Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 75 - Issue 10: 25 Nov, 1998
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0975

Editorial
The Raman legacy
p. 0977 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
New restrictions on animal experimentation - Where do we go from here?
p. 0979 | Shiras, Anjali; Parab, Pradeep B.; Bhonde, Ramesh R.

Ailments of Indian science and suggested remedies
p. 0979 | Nath, Narendra

Nuclear breeders
p. 0980 | Krishnan, L. V.

Author's travails
p. 0981 | Dadhich, N. K.

Plantscape and insect biodiversity: Neglected dimensions
p. 0982 | Ananthakrishnan, T. N.

Geology underestimated in landslides
p. 0983 | Vishwakarma, Rajesh K.

News
Golden jubilee celebration at RRI--A brief report
p. 0983

Research News
Integers and fractions
p. 0985 | Sen, Diptiman

Nitric oxide as a cell signaling molecule: The 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine
p. 0987 | Gupta, P. K.

Commentary
Life beyond earth
p. 0991 | Bhandari, N.

Opinion
New trends and fashions in science and apathy of funding authorities towards areas in classical science
p. 0994 | Pant, D. D.

Scientific Correspondence
Who is afraid of breeders?
p. 0996 | Rodriguez, Placid; Lee, S. M.

Molecular chaperones
p. 1000 | Kumarevel, T. S.; Ponnuswamy, M. N.; Gromiha, M. Michael

Sponges from the Ordovician of (Takche Formation) Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
p. 1002 | Maithy, P. K.; Kumar, Gopendra; Ghosh, Amit K.

General Articles
Our dynamic Sun: The principal source of new physics
p. 1006 | Dwivedi, Bhola N.

Groundwater contamination and health hazards by some of the most commonly used pesticides
p. 1011 | Ali, Imran; Jain, C. K.

Review Articles
Baculoviruses as biopesticides
p. 1015 | Mishra, Seema

Research Articles
Protein alterations associated with salinity, desiccation, high and low temperature stresses and abscisic acid application in seedlings of Pusa 169, a high-yielding rice (Oryza sativa L. ) cultivar
p. 1023 | Pareek, Ashwani; Singla, Sneh Lata; Grover, Anil

High frequency induction of multiple shoots and plant regeneration from seedling explants of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L. )
p. 1036 | Geetha, N.; Venkatachalam, P.; Prakash, V.; Sita, G. Lakshmi

Research Communication
A thermotropic biaxial nematic liquid crystal
p. 1042 | Chandrasekhar, S.; Nair, Geetha G.; Rao, D. S. Shankar; Prasad, S. Krishna; Praefcke, K.; Blunk, D.

An efficient technique to solve TSP and its extension to spatially spread vertices
p. 1046 | Ravikumar, C. N.; Gowda, K. Chidananda; Nagabhushanam, P.

Induction of somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration from leaf callus of Terminalia arjuna Bedd.
p. 1052 | Kumari, Nishi; Jaiswal, Uma; Jaiswal, V. S.

Induction of root nodules and genetic variability for paranodulation in rainfed upland rice
p. 1056 | Kalagudi, Girish M.; Shenoy, V. V.

Mycoplasma-like organisms as the causative agent of witches' broom of Cedrela (Cedrela toona Roxb. ) in Himachal Pradesh, India
p. 1058 | Nath, S.

Discovery of vesicular exocytosis in procaryotes and its role in Salmonella invasion
p. 1062 | Yashroy, Rakesh Chander

Induced spawning and establishment of a captive population for an endangered fish, Ompok bimaculatus in India
p. 1066 | Sridhar, S.; Vijayakumar, C.; Haniffa, M. A.

Female heterogamety in Indian populations of Polypedilum nubifer (Diptera: Chironomidae)
p. 1068 | De, Abhijit; Gupta, S. P.

Geothermal and seismic evidence for the fluids in the crust beneath Koyna, India
p. 1070 | Sharma, S. P.; Mall, D. M.

Nonchaotic earthquake occurrence near Oroville reservoir, California
p. 1074 | Srivastava, H. N.; Bhattacharya, S. N.

Erratum
Occurrence of Veryhachium and its implication on the age of the Vaishnodevi Limestone, Jammu
p. 1078 | Venkatachala, B. S.; Kumar, Ashok

Energy and environmental issues in transport [Curr. Sci., 1998, 75, 804]
p. 1078

Detection of antibacterial activity in the floral petals of some higher plants
p. 1078 | Darokar, M. P.; Mathur, A.; Dwivedi, S.; Bhalla, P.; Khanuja, S. P. S.; Kumar, Sushil

Book Reviews
Ramanujan: Letters and Commentary
p. 1079 | Andrews, George E.

Science and Engineering Indicators 1998
p. 1080 | Arunachalam, S.

Basic Demographic Techniques and Applications
p. 1081 | Chandrasekaran, C.

Biomass Energy Systems, Proceedings of the International Conference
p. 1081 | Kalbag, S. S.

Cellular and Molecular Biology of Gonadal Development and Maturation in Mammals: Fundamentals and Biomedical Implications
p. 1082 | Saidapur, S. K.; Shanbhag, B. A.

Historical Notes
M. S. Krishnan: Geologist par excellence
p. 1084 | Sankaran, A. V.

The spirit of a giant
p. 1085 | Venkataraman, G.

Advertisements
G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
p. 1095

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research - Academic Positions
p. 1096

Current Issue
Current Issue
Volume 122
Issue 12, 2022