Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 100 - Issue 10: 25 May, 2011
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1460

Editorial
Day Science, Night Science
p. 1461 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Will shoreline armouring support marine biodiversity?
p. 1463 | Ravinesh, R.; Kumar, A. Biju

Pong Dam Wetlands and Zoological Survey of India
p. 1464 | Kumar, Anil

Do we really need to lure overseas Indian scientist?
p. 1465 | Joshi, P. K.

Mosquito control
p. 1465 | Mehta, M. H.

In Conversation
Making of a leading scientist – C. N. R. Rao
p. 1466 | Malhotra, Richa

News
A checklist for higher education
p. 1472 | Malhotra, Richa

The design of an advanced nuclear reactor
p. 1472 | Monto, Geethanjali

Commentary
Fluorosis: a persistent problem
p. 1475 | Yadugiri, V. T.

Indian media coverage of climate change
p. 1477 | Aram, I. Arul

Scientific Correspondence
Assessing urbanization patterns over India using temporal DMSP–OLS night-time satellite data
p. 1479 | Joshi, P. K.; Bairwa, Brij Mohan; Sharma, Richa; Sinha, Vinay S. P.

Geographical variation of Juglans regia L. in juglone content: rapid analysis using micro-plate reader
p. 1483 | Thakur, Ajay; Cahalan, Christine

Insights into the catalytic mechanism of cellulose hydrolysis by Cytophaga hutchinsonii
p. 1486 | Louime, Clifford; Onokpise, Oghenekome; Vasanthaiah, Hemanth

Deformed and dragged red bole horizon near Pune, Maharashtra
p. 1488 | Sarkar, P. K.; Sayyed, M. R. G.; Hundekari, S. M.; Mude, S. N.; Ukey, M.

General Articles
Some geodynamic hotspots in India requiring urgent comprehensive studies
p. 1490 | Valdiya, K. S.

Chandra: gentleman, scholar and telescope
p. 1500 | Blandford, Roger

Review Articles
Organic acids of crop plants in aluminium detoxification
p. 1509 | Singh, Dharmendra; Chauhan, S. K.

Halophilic bacteria and their compatible solutes – osmoregulation and potential applications
p. 1516 | Shivanand, Pooja; Mugeraya, Gopal

Research Articles
Weather variability and rainfall pattern of Sidr, the post-monsoon cyclonic storm of 15 November 2007 in the Meghalaya Plateau, India
p. 1522 | Singh, Surendra; Hayashi, Taiichi; Syiemlieh, Hiambok Jones; Cajee, Laitpharlang; Terao, Toru

Snow depth and snow layer interface estimation using Ground Penetrating Radar
p. 1532 | Singh, K. K.; Datt, Prem; Sharma, Vaibhav; Ganju, A.; Mishra, V. D.; Parashar, A.; Chauhan, R.

Research Communication
Effects of 90 MeV carbon ion irradiation on cadmium oxide quantum dots
p. 1540 | Virk, H. S.

A simple method for estimation of sulphur in nanoformulations by UV spectrophotometry
p. 1542 | Kumar, Rajesh; Nair, Kishore Kumar; Alam, Md. Imteyaz; Gogoi, Robin; Singh, Pradeep Kumar; Srivastava, Chitra; Yadav, Saurabh; Gopal, Madhuban; Chaudhary, Samarat Roy; Pradhan, Saheli; Goswami, Arunava

Occurrence of black rot in Jatropha curcas L. plantations in India caused by Botryosphaeria dothidea
p. 1547 | Rao, Ch. Srinivasa; Kumari, M. Pavani; Wani, Suhas P.; Marimuthu, S.

Reproductive ecology of Impatiens platyadena Fischer, a critically endangered balsam of Western Ghats
p. 1550 | Ramasubbu, R.; Sreekala, A. K.; Pandurangan, A. G.; Kulloli, S. K.

RS and GIS in mapping of geomorphic records and understanding the local controls of glacial retreat from the Baspa Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India
p. 1555 | Deota, Bhushan S.; Trivedi, Y. N.; Kulkarni, A. V.; Bahuguna, I. M.; Rathore, B. P.

Gliding behaviour of Indian Giant Flying Squirrel Petaurista philippensis Elliot
p. 1563 | Koli, Vijay Kumar; Bhatnagar, Chhaya; Mali, Dilip

Book Reviews
Engineering Physics, Sanjay D. Jain and Girish G. Sahasrabudhe
p. 1569 | Umesh, G.

Floral Gallery of Himalayan Valley of Flowers and Adjacent Places, K. R. Keshava Murthy
p. 1569 | Ramakantha, V.

Phylogenetic Networks: Concepts, Algorithms and Applications, Daniel H. Huson, Regula Rupp and Celine Scorna­vacca
p. 1570 | Singh, Tiratha Raj

Personal News
B. S. Ramakrishna (1921–2011)
p. 1572 | Anand, G. V.

Rahul Basu (1956–2011)
p. 1573 | Indumathi, D.

Historical Notes
Early pioneers of telescopic astronomy in India: G. V. Juggarow and his observatory
p. 1575 | Kameswara Rao, N.; Vagiswari, A.; Birdie, Christina

Advertisements
Apps for Science—Elsevier
p. 1582

Bangalore Microscopy Course—National Centre for Biological Sciences
p. 1583

Call for submission of experimental proposals for beam-time at Variable Energy K-130 room temperature Cyclotron—Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
p. 1584

SciFinder
p. 1585

Invites Application for the position of PROVOST (Vice-Chancellor)—Navrachana University
p. 1586

JRF Position in DBT Project—Tezpur University
p. 1587

Project Positions—Foundation for Ecological Security
p. 1587

Invitation for Top Talent in Research and Academics for Regular Positions—Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology
p. 1588

Junior Research Fellow (Two Posts)—West Bengal State University
p. 1588

Recruitment of Scientists (Fellows) for Major Research Projects—National Geophysical Research Institute
p. 1589

Asia-Pacific Emerging Company of the Year Award 2011—IMGENEX India
p. 1589

Talented Young Scientists in Climate Science—Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
p. 1590

Summer School on ‘Human Cellular Functional Assays’ (27 June –10 July 2011)—Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 1590

Research Fellows and Research Associates—National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute
p. 1591

Senior Research Fellow—Iladevi Cataract and IOL Research Centre
p. 1591

Jindal Prize
p. 1592

Associate Professor—Institute of Chemical Technology
p. 1592

Junior Research Fellow—Madurai Kamaraj University
p. 1593

Junior Research Fellow—BITS-Pilani, K. K. Birla Goa
p. 1593

Project Staff—Indian Institute of Technology Patna
p. 1593

Regular/Temporary Faculty Members—School of Biotechnology and Health Sciences
p. 1593

Next Generation Sequence (NGS) Data Analysis Workshop—IBAB
p. 1594

Positions to work in the DST-PURSE programme at Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
p. 1595

Junior Research Fellow—Narula Institute of Technology
p. 1595

Scientific Officer–Pigeonpea Breeding—International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-AridTropics
p. 1596

Junior Research Fellow—Janta Vedic College, Baraut (Baghpat)
p. 1596

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