Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 104 - Issue 03: 10 Feb, 2013
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 0278

Editorial
Science and Social Science: The Spreading Tentacles of Biology
p. 0279 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Aerosol optical depth measurements has Bangalore cornered
p. 0281 | Pradyumna, Adithya

Lessons from the Italian court verdict on earthquake risk assessment
p. 0282 | Shah, A. A.

A response on intellectual plagiarism
p. 0282 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Bio-toilets for Indian Railways
p. 0283 | Kumar, Sudhir

German Bundesrat proposes second usage of publicly funded research
p. 0283 | Carbon, Claus-Christian

Difficulties in doing science at school
p. 0284 | Singh, Udayan

Popularization of Perilla seed oil as a functional food source
p. 0284 | Chauhan, Nirpendra; Haider, S. Zafar; Singh, Sher; Lohani, Hema

Sarasvati
p. 0285 | Giosan, Liviu; Clift, Peter D.; Macklin, Mark G.; Fuller, Dorian Q.

News
Wheat genome sequencing: a milestone in cereal genomics and its future potential
p. 0286 | Muthamilarasan, Mehanathan; Prasad, Manoj

Research News
Cutting-edge research on plant miRNAs
p. 0287 | Muthamilarasan, Mehanathan; Prasad, Manoj

In Conversation
Ei-ichi Negishi
p. 0290 | Soumya, K. V.

Commentary
‘Fourth World botany’: documentation and preservation
p. 0292 | Khasim, S. M.; Naidu, K. A.; Jhansi, K.

Scientific Correspondence
Ambrosia psilostachya DC (Asteraceae) – a new record but a potential threat to Indian flora
p. 0294 | Prasad, T. V. Ramachandra; Rao, R. R.; Sanjay, M. T.; Sharma, R. A.

Grooming of sambar (Rusa unicolor) by rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) in Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan, India
p. 0296 | Vasava, Anirudhkumar G.; Mahato, Subhasis; Navaneethan, M.; Dashahre, Anil

Correlation of data on loss-on-ignition and palynology for Late Quaternary climate change in southwestern Madhya Pradesh, India
p. 0299 | Chauhan, M. S.; Kumar, Kamlesh; Quamar, M. F.; Sharma, Anupam

Technical Note
An embedded system for aiding navigation of visually impaired persons
p. 0302 | Kumar, Amit; Patra, Rusha; Mahadevappa, M.; Mukhopadhyay, J.; Majumdar, A. K.

General Articles
Impact of access to e-resources through the UGC-INFONET Digital Library Consortium on research output of member universities
p. 0307 | Arora, Jagdish; Trivedi, Kruti J.; Kembhavi, Ajit

Bad weather and aircraft accidents – global vis-à-vis Indian scenario
p. 0316 | Jenamani, Rajendra Kumar; Kumar, Ashok

Review Articles
Assembling BNF system in rice plant: frontier areas of research
p. 0326 | Roy, Mihirlal; Srivastava, Ramesh C.

Research Articles
Isotopes and ion chemistry to identify salinization of coastal aquifers of Sabarmati River Basin
p. 0335 | Rina, Kumari; Datta, P. S.; Singh, Chander Kumar; Mukherjee, Saumitra

Research Communication
A simple method for total genomic DNA extraction from water moulds
p. 0345 | Prabha, T. R.; Revathi, K.; Vinod, M. S.; Shanthakumar, S. P.; Bernard, Paul

Quantifying water stress using crop water stress index in mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla King) seedlings
p. 0348 | Sneha, C.; Santhoshkumar, A. V.; Sunil, K. M.

Multiplex PCR water testing kit for rapid, economic and simultaneous detection of Escherichia coli, Yersinia enterocolitica and Aeromonas hydrophila from drinking water
p. 0352 | Pandove, G.; Sahota, P.; Vikal, Y.; Kaur, B.

Remote sensing-based hazard assessment of glacial lakes in Sikkim Himalaya
p. 0359 | Raj, K. Babu Govindha; Remya, S. N.; Kumar, K. Vinod

Palaeomagnetism of Khairmalia Volcanics, south of Chittorgarh – implications related to the basal age of the Proterozoic Vindhyan Supergroup
p. 0364 | Rao, Y. H.; Venkateshwarlu, M.; Papanna, G.; Rao, B. Ramalingeshwara

Book Reviews
Open Access. Peter Suber
p. 0368 | Madras, Giridhar

Chemistry Was Their Life: Pioneer British Women Chemists. Marelene Rayner-Canham and Geoff Rayner-Canham
p. 0369 | Venkatraman, Vijaysree

Gauge Fields, Knots and Gravity (Series on Knots and Everything – Vol. 4). John C. Baez and Javier P. Muniain
p. 0371 | David, Justin R.

Personal News
Devendra Lal (1929–2012)
p. 0372 | Sreekantan, B. V.; Gaur, Vinod K.

Sri Niwas (1946–2012) (373)
p. 0373 | Singh, R. N.; Rai, S. S.

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Call for Pre-proposals on Biotechnological Interventions for Improving Productivity of Fruits and Vegetable Crops
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Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Modern Biotechnology: Concepts and Practice
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Undergraduate Programme: Admissions for 2013 - Indian Institute of Science
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National Workshop on CSIR Climate Observations and Modelling Network
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Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Quantum Mechanics
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DST sponsored Workshop on ‘Green and Sustainable Technologies’
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Eighth Teacher/Researcher Training Workshop in Biological Sciences at Indian Institute of Science
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Research Associate, Senior Research Fellow and Junior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Science
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Nominations Invited for Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prizes for Science and Technology – 2013
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Summer Research Programme 2013
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Junior Research Fellow - Karpagam University
p. 0386

Vacancies for Position of Scientists - Kerala Forest Research Institute
p. 0387

Wellcome Trust
p. 0387

Summer Students’ Programme 2013 - Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
p. 0388

Junior Research Fellowship Programme - August 2013 - Physical Research Laboratory
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Invites Applications for M.Phil. in Natural Resource Management - Indian Institute of Forest Management
p. 0389

Junior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Science
p. 0389

Karnatak University
p. 0390

Employment Notice - Sher-e-Kashmir
p. 0391

Junior Research Fellow - University of Madras
p. 0391

Short Term Training Course on ‘Plant Genetic Engineering’ - Bharathidasan University
p. 0391

Junior Research Fellow - University of Madras
p. 0392

Summer School in Environmental Impact Assessment
p. 0392

National Ramsar Sites Stakeholders Meet and Wetland Conservation Seminar
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