Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 102 - Issue 09: 10 May, 2012
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1240

Editorial
Innocence and Sophistication: Users and Equipment
p. 1241 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Bt-cotton: the ‘five-percent issue’ may add misery to the mixed bag
p. 1243 | Muralimohan, K.; Srinivasa, Y. B.

The past, present and future of UG degree colleges
p. 1244 | Chakrabarti, Bhupati

S&T coverage in English-language Indian dailies
p. 1244 | Dutt, Bharvi; Garg, K. C.

Ban on animal dissection a bane to life science education
p. 1245 | Dharmapalan, Biju

Some lianas in Tripura, India, demand urgent conservation efforts
p. 1246 | Darlong, Lalawmkima; Bhattacharyya, Debjyoti

Slash-and-burn agriculture in Eastern Himalayan zone of Arunachal Pradesh, North East India
p. 1247 | Wangpan, Tonlong; Tangjang, Sumpam

Monitor lizards and geckos used in traditional medicine face extinction and need protection
p. 1248 | Subramanean, J.; Reddy, M. Vikram

News
Parliament sessions – planning versus performance
p. 1250 | Sarkar, Jaimini

In Conversation
Robbert Dijkgraaf
p. 1252 | Edwards, John

Commentary
Impact of climate change on weeds in the rice–wheat cropping system
p. 1254 | Mahajan, Gulshan; Singh, Samunder; Chauhan, Bhagirath Singh

Scientific Correspondence
A protocol for differential staining of inner cell mass and trophectoderm of embryos for evaluation of health status
p. 1256 | Selokar, N. L.; Saha, A. P.; Saini, M.; Muzaffar, M.; Chauhan, M. S.; Manik, R. S.; Palta, P.; Singla, S. K.

An RNA isolation protocol for recovery of high quality functional RNA from fungi and plants
p. 1257 | Prasad, Pramod; Kumar, J.

A lion figurine with non-Acheulian Lower Palaeolithic implements
p. 1260 | Rajendran, P.

General Articles
Mathematics: the language of science
p. 1262 | Mitra, A. N.

A digital herbarium for the flora of Karnataka
p. 1268 | Sankara Rao, K.; Sringeswara, A. N.; Kumar, Deepak; Pulla, Sandeep; Sukumar, R.

Review Articles
Use of modified clays for retention and supply of water and nutrients
p. 1272 | Basak, B. B.; Pal, Sharmistha; Datta, S. C.

Research Articles
Somatic embryogenesis in ‘maggar’ bamboo (Dendrocalamus hamiltonii) and field performance of regenerated plants
p. 1279 | Bag, Niladri; Palni, Lok Man S.; Chandra, Suman; Nandi, Shyamal K.

Assessment of increasing threat of forest fires in Rajasthan, India using multi-temporal remote sensing data (2005–2010)
p. 1288 | Krishna, P. Hari; Reddy, C. Sudhakar

Research Communication
Comparison of mesospheric mean vertical winds between MST radar and empirical model over a tropical station
p. 1298 | Eswaraiah, S.; Ratnam, M. Venkat; Portnyagin, Yu. I.; Merzlyakov, Evgeny; Rao, S. Vijaya Bhaskara

Spatial variation of soil organic carbon stock in a typical agricultural farm of hot arid ecosystem of India
p. 1303 | Santra, Priyabrata; Kumawat, R. N.; Mertia, R. S.; Mahla, H. R.; Sinha, N. K.

Petrographic studies on a newly discovered Indo-Arabian stone anchor from the Gulf of Kachchh, Gujarat: implications for source area
p. 1309 | Tripati, Sila; Mudolkar, Abhay; Khedekar, Vijay

Book Reviews
Falling for Science: Objects in Mind, Sherry Turkle (ed. )
p. 1314 | Monto, Geethanjali

Berenike and the Ancient Maritime Spice Route. Steven E. Sidebotham
p. 1315 | Nayar, N. M.

Smut Fungi of the World by Kálmán Vánky
p. 1316 | Sharma, N. D.

Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, 2011. Randy Schekman, Larry Goldstein and Ruth Lehman (eds)
p. 1318 | Pal, Jayanta K.; Banerjee, Tanushree

Historical Notes
Srinivasa Ramanujan: an interpreter of dreams
p. 1320 | Rajendran, C. P.

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p. 1323

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p. 1324

Ranbbaxy Research Awards
p. 1325

FORTIETH REFRESHER COURSE IN EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
p. 1326

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
p. 1327

Call for Applications for Field Training Course in Glaciology
p. 1328

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p. 1329

Refresher Course in Theoretical Physics
p. 1330

Junior Research Fellow — PSN College of Engineering and Technology
p. 1331

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p. 1331

2012 Lilly Outstanding Thesis Awards
p. 1332

Call for BRSI Annual Awards Nominations for 2011 and Fellows for 2012
p. 1332

DBT sponsored Short Term Training Course on ‘Molecular Biology and Organic Synthesis’
p. 1333

Junior Research Fellow — Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences
p. 1333

Laboratoire d'Informatique/Computer Science Laboratory
p. 1334

39th COSPAR Scientific Assembly
p. 1334

Ph D Fellowships in ICT–DAE Centre for Chemical Engineering Education and Research
p. 1335

Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology
p. 1335

Vision Group on Science and Technology — Government of Karnataka
p. 1336

Microscopy Course 2012—NCBS
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