Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 93 - Issue 10: 25 Nov, 2007
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1334

Correspondence
Water crisis in India
p. 1335 | Sreenivasan, K. R.

Should scientists be proactive?
p. 1335 | Raval, U.

River erosion and integrated water resources development
p. 1336 | Naik, P.; Naik, R. R.

Anti-infective agents: Natural products based drug discovery
p. 1336 | John, Jacob E.

Technologies for sustainable rural development in the Central Himalaya
p. 1337 | Ghosh, P.

Sacred groves in Meghalaya
p. 1338 | Samati, H.; Gogoi, R.

Threat to medicinal plants of Kumaon Himalaya
p. 1339 | Tripathi, Mayank

Meeting Report
Thermophiles 2007
p. 1340 | Satyanarayana, T.

Science and technology in Karnataka
p. 1342 | Jayappa, K. S.

Research News
The unsettled plume hypothesis
p. 1344 | Sankaran, A. V.

Opinion
Methane emission, rice production and food security
p. 1346 | Seshadri, S.

Biotechnological intervention in jatropha for biodiesel production
p. 1347 | Nambisan, Padma

Commentary
Health care in India and USA
p. 1349 | Sinha, Dinesh P.

Scientific Correspondence
Bangalore from above: An archaeological overview
p. 1352 | Rajani, M. B.

Liquid scintillation counting and AMS 14C radiocarbon dating of associated charcoals and a carbonized seed of Annona squamosa L. to analyse its antiquity in India
p. 1354 | Sekar, B.; Pokharia, Anil K.; Prasad, G. V. Ravi; Chowdhury, R. K.; Rajagopalan, G.; Pal, J. N.

Pharmacognosy can help minimize accidental misuse of herbal medicine
p. 1356 | Kumar, C. Dinesh

Indicator species for the natural regeneration of Shorea robusta Gaertn. f. (sal)
p. 1359 | Gautam, Mukesh Kumar; Tripathi, A. K.; Manhas, R. K.

Phosphatases in aflatoxin-producing and non-producing strains of Aspergillus flavus Link
p. 1362 | Singh, Ishwar; Singh, Ved Pal

General Articles
Nonlinearity and holism in geological systems - Some reflections
p. 1364 | Sen, Ranen; Chakrabarti, Saradindra

Bio-business in brief: The challenges of clinical trials
p. 1367 | Mehdiratta, Ritu; Parida, Deepak Kumar; Saberwal, Gayatri

Research Articles
Effect of heteropolyacid and its route of incorporation on the photocatalytic properties of zeolite-based materials
p. 1376 | Rayalu, Sadhana S.; Dubey, Nidhi; Chatti, Ravikrishna V.; Joshi, Meenal V.; Labhsetwar, Nitin K.; Devotta, Sukumar

DNA analysis reveals genomic homogeneity and single nucleotide polymorphism in 5. 8S ribosomal RNA gene spacer region among commercial cultivars of the button mushroom Agaricus bisporus in India
p. 1383 | Yadav, Mahesh C.; Challen, Michael P.; Singh, S. K.; Elliott, Tim J.

Development of barnase/barstar transgenics for hybrid seed production in Indian oilseed mustard (Brassica juncea L. Czern & Coss) using a mutant acetolactate synthase gene conferring resistance to imidazolinone-based herbicide 'Pursuit'
p. 1390 | Ray, Krishna; Bisht, Naveen C.; Pental, Deepak; Burma, Pradeep Kumar

Soil loss and crop productivity model in humid subtropical India
p. 1397 | Bhattacharyya, T.; Babu, Ram; Sarkar, D.; Mandal, C.; Dhyani, B. L.; Nagar, A. P.

Research Communication
The role of Alfven drag in the planetary cratering process
p. 1404 | Rawal, J. J.; Ramadurai, S.

Optimal ordering policies of inventory model for deteriorating items having generalized Pareto lifetime
p. 1407 | Rao, K. Srinivasa; Begum, Kousar Jaha; Murty, M. Vivekanada

Genotyping of virus involved in the 2006 Chikungunya outbreak in South India (Kerala and Puducherry)
p. 1412 | Kumar, N. Pradeep; Mitha, M. Madhu; Krishnamoorthy, N.; Kamaraj, T.; Joseph, Rajan; Jambulingam, P.

Comparative analysis of GPS baseline data using different stochastic modelling techniques
p. 1416 | Chakravarty, D.; Venugopal, S.; Ghosh, S. K.

Ground-penetrating radar investigation along Pinjore Garden Fault: Implication toward identification of shallow subsurface deformation along active fault, NW Himalaya
p. 1422 | Malik, J. N.; Sahoo, A. K.; Shah, A. A.

Widespread deficiencies of sulphur, boron and zinc in dryland soils of the Indian semi-arid tropics
p. 1428 | Sahrawat, K. L.; Wani, S. P.; Rego, T. J.; Pardhasaradhi, G.; Murthy, K. V. S.

Diversity of fluorescent pseudomonads isolated from the forest soils of the Western Ghats of Uttara Kannada
p. 1433 | Megha, Y. J.; Alagawadi, A. R.; Krishnaraj, P. U.

In vitro clonal propagation of biodiesel plant (Jatropha curcas L. )
p. 1438 | Datta, Mukul Manjari; Mukherjee, Priyanka; Ghosh, Biswajit; Jha, Timir Baran

A new species of the Indian caecilian genus Gegeneophis Peters (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae) from the surroundings of Mahadayi Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats
p. 1442 | Bhatta, Gopalakrishna; Dinesh, K. P.; Prashanth, P.; Kulkarni, Nirmal U.

Book Reviews
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics, 2006 by Aravinda Chakravarti and Eric Green (eds)
p. 1446 | Khosla, Sanjeev

Annual Review of Biophysics and Bio­molecular Structure, 2007 by Rees, Sheetz and Williamson (eds)
p. 1446 | Chatterji, Dipankar

Personal News
Shyam Lal Yadava (1953-2007)
p. 1448 | Ghosh, Mrinal K.

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