Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 89 - Issue 01: 10 Jul, 2005
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0003

Guest Editorial
Balancing the equation
p. 0005 | Desiraju, Gautam R.

Correspondence
Einstein, Gandhi, Nehru and Tagore and their invariant principles
p. 0007 | Parasnis, Arawind S.

Universities and Vice-Chancellors
p. 0007 | Gupta, D. P.

Shed cloak of prejudice vis-à-vis women
p. 0008 | Anand, T. Prem

Projects in schools and colleges
p. 0008 | Biyani, A. K.

Predicting potential geographic distributions of invading species
p. 0009 | Peterson, A. Townsend

'Lakes for sale' - A disturbing development
p. 0010 | Karanth, R. V.

The living root bridges of Meghalaya
p. 0010 | Mathew, Rosamma

Organic farming
p. 0011 | Mehta, M. H.

Buckingham Canal saved people in Andhra Pradesh (India) from the tsunami of 26 December 2004
p. 0012 | Rao, B. Ramalingeswara

From the archives
From the archives
p. 0014

News
P. Balaram takes over as Director, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
p. 0014

Coping with disasters in future: Some Indian initiatives
p. 0015 | Chadha, R. K.; Rajendran, Kusala

Genetically modified organisms - Biosafety aspects
p. 0016 | Moza, Monika Koul

DRDO research grants
p. 0017

Commentary
Relevance of geology
p. 0018 | Radhakrishna, B. P.

Opinion
Deemed university status to national laboratories: Need for a national debate
p. 0021 | Raghuram, N.

Technical Note
A precise control of AC servo motor using neural network PID controller
p. 0023 | Cho, Geum-bae; Kim, Pyoung-ho

Scientific Correspondence
Effect of tsunami on coastal crop husbandry in parts of Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu
p. 0030 | Chandrasekharan, H.; Singh, V. P.; Rao, D. U. M.; Nagarajan, M.; Chandrasekaran, B.

Was there active tsunami generation during 28 March 2005 Sumatra earthquake?
p. 0032 | Agarwal, Vijay K.; Agarwal, Neeraj; Rajkumar

Impact of tsunami on meiofauna of Marina beach, Chennai, India
p. 0034 | Altaff, K.; Sugumaran, J.; Naveed, S.; S. Naveed, Md.

Phylogeography and origin of Indian domestic cattle
p. 0038 | Baig, Mumtaz; Beja-pereira, Albano; Mohammad, Rizwan; Kulkarni, Kashinath; Farah, Samira; Luikart, Gordon

Initial colonization of Red Pierrot butterfly, Talicada nyseus nyseus Guerin (Lycaenidae) in the lower western Himalayas: An indicator of the changing environment
p. 0041 | Singh, Arun P.

General Articles
Paediatric ocular trauma
p. 0043 | Kaur, Apjit; Agrawal, Ajai

Special Section: Microbial Diversity (Guest Editor: B. M. Johri)
Cyanobacterial biodiversity and potential applications in biotechnology
p. 0047 | Thajuddin, N.; Subramanian, G.

Research Communication
A low-cost, rapid, sensitive and reliable PCR-based alternative method for predicting the presence of possible live microbial contaminants in food
p. 0053 | Mukhopadhyay, Utpal Kumar; Mukhopadhyay, Alka

Special Section: Microbial Diversity (Guest Editor: B. M. Johri)
Fungal biodiversity: Distribution, conservation and prospecting of fungi from India
p. 0058 | Manoharachary, C.; Singh, Reena; Adholeya, Alok; Suryanarayanan, T. S.; Rawat, Seema; Johri, B. N.; Sridhar, K.

'Unculturable' bacterial diversity: An untapped resource
p. 0072 | Sharma, Rakesh; Ranjan, Ravi; Kapardar, Raj Kishor; Grover, Amit

Book Reviews
The Health of Nations: Infectious Disease, Environmental Change and their Effects on National Security and Development
p. 0078 | Tandon, P. N.

Special Section: Microbial Diversity (Guest Editor: B. M. Johri)
Extremophilic microbes: Diversity and perspectives
p. 0078 | Satyanarayana, T.; Raghukumar, Chandralata; Shivaji, S.

Microbial diversity in desert ecosystems
p. 0091 | Bhatnagar, Ashish; Bhatnagar, Monica

Microbial diversity: Application of micro-organisms for the biodegradation of xenobiotics
p. 0101 | Jain, Rakesh Kumar; Kapur, Manisha; Labana, Sumeet; Lal, Banwari; Sarma, Priyangshu Manab; Bhattacharya, Dhruva; Thakur, Indu Shekhar

Genetic diversity of pathogenic microorganisms: Basic insights, public health implications and the Indian initiatives
p. 0113 | Virdi, J. S.; Sachdeva, Pooja

Rumen microbial ecosystem
p. 0124 | Kamra, D. N.

Diversity of plant growth and soil health supporting bacteria
p. 0136 | Tilak, K. V. B. R.; Ranganayaki, N.; Pal, K. K.; De, R.; Saxena, A. K.; Nautiyal, C. Shekhar; Mittal, Shilpi; Tripathi, A. K.; Johri, B. N.

Microorganism diversity: Strategy and action plan
p. 0151 | Johri, Bhavdish N.; Ganguly, B. N.; Goel, S. K.; Virdi, J. S.; Tripathi, A. K.; Jain, R. K.; Kamra, D. N.; Bhatnagar, Ashish

Research Articles
Inventorying plant biodiversity in homegardens: A case study in Barak Valley, Assam, North East India
p. 0155 | Das, Tapasi; Das, Ashesh Kumar

Research Communication
Monsoon circulation induced variability in total column ozone over India
p. 0164 | Londhe, A. L.; Kumari, B. Padma; Kulkarni, J. R.; Jadhav, D. B.

Levels of free radical scavengers and antioxidants in post-reperfused patients of myocardial infarction
p. 0168 | Bhakuni, Pushpa; Chandra, M.; Misra, M. K.

Phototoxic effect of some porphyrin derivatives against the larvae of Aedes aegypti, a major vector of dengue fever
p. 0170 | Karunaratne, Veranja; Wickramasinghe, Anura; Herath, Ajith M. C.; Amarasinghe, Priyani H.; Karunaratne, S. H. P. Parakrama; Rajapakse, Gamini

Studies on reproductive biology of a threatened tree fern, Cyathea spinulosa Wall. ex Hook
p. 0173 | Khare, P. B.; Behera, S. K.; Srivastava, Ruchi; Shukla, S. P.

Isolation of endophytic plant growth promoting Burkholderia sp. MSSP from root nodules of Mimosa pudica
p. 0177 | Pandey, Piyush; Kang, S. C.; Maheshwari, D. K.

Purification of Tomato leaf curl Bangalore virus and production of polyclonal antibodies
p. 0181 | Devaraja; Narayanaswamy, Kirthi; Savithri, H. S.; Muniyappa, V.

Ground penetrating radar studies of a point-bar in the Mahi River Basin, Gujarat
p. 0183 | Sridhar, Alpa; Patidar, Atul

Evidence of elastic strength variation across the Central Indian Tectonic Zone: A support to the Proterozoic collisional tectonics
p. 0190 | Stephen, Jimmy; Singh, S. B.; Yedekar, D. B.

Ecological impact of tsunami on Nicobar Islands (Camorta, Katchal, Nancowry and Trinkat)
p. 0195 | Ramachandran, S.; Anitha, S.; Balamurugan, V.; Dharanirajan, K.; Vendhan, K. Ezhil; Divien, Marie Irene Preeti; Vel, A. Senthil; Hussain, I. Sujjahad; Udayaraj, A.

Biomass availability and forage quality of Eurotia ceratoides Mey in the rangelands of Changthang, eastern Ladakh
p. 0201 | Uniyal, Sanjay Kr.; Awasthi, Anjali; Rawat, Gopal S.

Book Reviews
Understanding Environment, Kiran B. Chhokar Et Al(eds)
p. 0206 | Ramachandra, T. V.; Nagarathna, A. V.

Amphibians of Peninsular India by R. J. Ranjit Daniels
p. 0207 | Gururaja, K. V.

Walker's Carnivores of the World by Ronald. M. Nowak
p. 0208 | Mukherjee, Shomita

Viruses and the Evolution of Life by Luis P. Villarreal
p. 0208 | Virdi, J. S.

Personal News
T. B. Rajashekar
p. 0210 | Arunachalam, Subbiah; Balakrishnan, N.

Historical Notes
Samanta's planet placing
p. 0211 | Naik, Prahallad Chandra

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p. 0215

DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY CALL FOR PROPOSALS IN THE AREA OF GENOMICS AND METABOLOMICS OF MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS
p. 0218

Stree Shakti “The Parallel Force”
p. 0219

Department of Science and Technology CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF RESEARCH INTEREST BY SCIENTIST
p. 0220

Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology
p. 0221

XX Congress of the International Sericultural Commission
p. 0222

REFRESHER COURSE ON PHYSICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE
p. 0223

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
p. 0224

JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CENTRE FOR ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
p. 0225

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS
p. 0225

Deccan College-Post-Graduate and Research Institute (Deemed University)
p. 0226

INDO-U.S. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FORUM
p. 0226

Charutar Vidya Mandal
p. 0227

Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Delhi
p. 0227

G. T. Patil College
p. 0228

University of Mysore
p. 0228

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Deemed University
p. 0228

Scientific Correspondence
A new chromosome number in Polygonatum cirrhifolium Royle - an endangered liliaceous medicinal herb
p. 1080 | Lattoo, Surrinder K.; Khan, Shabnam; Dhar, Autar K.

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