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       Current Science - Volume 71

 

July 10, 1996 (1)

 
In this issue 3-4
CORRESPONDENCE  
Herbal medicines - M. K. Chattopadhyay 5
Global warming and forest fires in tropical Himalaya - S. K. Vats; R. L. Semwal 5-6
RESEARCH NEWS  
Classifying the kiwi - Kartik Shanker 6-8
COMMENTARY  
Patenting and commercializing biotechnology inventions - Suresh Chandran 9-10
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
A non-radioactive method for detection of Tn5 Kanamycin phospho-transferase activity in cyanobacteria - S. Suguna, C. Thangavel, C. R. Marutharavindran and S. Shanmugasundaram 11
REVIEW ARTICLES  
Gene identification in silico - Shrish Tiwari, Alok Bhattacharya, Sudha  Bhattacharya and Ramakrishna Ramaswamy 12-24
Record of prolific and indubitable acritarchs from the Lower Paleozoic strata of the Tethyan Garhwal Himalaya and age implication - H. N. Sinha, S. S. Srivastava and B. Prasad 24-31
RESEARCH ACCOUNT
Tumour-promoting diterpene esters of the plant family Euphorbiaceae - Rajiv R. Upadhyay 32-36
RESEARCH ARTICLES  
Submarine terrace limestones from the continental slope off Saurashtra-Bombay: Evidence of Late Quaternary neotectonic activity - V. Purnachandra Rao and V. Veerayya 36-41
Petrogenesis of granitic rocks of low- to high-grade transition zone of Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri District, Tamil Nadu - C. G. Chandrasekaran and S. Subramanian 42-48
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
Possibility of proton oscillations through the benzene ring - R. S. Shresth, R. Manickavasagam, S. Mahapatra and N. Sathyamurthy 49-50
Nucleotide frequency map:A new technique for pictorial representation of dinucleotide frequencies - Archana Pan, Soumalee Basu, Chitra Dutta, Debi Prasad Burma and Ranjana Mukherjee 50-53
Differences in energy metabolism in cells of neuronal and glial origin - 31P NMR spectroscopic study - Archana Singh and Nanda B. Joshi 53-56
Anomalous helium emission: Precursor to earthquakes - Debasis Ghose, Nishith Kr. Das and Bikash Sinha 56-58
Modelling of aeromagnetic anomaly and its implication on age of emplacement of ultramafic-mafic-alkaline complex at Jasra, Assam - D. Atchuta Rao, G. D. J. Sivakumar Sinha and H. V. Ram Babu 58-60
Further evidences of homeotic transformation in anuran tadpoles - Kakoli Das and S. K. Dutta 61-65
How does the nocturnal animal, Mus booduga, programme its activity in response to varying durations of light and darkness? - L. Geetha 65-68
Potent amoebicides from plant extracts -An in vitro assessment with the gum-oleo-resin of Commiphora wightii - Poonam Kumari Sharma and Jayashri Devi Sharma 68-70
Determination of hypoglycemic activity in Morus indica L. (mulberry) shoot cultures - S. M. Kelkar, V. A. Bapat, T. R. Ganapathi, G. S. Kaklij, P. S. Rao and M. R. Heble 71-72
Use of revegetated coal mine spoil as source of arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculum for nursery inoculations - V. S. Mehrotra 73-77
BOOK REVIEWS  
The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein - Volumes 1-3, reviewed by N. Mukunda 78-80
Wild Edible Plants of India: Diversity, Conservation and Use, reviewed by T. N. Khoshoo 80-81

July 25, 1996 (2)

 
In this issue 87-88
CORRESPONDENCE  
The Crest of the Peacock - S. Raghavan 89
Nobel prizes in X-ray and NMR - V. B. Sapre 89
NEWS  
Anti-hydrogen - S. Ramaseshan 90
The 1996 Crafoord Prize 90
The 1996 Blue Planet Prize 91
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
Comments on the 'Principle of maximum physical hardness - K. L. Sebastian 92
Biobatteries to utilize bioenergy from fruit and vegetable wastes - G. Prashant Kumar, K. V. Raju and G. Rajendrudu 92-93
RESEARCH NEWS  
REMI: A novel method for tagging genes - A. Prakash 94
A new tool for plant gene isolation - Transposon traps - C. Santhosh Kumar and K. K. Narayanan 95-96
GENERAL ARTICLE  
Fishery genetics: An emerging discipline - B. K. Padhi and R. K. Mandal 97-99
RESEARCH ACCOUNT  
Protein-DNA and protein-protein interactions in λ-repressor/operator system: A review - Siddhartha Roy 100-106
REVIEW ARTICLE  
Oxidative phenol coupling: A key step for the biomimetic synthesis of many important natural products - Tarasankar Pal and Anjali Pal 106-108
SPECIAL SECTION: HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS  
High Energy Physics in the 21st century - An overview - G. Rajasekaran 109-110
The standard model of fundamental particles - D.P.Roy 111-115
Theoretical scenarios for 103 GeV to 1019 GeV - Romesh K. Kaul 116-121
New ideas on acceleration to Planckian energies - Abhijit Sen 121-125
High Energy Physics in the 21st century - A summary - R. Ramachandran 125-127
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
A new technique for visualization of shock shapes in hypersonic shock tunnel - G. Jagadeesh, B. R. Srinivasa Rao, K. Nagashetty, N. M. Reddy and K. P. J. Reddy 128-130
Steric enhancement of resonance: An electron localization perspective - Shridhar R. Gadre, Libero J. Bartolotti and C. H. Suresh 130-134
Quantum chaos in Rydberg atoms: A quantum potential approach - P. K. Chattaraj and S. Sengupta 134-139
Reduced uptake based zinc resistance in Azospirillum brasilense sp7 - P. Mangala Gowri and Sheela Srivastava 139-142
Ammonia volatilization and  denitrification losses from nitrogen fertilized flooded soil as affected by the addition of iron pyrites - D. Blaise, A. Amberger and S. von Tucher 142-144
Biological control  of blast disease of fingermillet (Eleusine coracana L.) and an analysis of fertility of Magnaporthe grisea - Viji Sitther and S. S. Gnanamanickam 144-147
GENERALIA  
Discovery and invention - Sir Martin Rees 148-154
BOOK REVIEWS  
Essentials of Nuclear Chemistry, reviewed by P. S. Groel 155-156
Wheat Revolution - A Dialogue, reviewed by S. K. Sinha 156-157

August 10, 1996 (3)

 
In this issue 167
CORRESPONDENCE  
Merit and mockery - B. K. Padhi 169
Biotechnology - P. Tauro; M. V. Nayudu 169-170
OPINION  
Global errors in science: Traps of chance and prejudice - K. N. Ganeshaiah 170-172
COMMENTARY  
A survey of Himalayan resources - David A. Spencer and Rasoul B. Sorkhabi 172-174
RESEARCH NEWS  
Optical astronomy using radio techniques: Imaging Capelia with unprecedented resolution - P. Venkatakrishnan 175-177
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
Volatile oil constituents and wilt resistance in cumin (Cuminum cyminum L.) - Sanjeev Agrawal 177-178
GENERAL ARTICLES  
Heavy rainfall during monsoon season: Point and spatial distribution - P. R. Rakhecha and P. R. Pisharoty 179-186
Linking technology development with production: A methodology and case histories - S. C. Gupta 187-192
REVIEW ARTICLES  
Viral cell recognition and entry - Michael G. Rossmann 193-204
Multidrug resistance: An emerging threat - Rajendra Prasad, S. Krishna Murthy, Ramasare Prasad, Vinita Gupta and Sneh Lata 205-213
RESEARCH ARTICLE  
Evidences of Late Quaternary neotectonic activity and sea-level changes along the western continental margin of India - V. Purnachandra Rao, M. Veerayya, M. Thamban and B. C. Wagle 213-219
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
Aerodynamic performance of SUNYA and OSHO airfoils - P. Ramamoorthy 220-223
Application of equalized molar refraction of zeolites and its correlation with the equalized electronegativity and hardness - N. V. K. Dutt, S. J. Kulkarni and Y. V. L. Ravi Kumar 223-225
Azadirachtin-induced changes in ecdysteroid titres of Spodoptera litura (Fabr.) - C. Mani, B. Subrahmanyam and P. J. Rao 225-227
Isozyme polymorphism in diploid and heat shock-induced tetraploid Indian major carp, Labeo rohita (Hamilton) - N. Sarangi and A. B. Mandal 227-230
Molecular genetic diversity among soybean plant introductions with resistance to Heterodera glycines - A. P. Rao Arelli and D. M. Webb 230-233
Aeolian deposition of Arabia and Somalia sediments on the southwestern continental margin of India - Onkar S. Chauhan 233-236
Microstructural evidence for the formation of crenulation cleavage in rocks - Manish A. Mamtani and R. V. Karanth 236-240
Relict coral reef and evidence of Pre-Holocene sea level stand off Mahabalipuram, Bay of Bengal - G. Gaitan Vaz 240-242
BOOK REVIEWS  
Resonance - Journal of Science Education, reviewed by K. Sudha Medapa and G. Venkatesh 243
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 1994 and 1995, reviewed by C. P. Rajendran 244-245
Biology of the Fungi, reviewed by M. C. Srinivasan 245-246

August 25, 1996 (4)

 
In this issue 251-252
CORRESPONDENCE  
Patterns of creativity in arts and sciences - S. Sengupta 253
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
The Pipliya meteor shower: A preliminary study - V. K. Vaya, D. S. Mehta, P. C. Bafna, M. S. Sisodia and K. L. Shrivastava 253-257
The expanding world of 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline - R. L. Brahmachary 257-258
Somatic embryogenesis and plant  regeneration in Aegle marmelos - a multi-purpose social tree - R. Islam, M. Hossain, A. Hoque and O. I. Joarder 259-260
GENERAL ARTICLE  
Norbert Wiener and the development of mathematical engineering - Thomas Kailath 261-274
REVIEW ARTICLES  
Heat shock proteins - Role in thermotolerance of crop plants - C. Viswanathan and Renu Khanna-Chopra 275-284
Slower-chemical or faster-electrical signalling under stress in plants: Is it the hare and tortoise story of a slower signal winning the race? - G. Rekha, L. Sudarshana, T. G. Prasad, Mahesh J. Kulkarni and V. R. Sashidhar 284-289
RESEARCH ACCOUNT  
Application of ion-solvent interaction parameter in interpreting the kinetic profiles  of Diels-Alder reactions and thermal stability of DNA duplexes in ionic solutions - Anil Kumar 289-297
RESEARCH ARTICLE  
Electrical resistivity imaging of Mohand anticline of Siwalik range: A tectonic appraisal  - Ch. Sivaji, B. R. Arora, R. Kalra and A. K. Pandey 297-303
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
Interstratified low-Ti and high-Ti volcanics in arc-related Khairagarh Group of Central India - Deepanker Asthana, Manas R. Dash, Anil M. Pophare and Sunil K. Khare 304-306
Unusual aspects of pressure-induced phase transitions in CuGeO3 - A. Jayaraman, S. K. Sharma, S. Y. Wang and S-W. Cheong 306-312
Synthesis and anticancer activity of new derivatives of podophyllotoxin - Wang Yan-guang, Pan Jian-lin and Chen Yao-Zu 312-314
Contributions of oxide film and bacterial metabolism to the ennoblement process: Evidence for a novel mechanism - S. Maruthamuthu, G. Rajagopal, S. Sathiyanarayanan, S. Angappan, M. Eashwar and K. Balakrishnan 315-320
Defective neurulation in frog embryos exposed to dilute sea water - H. V. Ghate, A. D. Padhye and Surendra Ghaskadbi 320-326
BOOK REVIEWS  
The Many Faces of Science: An Introduction to Scientists, Values and Society, reviewed by Binny Cherayil 327
Symmetry Orbits, reviewed by Harjinder Singh 327-328
Genetics and Evolution of Aquatic Organisms, reviewed by A. H. Parulekar 328-329
HISTORICAL NOTES  
Some earthquakes of Kashmir from historical sources - R. N. lyengar and Devendra Sharma 330-331
ERRATUM  
Metallization of hydrogen - Everest conquered? - S. Ramaseshan [Curr. Sci., 1996, 70, 876-877] 331

September 10, 1996 (5)

 
In this issue 339-340
CORRESPONDENCE  
Herbal drugs - P. C. Bhattacharyya 341
Let us salute the old guards - K. C. Subhash Chandra 341-342
NEWS  
Uncommon opportunities for a food secure world - Ruchi Bhandari and Subbiah Arunachalam 342-344
Madras Declaration of the Science Academies Summit 344-346
The 11th Himalaya-Karakoram-Tibet Workshop: Conference report - Rasoul B. Sorkhabi 346-349
Chaos - A new paradigm for comprehending nature - T. R. Krishna Mohan 349-352
OPINION  
Monsoon: A bioclimatologist's point of view - V. M. Meher-Homji 352-357
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
Peroxidase activity in relation to in vitro rhizogenesis and precocious flowering in Bambusa arundinacea - S. A. Ansari, S. Kumar and K. Palanisamy 358-359
REVIEW ARTICLES  
Gene therapy: Principles, practice, problems and prospects - P. N. Rangarajan and G. Padmanaban 360-368
Micelles: Self-organized surfactant assemblies - S. P. Moulik 368-376
Immunodiagnostic approaches to detect bovine tuberculosis - S. N. Joardar and A. Sikdar 376-378
RESEARCH ARTICLES  
Assessment of plant biodiversity at a mid-elevation evergreen forest of Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Western Ghats, India - T. Ganesh, R. Ganesan, M. Soubadra Devy, P. Davidar and K. S. Bawa 379-392
Managing the impact of seasonal rainfall variability through response farming at a semi-arid tropical location - U. S. Victor, N. N. Srivastava, A. V. M. Subba Rao and B. V. Ramana Rao 392-397
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
Ultrasonic agitation of Kevlar fibres - R. V. Iyer and Kalyani Vijayan 398-400
Spontaneous regeneration of pancreatic β-cells in EMC-D virus induced diabetic mice and reversion from diabetic to normal state - R. R. Bhonde 401-404
Ascorbic acid counteracts the prooxidant effect of alloxan in erythrocytes in vitro - Poonam Yadav, S. Sarkar, Nisha Rathore, Susan John, Manisha Kale and D. Bhatnagar 404-406
Plant extracts: A non-chemical approach to control Fusarium diseases of mulberry - V. P. Gupta, Govindaiah and R. K. Datta 406-409
Geochemical analysis of iron  oxide/hydroxide coated and  uncoated non-magnetic component of the bulk sample: Possible utility of the coated component in a stream sediment survey for gold - K. Bheemalingeswara 410-411
Chitinozoa and melaiiosclerite from the Lower Paleozoic sequence of the Tethyan Garhwal Himalaya - A note on their identification and distinction - H. N. Sinha, S. S. Srivastava, P. N. Kapoor and Rajesh Chauhan 412-416
Gas-charged sediments in shallow waters off Redi along the Central west coast of India - L. V. Subba Raju and B. G. Wagle 416-419
PERSONAL NEWS  
The inventor of the jet engine, an obituary of Sir Frank Whittle by P. N. Shankar 420
BOOK REVIEWS  
Annual Review of Microbiology 1994, reviewed by Umesh Varshney 421-422
Dyke Swarms of Peninsular India, reviewed by M. Raza 422-423
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics 1994, reviewed by D. C. V. Mallik 423-424

September 25, 1996 (6)

 
In this issue 427
CORRESPONDENCE  
Indian journals: To start or scrap? - S. S. Vasan 429
Microbes, molecular biology and the final assault - J. S. Virdi 429-430
The aroma of Bassia flower - S. Midya and R. L. Brahmachary 430
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
Praneem polyherbal cream for contraception - Safety in malaria endemic countries - V. P. Sharma; reply by G. P. Talwar 430-431
GENERAL ARTICLES  
A new international order on oceans - Indian perspective - M. Sudhakar and B. V. Kumar 432-438
Breeding for rice improvement: Where do we stand? - K. Muralidharan, G. S. V. Prasad and C. S. Rao 438-448
REVIEW ARTICLE  
PCR-based detection of Listeria monocytogenes in dairy foods - S. K. Sood and Jasjit Kaur 449-456
RESEARCH ARTICLE  
Comparative sequence analysis and expression in E. coli of the subgroup 1-specific antigen VP6 from a G2 serotype human rotayirus IS2 - Saima Aijaz and C. Durga Rao 456-464
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
Undernutrition and aging: Effects on DNA repair in human peripheral lymphocytes - Kalluri Subba Rao, Surekha Ayyagari, N. S. Raji and K. J. R. Murthy 464-469
A simple technique to expose tree seedlings to elevated CO2 for increased initial growth rates - A. S. Devakumar, M. Udayakumar and T. G. Prasad 469-472
Studies on molluscan diversity in Kaveri river system (Tiruchirappalli, India) with special reference to vector snails of trematode parasites - B. Amanullah and P. Shahul Hameed 473-475
Evidence of Archaean crustal shortening from deformed pillow lavas: An exam-pie from Sandur greenstone belt, Dharwar craton - C. Manikyamba and S. M. Naqvi 476-479
Palaeotectonic implication of Lamayurulake (Ladakh) - T. N. Bagati, R. K. Mazari and G. Rajagopalan 479-482
Chemical age of detrital zircons from the basal quartz-pebble conglomerate of Dhanjori Group, Singbhum craton, Eastern India - T. S. Sunilkumar, R. Parthasarathy, M. M. Palrecha, V. L. Shah, K. K. Sinha and N. Krishna Rao 482-486
BOOK REVIEWS  
Annual Review of Physical Chemistry 1995, reviewed by S. Vasudevan and Puspendu Kumar Das 487-488
Oxidative Stress and Aging, reviewed by T. Ramasarma 489
HISTORICAL NOTES  
The cakravala method - S. Raghavan 490-493
ADDENDUM  
Fifty years of the exact solution of the two-dimensional Ising model by Onsager - Somendra M. Bhattacharjee and Avinash Khare [Curr. Sci., 1995, 69, 816-821] 493

October 10, 1996 (7)


In this issue 499-500
CORRESPONDENCE  
Science education for the poor - M. Periasamy 501
RESEARCH NEWS  
Vitamin A analogues and cancer - P. C. Bhattacharyya 501-502
RESEARCH SNIPPETS  
A feast for the pharaoh 502
Finicky flights of fancy 503
'Y' are we so hungry? 503
COMMENTARY  
India - Economic liberalization and biomedical and health sciences research - V. Ramalingaswarni 504-505
OPINION  
India needs a National Biodiversity Conservation Board - T. N. Khoshoo 506-513
Indian cycads cry for protection - D. D. Pant 513-515
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
Evolution of the nasuta-albomicans complex of Drosophila - N. B. Ramachandra and H. A. Ranganath 515-517
Evidence for positive assortative mating within Drosophila bipectinata - B. N. Singh and Seema Sisodia 517-518
Inhibition of filarial proteases by antibodies from human filariasis - M. S. Bal and M. K. Das 519
GENERAL ARTICLE  
Contribution of fluid mechanics to recent developments in meteorology - J. C. R. Hunt 520-526
SPECIAL SECTION: PERSPECTIVES IN ASTRONOMY  
Planetary motions and the birth of classical mechanics - N. Mukunda 527-532
Origin of the highest energy cosmic rays - Pijushpani Bhattacharjee 532-541
Is the Hubble flow a result of inverse cascade? - V. Krishnan 541-546
New measurements of the Hubble constant and its implications - D. C. V. Mallik 547-552
REVIEW ARTICLE  
Elucidation of secondary structures of peptides using high resolution NMR - L. Gomathi and S. Subramanian 553-567
RESEARCH ARTICLE  
Patterns of distribution of macrolichens in western parts of Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve - Hans Raj Negi and Madhav Gadgil 568-575
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
Transformation of Streptococcus sp. by cholera toxin gene - Swadesh R. Biswas,  Sukanya Pal, Sukanta K. Sen and Sushil C. Pal 576-577
Occurrence of a 'mariner' element in the silkworm Bombyx mori - S. Mathavan, S. Mayilvahanan and A. Jeyaprakash 577-579
Methane production by Indian ruminant livestock - G. P. Singh and Madhu Mohini 580-582
Mutants resistant to foliar diseases in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) - B. N. Motagi, M. V. C. Gowda and R. Sheshagiri 582-584
Visual evidence of nitrate reductase exudation from plant roots - Praveen-Kumar and Uday Burman 585-586
BOOK REVIEWS  
Minerals and Metals in Ancient India: Vol. 1, Archaeological Evidence; vol. 2, Literary Evidence,  reviewed by C. V. Sundaram 587-588
Parasitic Infections of Domestic Animals: A Diagnostic Manual, reviewed by B. S. Gill 588-589
The State of Food and Agriculture, reviewed by M. S. Swaminathan 589-590

October 25, 1996 (8)

 
In this issue 595-596
CORRESPONDENCE  
Biotechnology - M. C. Srinivasan 597
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
In situ pollen germination and selective ovular abortion in Trifolium dubium Sibth - Namrata Sharma and A. K. Koul 598
GENERAL ARTICLES  
Discotic liquid crystals - Self-organizing molecular wires - Neville Boden, Richard Bissell, Jonathan Clements and Bryan Movaghar 599-601
Modelling  of industrial flow processes: Opportunities for per-formance enhancement - V. V. Ranade 602-612
REVIEW ARTICLE  
Transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) in bone remodelling - S. K. Maiti and G. R. Singh 613-617
RESEARCH ACCOUNT  
Bile acids in asymmetric synthesis and molecular recognition - Uday Maitra 617-624
RESEARCH ARTICLE  
Molecular band polarization in Comet Hyakutake C/1996 B2 - U. C. Joshi, S. Ganesh, K. S. Baliyan and M. R. Deshpande 624-627
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
Organochlorine pesticides and preterm labour in human beings - Mamta Sharma and Pradeep Bhatnagar 628-631
Transfer factors of radionuclides 137Cs and 65Zn from soil to pearimillet and sorghum - P. Sachdev, M. S. Sachdev and D. L. Deb 631-633
Stylar length variation in Caesalpinia pulcherrima (Caesalpiniaceae) - Basic patterns - R. Lokesha, R. Vasudeva, B. S. Sarala, P. Palakonda Reddy and S. N. Nayak 633-636
Trondhjemite   of   the   Alwar   basin,   Rajasthan:    Implications   of   late Proterozoic rifting in the North Delhi Fold Belt - M. K. Pandit, Maher Khaled Khatatneh and Rakesh Saxena 636-641
BOOK REVIEW  
Quantum Biology, reviewed by V. Kothekar 642
PERSONAL NEWS  
Tadeus Reichstein (1897-1996) - An obituary - G. S. R. SubbaRao 643
GENERALIA  
Chandrasekhar - some reminiscences - S. Ramaseshan 644-649

November 10, 1996 (9)

 
In this issue 655-656
CORRESPONDENCE  
Gene therapy - Rustom Roy; P. N. Rangarajan and G. Padmanaban 657-658
NEWS  
Report and recommendations of the panel to assess the NIH investment in research on gene therapy 658-659
Asteroids and Earth's evolution - A new perception - A. V. Sankaran 659-660
RESEARCH NEWS  
The manganese hide out in the photosynthetic reaction centre - M. K. Raval 660-661
RESEARCH SNIPPETS  
Giant magnetoresistance: New-concepts 661-662
Hi Once upon a (Jurassic) time... 662
Small is beautiful 662
Turmeric - the goldern spice 663
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
Comments on 'The end phase of sedimentation of Krol Belt succession in Nainital syncline - Stratigraphic analysis and fossil levels' (D. K. Bhatt, Curr. Sci., 1996, 70, 772-774) - Ravi Shankar and V. K. Mathur; Reply by D. K. Bhatt 663-664
Association of transglutaminase-like antigen with cytoskeletal proteins - P. D. Gupta and V. Vijayalakshmi 665-666
Role of animals in the spread of human ringworm disease in Madras - S. Ranganathan, Thangam Menon and S. Arun Mozhi Balajee 666
COMMENTARY  
Human influence on global climate - J. Srinivasan 667-669
GENERAL ARTICLES  
Biotechnology: Its global impact and relevance to India - Harish Padh 670-676
The non-organic theory of the genesis of petroleum - Samar Abbas 677-684
SPECIAL SECTION  
Salim Ali - Madhav Gadgil 685-686
Salim Ali - A tribute - J. C. Daniel 686-687
Deploying student power to monitor India's lifescape - Madhav Gadgil 688-697
REVIEW ARTICLES  
Common mechanism of secretory diarrhoea - Nirmal Kumar Ganguly and Tanvir Kaur 698-702
Molecular biology and biotechnology of higher plant nitrate reductases - H. S. Srivastava and Niharika Shankar 702-709
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
3' Non-templated 'A' addition by Taq DNA polymerase: An advantage in the construction of single and double mutants - J. Jagath-Reddy, N. Appaji Rao and H. S. Savithri 710-712
Direct and indirect somatic embryogenesis in teak (Tectona grandis L.) - Rijuta Kushalkar and Madhuri Sharon 712-715
Onset of an arid climate at 3.5 ka in the tropics: Evidence from monsoon upwelling record - Pothuri Divakar Naidu 715-718
Precambrian-Cambrian boundary microbiota from the Chert Phosphorite Member of Tal  Formation  in  the  Korgai  Syncline,  Lesser Himalaya, India - Meera Tiwari 718-720
Potential  threat  to  reservoir  fishery  by  fungi  in  Kumaun  Himalaya, India - G. S. Bisht, Deepa Bisht, Chandra Joshi and R. D. Khulbe 720-723

November 25, 1996 (10)

 
In this issue 727-728
CORRESPONDENCE  
Role of DST - R. L. Brahmachary 729
Long-range forecasts of the total monsoon rainfall of India - P. R. Pisharoty 729
RESEARCH SNIPPETS  
Oldest emergent continental crust 730
Earthquake precursors 730-731
Herbivorous crocodile fossil 732
OPINION  
Food security in 2020 and beyond — Will the developing countries be dependent on the developed world? - Suresh K. Sinha 732-734
REVIEW ARTICLES  
Biosynthesis of selenoproteins - P. Sreenivasula Reddy 735-737
Hormones, cytoskeletal proteins and cell shape - P. D. Gupta and Nandini Rangaraj 737-745
RESEARCH ARTICLES  
Implications of increasing greenhouse gases and aerosols on the diurnal temperature cycle of the Indian subcontinent - M. Lai, G. Srinivasan and U. Cubasch 746-752
Forcing mechanisms of the Bay of Bengal circulation - P. N. Vinayachandran, Satish R. Shetye, Debasis Sengupta and Sulochana Gadgil 753-763
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
Comparison of three different tests for detection of cucumber   mosaic cucumovirus in banana (Musa paradisiaca) - G. Kiranmai, P. Sreenivasulu and M. V. Nayudu 764-767
Thin layer problems in geoelectrics - I. B. Ramaprasada Rao, Ram Raj Mathur and S. Srinivas 767-771
Geohydrology of springs in a mountain watershed: The need for problem solving research - G. C. S. Negi and Varun Joshi 772-776
Recent crustal adjustments in Dehra Dun valley, western Uttar Pradesh, India - Piyoosh Rautela and D. Sati 776-780
SPECIAL SECTION: THE PLAGUE EPIDEMIC OF 1994  
The plague outbreaks of India, 1994 - A prologue - V. Ramalingaswami 781-782
An overview of the work carried out by the Technical Advisory Committee on plague 783-786
Isolation and identification of  Yersinia pestis responsible  for the recent plague outbreaks in India - H. V. Batra, Urmil Tuteja and G. S. Agarwal 787-791
Passive haemagglutination tests for Y. pestis infection in Surat pneumonic patients - G. S. Agarwal and H. V. Batra 792-793
The 1994 plague epidemic of India: Molecular diagnosis and characterization of Yersinia pestis isolates from Surat and Beed - S. K. Panda, S. K. Nanda, A. Ghosh, C. Sharma, S. Shivaji, G. Seshu Kumar, K. Kannan, H. V. Batra, U. Tuteja, N. K. Ganguly, A. Chakrabarty and H. Sharat Chandra 794-799
Ecology of flea-transmitted zoonotic infection in village Mamla, District Beed - Vijay K. Saxena and T. Verghese 800-802
Observations on urban ecology of Surat and bubonic plague transmission in the city - Vijay K. Saxena and T. Verghese 803-805
Epilogue - What next? - V. Ramalingaswami 805-806
BOOK REVIEW  
Plagues: Their Origin, History and Future, reviewed by J. Gowrishankar 807-808

December 10, 1996 (11)

 
In this issue 811-812
CORRESPONDENCE  
Need to integrate science communication initiatives - N. C. Jain 813
NEWS  
Light and the future - C. Srinivasan 813-815
RESEARCH NEWS - A. V. Sankaran  
Anomalous diamonds 815-816
Ediacaran fossils - lichens?   816-817
Paucity of preserved old crust 817
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
Caution on the use of oxygen electrode-based assay for superoxide dismutase activity in crude preparations - Sanjay Kumar, Pradip Kumar Kundu and Paramvir Singh Ahuja 818-819
Response - D. Bhatnagar 819
GENERAL ARTICLE  
Vision 2005: Earth Sciences 820-823
RESEARCH ACCOUNT  
On the black hole trail...: A personal journey - C. V. Vishveshwara 824-830
SPECIAL SECTION: JGOFS (INDIA)  
JGOFS (India): Introduction - S. Krishnaswami and R. R. Nair 831-833
Winter cooling in the northern Arabian Sea - S. Prasanna Kumar and T. G. Prasad 834-841
Arabian Sea upwelling - A comparison between coastal and open ocean regions - P. M. Muraleedharan and S. Prasanna Kumar 842-846
Seasonal variability in oxygen and nutrients in the central and eastern Arabian Sea - S. N. de Sousa, M. Dileep Kumar, S, Sardessai, V. V. S. S. Sarma and P. V. Shirodkar 847-851
Seasonal variations in inorganic carbon components in the central and eastern Arabian Sea - V. V. S. S. Sarma, M. Dileep Kumar, M. D. George and A. Rajendran 852-856
Phytoplankton production and chlorophyll distribution in the eastern and central Arabian Sea in 1994-1995 - P. M. A. Bhattathiri, Aditi Pant, Surekha Sawant, M. Gauns, S. G. P. Matondkar and R. Mohanraju 857-862
Lack of seasonal and geographic variation in mesozooplankton biomass in the Arabian Sea and its structure in the mixed layer - M. Madhupratap, T. C. Gopalakrishnan, P. Haridas, K. K. C. Nair, P. N. Aravinda-kshan, G. Padmavati and Shiney Paul 863-868
Seasonality and composition of phytoplankton in the Arabian Sea - Surekha Sawant and M. Madhupratap 869-873
Studies on the microzooplankton from the central and eastern Arabian Sea - Mangesh Gauns, R. Mohanraju and M. Madhupratap 874-877
Bacterial abundance and production in the central and eastern Arabian Sea - N. Ramaiah, S. Raghukumar and Mangesh Gauns 878-882
Photosyntheticaly available radiation in the central and eastern Arabian Sea - T. Suresh, Elgar Desa, R. G. P. Desai, A. Jayaraman and P. Mehra 883-887
234Th scavenging and particle export fluxes from the upper 100 m of the Arabian Sea - M. M. Sarin, R. Rengarajan and V. Ramaswamy 888-893
Distribution of nitrous oxide and methane in the Arabian Sea - Shyam Lai, Prabir K. Patra, S. Venkataramani and M. M. Sarin 894-899
Manganese mobilization from the Western Continental margin of India - D. N. Yadav 900-905
RESEARCH ARTICLE  
Conformation of ATPMg(II) bound at the specific site on bovine serum albumin: 1H-nuclear magnetic resonance study - Hari Pada Maity and Gotam K. Jarori 906-914
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
Patterns of large multilamellar vesicular clusters - T. Lahiri, A. K. Dasgupta and A. Chakrabarti 915-918
The plant Banjauri (Vicoa indica) exhibits antifertility activity in adult female bonnet monkeys (Macaca radiata) - A. J. Rao, N. Ravindranath and N. R. Moudgal 918-921
Plantlet regeneration from leaf explants of oil palm seedlings - Anita Karun and K. K. Sajini 922-926
Differentiating conductive and resistive inhomogeneities: A new approach in groundwater exploration - P. N. Ballukraya 926-931
PERSONAL NEWS  
Bimal Kumar Bachhawat, an obituary by Avadhesha Surolia, A. S. Bala-subramanian, A. N. Bhaduri, Asis Datta, C. M. Gupta and Sandip Basu 932-933
BOOK REVIEWS  
Advancements in Iron Nutrition Research, reviewed by Prasanna Mohanty 934
The Archaean and Proterozoic Terrains of Southern India within East Gondwana - Textbook and Field Guide, reviewed by M. Ramakrishnan 934-935
Annual Review of Physiology 1996, reviewed by M. Devanandan 935

December 25, 1996 (12)

 
In this issue 939
CORRESPONDENCE  
Observation on urban rhesus monkeys - Jayashree Datta 941
NEWS  
Technological advances in the biological control of insects - T. N. Anantha-krishnan 941-945
RESEARCH NEWS  
Discovery of a new effect: CFM effect - S. K. Ghosh 946
RESEARCH SNIPPETS  
The parting of Indo-Australian plate 947
Archaeopteryx - No more oldest known bird 947
SCIENTIFIC CORRESPONDENCE  
Yellow fever threat? - N. L. Kalra and V. P. Sharma 948
Occurrence of a 'fossil' crocodilian vertebra from Hassan District, Karnataka State - A preliminary report - K. R. Prasad and T. Upendra 948-951
Agnostic trilobites from the Cambrian Sequence of Zanskar and their stratigraphic significance - S. K. Shah, Ashok Kumar and C. S. Sudan 951-954
Gas emanations and subterranean sounds/microearthquakes in Marathwada, Maharashtra, India - R. D. Kaplay, D. B. Panaskar and A. M. Rakhe 954-957
Uranium mineralization in the Palnad sub-basin Cuddapah Basin, Andhra Pradesh, India - A. V. Jeyagopal, Prakhar Kumar and R. M. Sinha 957-959
GENERAL ARTICLE  
Science education in Indian universities: Proposal for a 5-year integrated M Sc course in life science - Sohan P. Modak 960-967
REVIEW ARTICLE  
Progress towards malaria vaccine - V. S. Chauhan 967-975
RESEARCH ARTICLES  
What's the essence of royalty - one keto group? - Raghavendra Gadagkar 975-980
Realtime kinetic analysis of antigen-antibody interaction using solid phase binding: Transformation of hCG-monoclonal antibody complex - G. S. Murthy 981-988
RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS  
Liquid drops in rise against gravity through a viscous medium: Drag force by the method of dimensions and comparison with liquid drops in fall under gravity - G. J. Srinivasan, P. Satyanarayana and G. Thirunavukkarasu 989-995
Inter-conversion of chemiosmotic parameters and its inhibition in Thiobacillus ferrooxidans - Niladri S. Kar, Tapas Kr. Datta and Anjan Kr. Dasgupta 996-1001
Visualization in biodiversity research: A case study of Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, north-east India - S. Narendra Prasad, B. Prabakaran and C. Jeganathan 1001-1005
Transient expression of (3-glucuronidase reporter gene in embryogenic callus cultures of an elite indica basmati rice (Oryza saliva L.) - D. Minhas, S. Bajaj, A. Grover and M. V. Rajam 1005-1007
Impact of magnesium-aspartate hydrochloride on gluco-regulatory system of two avian species - Madhusudan Das, Santasri Sengupta and Bandana Guha 1008-1009
BOOK REVIEWS  
Stereochemistry  and  Mechanism  through  Solved  Problems, reviewed by M. K. Raval 1010
State of the Art in Polymer Science and Engineering in India, reviewed by B. M. Mandal 1010-1011
PERSONAL NEWS  
A pioneer in X-ray crystallography, electron microscopy and biophysics - An obituary of R.W.G.Wyckoff (1897-1995) by S. Ramaseshan 1012-1013
 
     
     
   

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