Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 90 - Issue 1: 10 Jan, 2006
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In this issue
p. 0004

Guest Editorial
Ayurveda: Putting the house in order
p. 0005 | Valiathan, M. S.

The Pied Piper of IT
p. 0007 | Devadas, Mohan

Industry and academia
p. 0008 | Mukund, N.

Journal of negative results
p. 0008 | Kanojia, Deepak

Retired but active scientists can still be useful
p. 0009 | Gupta, Y. K.

World Food Prize for Modadugu
p. 0009 | Gupta, V.

Meeting Report
Thermophiles 2005
p. 0010 | Satyanarayana, T.; Singh, Satya P.

Linking Indian rivers vs Bay of Bengal monsoon activity
p. 0012 | Rajamani, V.

Research News
Wolff-Kishner reduction type method for multi-walled carbon nanotubes
p. 0014 | Srinivasan, C.

Infirmities and inconsistencies of Indian legislations on access and benefit sharing
p. 0015 | Ravi, S. Bala

Scientific Correspondence
Polyethylene biodegradation by a developed Penicillium-Bacillus biofilm
p. 0020 | Seneviratne, Gamini; Tennakoon, N. S.; Weerasekara, M. L. M. A. W.; Nandasena, K. A.

Occurrence of all nucleotide combinations at the third and the first positions of two adjacent codons in open reading frames of bacteria
p. 0022 | Das, Debojyoti; Satapathy, Siddhartha Sankar; Buragohain, Alak Kumar; Ray, Suvendra Kumar

Mapping QTLs underlying seedling vigour traits in rice (Oryza sativa L. )
p. 0024 | Kanbar, Adnan; Janamatti, M.; Sudheer, E.; Vinod, M. S.; Shashidhar, H. E.

Epigenetic barytes mineralization at Babarmal, District Udaipur, Rajasthan
p. 0027 | Avadich, P. C.

Breeding success of Oriental White Ibis (Threskiornis melanocephalus Latham) in captivity
p. 0028 | Devkar, R. V.; Khanpara, P. S.; Bhimani, S. H.; Katara, R. D.

General Articles
High-risk areas of malaria and prioritizing interventions in Assam
p. 0032 | Dev, V.; Dash, A. P.; Khound, K.

Priming pre-university education for nanotechnology
p. 0037 | Lakhtakia, Akhlesh

Review Articles
Hot corrosion and performance of nickel-based coatings
p. 0041 | Sidhu, T. S.; Prakash, S.; Agrawal, R. D.

Research Articles
Physics design of a safe and economic thorium reactor
p. 0048 | Pal, Usha; Jagannathan, V.

Microbially induced calcite precipitation in culture experiments: Possible origin for stalactites in Sahastradhara caves, Dehradun, India
p. 0058 | Baskar, Sushmitha; Baskar, R.; Mauclaire, L.; Mckenzie, J. A.

Electron probe micro analyser chemical zircon ages of the Khetri granitoids, Rajasthan, India: Records of widespread late Palaeoproterozoic extension-related magmatism
p. 0065 | Kaur, Parampreet; Chaudhri, Naveen; Biju-sekhar, S.; Yokoyama, K.

Multiplex PCR and genome analysis of Carnation mottle virus Indian isolate
p. 0074 | Raikhy, G.; Hallan, V.; Kulshrestha, S.; Ram, R.; Zaidi, A. A.

Research Communications
Comparison of efficiency tracing and zero detection threshold techniques with CIEMAT/NIST standardization method under different quench conditions with Liquid Scintillation Spectrometer
p. 0083 | Kulkarni, D. B.; Reddy, P. J.; Bhade, Sonali P. D.; Narayan, K. K.; Narayanan, A.; Krishnamachari, G.; Sharma, D. N.

Comparative analysis of tandem repeats in the 44 outer membrane proteins of non-pathogenic (K12) and two pathogenic (O157) strains of E. coli
p. 0088 | Mande, Sharmila S.; Rao, V. V. Raja

Patterns of accumulation of camptothecin, an anti-cancer alkaloid in Nothapodytes nimmoniana Graham., in the Western Ghats, India: Implications for identifying high-yielding sources of the alkaloid
p. 0095 | Padmanabha, B. V.; Chandrashekar, M.; Ramesha, B. T.; Gowda, H. C. Hombe; Gunaga, Rajesh P.; Suhas, S.; Vasudeva, R.; Ganeshaiah, K. N.; Shaanker, R. Uma

Genetic variation in ecoraces of tropical tasar silkworm, Antheraea mylitta D. using RFLF technique
p. 0100 | Mahendran, B.; Padhi, B. K.; Ghosh, Sudip K.; Kundu, S. C.

Effect of carbon source concentration and culture duration on retrievability of bacteria from certain estuarine, coastal and offshore areas around peninsular India
p. 0103 | Goltekar, Reshma C.; Krishnan, K. P.; Souza, Maria-judith B. D. De; Paropkari, A. L.; Bharathi, P. A. Loka

Crustal geoelectric structure and the focal depths of major stable continental region earthquakes in India
p. 0107 | Patro, B. Prasanta K.; Nagarajan, Nandini; Sarma, S. V. S.

Early Cambrian trace fossils from the Tal Formation of the Mussoorie Syncline, India
p. 0113 | Tiwari, Meera; Parcha, S. K.

Vertebrate steroids and the control of female reproduction in two decapod crustaceans, Emerita asiatica and Macrobrachium rosenbergii
p. 0119 | Gunamalai, V.; Kirubagaran, R.; Subramoniam, T.

Book Reviews
Theory and Phenomenology of Sparticles by Manuel Drees et al.
p. 0124 | Mukhi, Sunil

Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Science 2005 by Raymond Jeanloz et al
p. 0125 | Tandon, S. K.

Last Frontiers of the Mind - Challenges of the Digital Age by A. Mohandas Moses
p. 0125 | Sreekantan, B. V.

Personal News
Malepati Venkatarama Nayudu (1934-2005)
p. 0127 | Sreenivasulu, P.; Kumar, P. Lava

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Department of Science and Technology
p. 0131

S. Ramaseshan Science Writing Fellowships
p. 0132

Bright Career Opportunities in R&D of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants at CIMAP
p. 0133

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