Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 87 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2004
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0004

Editorial
Senses, science and the press
p. 0005 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Does India shine in scientific research?
p. 0007 | Virk, H. S.

Sivaraj Ramaseshan -- Reminiscences
p. 0008 | Rajanikanth, A.

Cotton scenario in India
p. 0008 | Shivagaje, Ashok; Kasture, Madhukar; Yadav, Dadabhau; Pandharikar, Nanda; Mathankar, Mayura

How to convert subtraction into addition
p. 0009 | Balasubrahmanyam, S. N.

Flaw in statistical method
p. 0010 | Sashidhar, V. R.

Response
p. 0010 | Sengupta, S.

Error in angles
p. 0011 | Abhyankar, K. D.

Response
p. 0011 | Balasubramanian, R.

News
Grid computing: Technology propelling frontiers of research
p. 0011 | Rao, K. R.

Research News
ATP synthase and the torsional mechanism: Resolving a 50-year-old mystery
p. 0016 | Jain, S.; Murugavel, R.; Hansen, L. D.

Commentary
Man-made drought and the looming water crisis
p. 0020 | Radhakrishna, B. P.

From the archives
From the archives
p. 0022

Scientific Correspondence
Isolation of microspore protoplasts in Rosa L.
p. 0023 | Pati, Pratap Kumar; Sharma, Madhu; Ahuja, P. S.

RAPD analysis of hybrid nature of the offspring of Gossypium hirsutum × G. raimondii
p. 0025 | Mehetre, S. S.; Gomes, M.; Eapen, S.

Bird-pollination in Sterculia colorata Roxb. (Sterculiaceae), a rare tree species in the Eastern Ghats of Visakhapatnam and East Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh
p. 0028 | Raju, A. J. Solomon; Rao, S. Purnachandra; Ezradanam, V.

General Articles
Designing a curriculum for university-level engineering programme
p. 0032 | Srinath, L. S.

India and the WSSD (Rio + 10), Johannesburg: Issues of national concern and international strategies
p. 0037 | Gupta, Anil K.; Yunus, Mohammad

Review Articles
Turmeric and curcumin: Biological actions and medicinal applications
p. 0044 | Chattopadhyay, Ishita; Biswas, Kaushik; Bandyopadhyay, Uday; Banerjee, Ranajit K.

Origin of agriculture and domestication of plants and animals linked to early Holocene climate amelioration
p. 0054 | Gupta, Anil K.

Research Articles
Molecular profiling and development of DNA marker associated with drought tolerance in tea clones growing in Darjeeling
p. 0060 | Mishra, Ranjan Kumar; Sen-Mandi, Swati

A three-step screening procedure for detection of covert and endophytic bacteria in plant tissue cultures
p. 0067 | Thomas, Pious

Residues of hexachlorocyclohexane isomers in soil and water samples from Delhi and adjoining areas
p. 0073 | Prakash, Om; Suar, Mrutyunjay; Raina, Vishakha; Dogra, Charu; Pal, Rinku; Lal, Rup

Research Communication
Iodine deficiency disorders among school children of Birbhum, West Bengal
p. 0078 | Biswas, Akhil Bandhu; Chakraborty, Indranil; Das, Dilip Kumar; Roy, Rabindra Nath; Mukhopadhyay, Sujishnu; Chatterjee, Subhramoy

Breeding ecology of a rare microhylid, Ramanella montana, in the forests of Western Ghats, India
p. 0080 | Krishna, Savitha N.; Krishna, Sharath B.; Vijayalaxmi, K. K.

Capacity of some Graphidaceous lichens to scavenge superoxide and inhibition of tyrosinase and xanthine oxidase activities
p. 0083 | Behera, B. C.; Adawadkar, Bharathi; Makhija, Urmila

Effect of UV-B radiation on antioxidant enzymes and its modulation by benzoquinone and a-tocopherol in cucumber cotyledons
p. 0087 | Jain, Karishma; Kataria, Sunita; Guruprasad, K. N.

Status, utility, threats and conservation options for rattan resources in Manipur
p. 0090 | Singh, H. Birkumar; Puni, L.; Jain, Alka; Singh, R. S.; Rao, P. G.

Sex versus non-sex versus cheaters
p. 0095 | Watve, Milind; Champhekar, Kanchan; Rao, Naina; Sarma, Kavitha; Shah, Beejal; Mahajani, Kshama

Fuzzy rule-based system for prediction of direct action avalanches
p. 0099 | Pant, Lalit Mohan; Ganju, Ashwagosha

Breakdown of synthetic potassic cordierite at low P--T conditions
p. 0104 | Ganesha, A. V.; Basavalingu, B.; Tareen, J. A. K.; Pasha, M. A.

Ultra structure of subitaneous and diapausing eggs of planktonic copepod Sinodiaptomus (Rhinediaptomus) indicus
p. 0109 | Dharani, G.; Altaff, K.

Book Reviews
Genes, Trade and Regulation: The Seeds of Conflict in Food Biotechnology by Thomas Bernauer
p. 0113 | Bhatia, C. R.

Red List of Threatened Vascular Plant Species in India -- Compiled from the 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants by C. Kameshwara Rao
p. 0114 | Rao, R. R.

Advances in Marine Biology, A. J. Southward Et Al(eds)
p. 0115 | Pandian, T. J.

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p. 0119

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p. 0119

SERC WINTER SCHOOL ON GEOLOGICAL MAPPING
p. 0120

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p. 0120

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p. 0121

School of Environmental Studies
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Indian Jute Industries Research Association
p. 0121

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