine malignancy using N laser-induced autofluorescence spectroscopy — S. K. Majumder, A. Uppal and P. K. Gupta 833-836
Mudbank dynamics: Field evidence of edge waves and far infra-gravity waves — R. Tatavarti, A. C. Narayana, M. Ravishankar and P. Manoj Kumar 837-843
Predominance of plate motion-related strain in the south Indian shield — D. S. Ramesh, R. N. Bharthur, K. S. Prakasam, D. Srinagesh, S. S. Rai and V. K. Gaur 843-847
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Solar eclipse and neutrions — Mohan Narayan, G. Rajasekaran and Rahul Sinha 848-849
A large conductance Ca2+ activated K+ channel in T3-1 pituitary gonadotrophs — J. K. Tiwari, A. Adhikari and S. K. Sikdar 849-853
Rare metal and rare earth rich peralkaline, agpaitic granitoid dykes of Siwana Ring Complex, District Barmer, Rajasthan — Rajan B. Jain, T. S. Miglani, Satyendra Kumar, B. M. Swarnkar and Rajendra Singh 854-858
Alkaline nature and taphrogenetic affinity of felsic volcanic rocks of St. Mary Islands, off Mangalore coast — Sudheer Joseph and C. G. Nambiar 858-860
BOOK REVIEW
Representations of Finite Groups — S. Thangavelu 861
May 25, 1996

In this issue 867
NEWS
CSIR (EMR) support to research in earth sciences— A report — N. R. Rajagopal and Sukumar Mallick 869-870
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE
How rational is the practice of correlating ancient mudcracks with past emergence? — Pradip K. Bose and Rajat Mazumder 871-872
On the transience of the influence of Tehri reservoir load on Garhwal seismicity — R. Chander, Kalpna and V. K. Gahalaut 873
Karyotype of rice gall midge, Orseolia oryzae Wood-Mason — S. C. Sahu, L. K. Bose, J. Pani, S. Rajamani and K. C. Mathur 874
RESEARCH NEWS
Heterobimetallic complexes: A unique H2-activating catalyst and a model for hydrogenase — Balaji R. Jagirdar 875-876
Metallization of hydrogen—Everest conquered? — S. Ramaseshan 876-877
SPECIAL SECTION: X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND NMR
Foreword — P. T. Manoharan 878
100 years of X-rays and 50 years of NMR — R. Chidambaram, M. V. Hosur and R. V. Hosur 878-888
Form and function: X-rays in structural biology — M. Vijayan 889-898
MR imaging and volume localized spectroscopy: Medical and materials applications — N. Chandrakumar 899-909
Three-dimensional structure of some synthetic calmodulin fragments using high resolution NMR, CD, IR and molecular modelling — L. Gomathi, Thomas Fairwell, Gopal A. Krishna, James A. Ferretti and S. Subramanian 910-927
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS
Forest fire risk modelling using remote sensing and geographic information system — Abhineet Jain, Shirish A. Ravan, R. K. Singh, K. K. Das and P. S. Roy 928-933
Biochemical degradation of the cuticular membrane in an early Cretaceous frond: A TEM study — H. K. Maheshwari and Usha Bajpai 933-935
First report of fossil dinoflagellates from the west coast of India an dsome observations — Sri Ram, T. R. Sreedhara Murthy, Rajesh Reghunath and B. R. Raghavan 935-939
A simple in Vitro method of propagation and rhizome formation in Dendrocalamus strictus nees — Mrudul V. Shrigurkar, Shubada R. Thengane, Insiya S. Poonawala, M. M. Jana, Rajani S. Nadgauda and A. F. Mascarenhas 940-943
BOOK REVIEW
Liquid Crystals: Applications and Uses — T. N. Ruckmongathan, K. A. Suresh and G. S. Ranganath 944
Erratum
Recent finds of ancient gold mining sites in South Uttar Pradesh 944
June 10, 1996

In this issue 947
CORRESPONDENCE
ISRO spy scandal - rumour mongering — R. Sunder 949
Wood substitutes —  P. C. Bhattacharya
950
NEWS

The computer as a laboratory notebook — S. Ramaseshan
950
The Giant metrewave radio telescope looms large— A thing of beauty — S. Ramaseshan
951-953
A report on the national seminar on 'Changing Scenario in Plant Sciences' —  S. K. Sopory
953-955
OPINION

Biotechnology: What's in a name —  A. S. Rao
955-956
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

Groundwater development in the arsenic-affected alluvial belt of West Bengal-Some questions —  Sukumar Mallick and N. R. Rajagopal
956-958
Photochromism in Stobbe condensation and cyclised products —  Saba Jabbar and Shubhra Banerjee
959
In vitro multiplication of Stevia rebaudiana — Veeranagouda Patil, K. S. Ashwini, P. Chandrasekhara Reddy, M. G. Purushotham, T. G. Prasad and M. Udayakumar
960
GENERAL ARTICLE

Evolution of the earth's mantle and core: Convective cycle within the mantle and different plate tectonic environments related to magma generation — Alok K. Gupta
961-969
REVIEW ARTICLE

Mycobactericidal nature of human  monocytes in vitro — V. Vishwanath and P. R. Narayanan
970-975
RESEARCH ARTICLES

Arsenic in groundwater in seven districts of West Bengal, India—The biggest aresenic calamity in the world — Badal K. Mandal, Tarit Roy Chowdhury, Gautam Samanta, Gautam K. Basu, Partha P. Chowdhury, Chitta R. Chanda, Dilip Lodh, Nirmal K. Karan, Ratan K. Dhar, Dipak K. Tamili, Dipankar Das, K. C. Saha and D. Chakraborti
976-986
Solid-phase cellular lectin assay to study surface lectin binding sites on rhesus monkey spermatozoa — D. Navaneetham, P. Sivashanmugam and M. Rajalakshmi
986-990
Ages of Anjar Traps, Western Deccan Province (India) and its relation to the Cretaceous-Tertiary Boundary events — T. R. Venkatesan, Kanchan Pande and Z. G. Ghevariya
990-996
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Controlled J-aggregation of porphyrins by cationic surfactants — Nakul C. Maiti, Shyamalava Mazumdar and N. Periasamy
997-999
Be and Al concentrations in an Arctic core: Implications to climate and sedimentation — B. L. K. Somayajulu, P. Sharma and A. S. Naidu
1000-1003
CO2-rich fluid inclusions in granulites from Bandanwara area, Rajasthan — R. L. Somani and Pankaj K. Srivastava
1003-1008
Probable vertical and horizontal ground displacements due to Tehri reservoir load — R. Chander and Kalpna
1008-1009
Nitrous oxide emission from grassland and forest soils through nitrification —S. K. Billore, M. Numata and K. Minami
1010-1012
Moisture desorption and absorption isotherms for seeds of some cultivars of Triticum dicoccum wheat — A. V. Moharir
1012-1017
Hydrolysing enzymes and respiration during ripening of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) fruits — Zeng Yanru, M. Pandey, N. K. Prasad and G. C. Srivastava
1017-1019

Mapping of assembled epitopes with microgram quantities of antigen: Identification of an epitope at the receptor binding region of human folicle stimulating hormone — G. S. Murthy and N. S. Srilatha
1019-1022
Combined effect of cisplatin and tocopherol on mice bearing Dalton's lymphoma — Suniti Sarna, Anil Kumar and Rakesh K. Bhola
1022-1025
Ammonium sulphate induced stress related alterations in the opercular epidermis of the live fish Heteropneustes (Saccobranchus) fossilis (Bloch) — V. I. Paul and T. K. Banerjee
1025-1029
BOOK REVIEWS

Harmonic Analysis — K. R. Parthasarathy
1030-1031
Fish Bioenergetics : Fish and Fisheries Series 13 — T. J. Pandian
1031-1032
June 25, 1996

In this issue
1035
NEWS

Nuclear waste disposal: Fuelling new science — S. Ramaseshan
1037
Bacteria precipitate aresenic
1038
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE

An experimental annual forecast of all-India mean summer monsonn rainfall using neural network — Parshant Goswami
1039
A call for palaeoseismic investigations to constrain the repeat time of great earthquakes in the Himalaya — K. N. Khattri
1039-1041
Cholera toxin, zonula occludens toxin and accessary cholera enterotoxin gene-negative Vibrio cholerae non-01 strains produce the new cholera toxin — D. V. Singh, Anjali Tikoo, A. Pal and S. C. Sanyal
1041-1043
Erratum. Effect of foetal exposure to low-dose X-rays on the postnatal growth of mouse — K. S. Bisht and P. Uma Devi
1043
OPINION

Environmentally responsible fluorocarbon products — V. N. M. Rao
1044-1046
GENERAL ARTICLES

Comet Hyakutake — R. Vasundhara
1047-1050
Infectious diseases in a changing world — V. Ramalingaswami
1050-1056
Intellectual property rights and international collaboration: A US perspective Kira Glover
1057-1059
Haldane's dilemma and its relevance today — Krishna R. Dronamraju
1059-1061
Isozyme parameters in genetic evaluation in Brassica — A tribute to Haldane's vision on the synergy between biochemistry and genetics — V. Arunachalam, K. V. Prabhy and V. Sujata
1062-1065
RESEARCH ARTICLE

Rare earth element mobility in halogenated aqueous fluids in the humite-marbles of Ambasamudram, Kerala Khondalite Belt, India — A. P. Pradeepkumar and R. Krishnanath
1066-1074
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS

Immunofluorescence localization of SP 10 protein on monkey spermatozoa during maturation — P. Sivashanmugam, John C. Herr and M. Rajalakshmi
1075-1076
Radium-228 in the Kaveri river ecosystem — P. Shahul Hameed, K. Shaheed and M. A. R. Iyengar
1076-1080
Modulating effect of gelonin gp330 conjugate on Heymann's nephrities induced in rats — A pathomorphological evaluation — S. Misquith, A. Surolia and S. K. Shankar
1080-1084
Seasonal variation in azadirachtins in seeds of Azadirachta indica — O. P. Sindhu and H. M. Behl
1084-1086
Effect of salinity on amino acid composition of the marine fungus Cirrenalia pygmea — J. P. Ravishankar, V. Muruganandam and T. S. Suryanarayanan
1086-1087
Greater mating success of Drosophila ananassae flies possessing high number of sternopleural bristles — B. N. Singh and Salomy Mathew
1088-1089
Environmental variations in late Quaternary sequence of Kolaghat, West Bengal, India — Arghya K. Hait, H. K. Das, S. Ghosh, A. K. Ray and S. Chanda
1089-1093
Breakup of Gondwanaland and the Jurassic record of the Kachchh Basin, Gujarat, Western India — A. S. Khadkikar
1093-1096
A significant stage of metazoan evolution from the Proterozoic rocks of the Vindhyan Supergroup — K. G. Kulkarni and V. D. Borkar
1096-1099
BOOK REVIEWS

Spectroscopy of Organic Compounds — N. R. Krishnaswamy
1100
Advances in Photosynthesis Series — Prasanna Mohanty
1101
In Quest of the Sacred Baboon: A Scientist's Journey — Anindya Sinha
1101-1102
HISTORICAL COMMENTARY

How the plague bacillus and its transmission through fleas were discovered: Reminiscences from mu years at the Pasteur Institute in Paris — Ludwik Gross
1103-1106