Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 84 - Issue 01: 10 Jan, 2003
In this Issue
In this Issue
p. 0004

Editorial
Academic Appointments: Contracts and Tenure
p. 0005 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Missing generation: Icons for Indian science
p. 0007 | Periasamy, Mariappan

Grow a head from within
p. 0007 | Chakraborty, Tushar K.

Restore the status of earth science
p. 0008 | Barthwal, Brijesh

Standard of doctorate degrees in the faculty of science
p. 0008 | Mehrotra, R. C.

Production of doctorates in selected Asian countries
p. 0009 | Arunachalam, Subbiah; Gunasekaran, Subbiah

A systematic approach to research on the development of nitrifi­cation inhibitors from indigenous resources
p. 0010 | Sahrawat, K. L.

Welwitschia mirabilis -- a rare xerophytic South African gymnosperm in National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow
p. 0011 | Sharma, S. C.; Goel, Anil K.

News
Indian Science Congress
p. 0012

Science and technology policy--200 3
p. 0013 | Sen, Nirupa

Research News
The question of life and death of sunspots
p. 0014 | Choudhary, Debi Prasad

From the archives
From the archives
p. 0016

Random selections
Random selections
p. 0017

Commentary
Undergraduate science education in India: possible remedies to an old problem?
p. 0018 | Chakrabarti, Bhismadev

Scientific Correspondence
Possible errors in historical dates: Error in correction from Julian to Gregorian calendars
p. 0021 | Apte, Mohan; Mahajani, Parag; Vahia, M. N.

Molecular identification of Phytophthora nicotianae isolates causing leaf rot of betelvine (Piper betle L. )
p. 0022 | Tripathi, A.; Singh, R.; Raj, S. K.; Singh, A. P.; Johri, J. K.

Mist net captures of the rarest fruit bat Latidens salimalii
p. 0024 | Singaravelan, N.; Marimuthu, G.

Technical Note
An inexpensive method for denatured and native multigel in a regular vertical slab gel system
p. 0027 | Saha, Sushanta Kumar; Kalib, A.; Uma, L.; Prabaharan, D.; Subramanian, G.

General Articles
Light and life
p. 0029 | Zewail, Ahmed

Natural history collections: A call for national information infrastructure
p. 0034 | Chavan, Vishwas; Krishnan, S.

Review Articles
The changing face of rhizobial systematics
p. 0043 | Sahgal, Manvika; Johri, B. N.

Research Account
Relative roles of computational fluid dynamics and wind tunnel testing in the development of aircraft
p. 0049 | Desai, S. S.

Research Articles
Mycobacterium leprae 18-kDa heat shock protein gene is polymorphic
p. 0064 | Shabaana, A. K.; Shankernarayan, N. P.; Dharmalingam, K.

Research Communication
Assembling gold nanoparticles in solution using phosphorothioate DNA as structural interconnects
p. 0071 | Kumar, Ashavani; Phadtare, Sumant; Guga, Piotr; Ganesh, Krishna N.; Sastry, Murali; Pasricha, Renu

Effect of curcumin analogues on oxidation of haemoglobin and lysis of erythrocytes
p. 0074 | Venkatesan, P.; Unnikrishnan, M. K.; Kumar, M. Sudheer; Rao, M. N. A.

Herbicide-resistant transgenics of bread wheat (T. aestivum) and emmer wheat (T. dicoccum) by particle bombardment and Agrobacterium-mediated approaches
p. 0078 | Chugh, Archana; Khurana, Paramjit

Proteome maps of flood-tolerant FR 13A and flood-sensitive IR 54 rice types depicting proteins associated with O2-deprivation stress and recovery regimes
p. 0083 | Dubey, Himanshu; Bhatia, Geeta; Pasha, Santosh; Grover, Anil

Past 20,000-year history of Himalayan aridity: Evidence from oxygen isotope records in the Bay of Bengal
p. 0090 | Chauhan, Onkar S.

Application of fossil cuticles in determining palaeoatmospheric CO2 concentration
p. 0093 | Mehrotra, R. C.; Tewari, Rajni; Joshi, Ashutosh

Status survey of the Blyth's tragopan in Blue Mountain National Park, Mizoram, India using call-count technique
p. 0095 | Ghose, Dipankar; Kaul, Rahul; Saha, Goutam Kumar

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science 2001
p. 0098 | Jain, B. K.

Molecular Systematics and Evolution: Theory and Practice
p. 0099 | Behera, Narayan

Biomolecular Sensors
p. 0101 | Kapoor, Mili; Surolia, Avadhesha

Recombinant Protein Drugs. Milesto­nes in Drug Therapy Series
p. 0101 | Sahni, Girish

Methods for Community Participation : A Complete Guide for Practitioners
p. 0102 | Murali, K. S.

Sahyadri, The Great Escarpment of the Indian Subcontinent
p. 0103 | Jain, A. K.; Singh, S.

Personal News
Anil Kumar
p. 0105 | Rao, K. R.

Advertisements
Bharathidasan University: Appointments
p. 0106

Indian Institute of Astrophysics: Appointments
p. 0107

Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehra Dun: Appointment
p. 0108

Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi: appointments
p. 0109

Sir Dorabji Tata Centre for Research in Tropical Diseases : The Fourth Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium
p. 0109

The Prof. T. N. Ananthakrishnan Foundation: Prof. T. N. Ananthakrishnan Award
p. 0110

Project Directorate on Animal Disease Monitoring And Surveillance, Bangalore: Appointments
p. 0110

Invitation: International Herb Expert Pankaj Oudhia
p. 0111

School of Life Sciences Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya: Appointments
p. 0111

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