Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 93 - Issue 11: 10 Dec, 2007
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1465

Correspondence
Impact of the top three exclusive medical journals of India
p. 1467 | Menezes, Ritesh G.; Shetty, B. Suresh Kumar; Kanchan, Tanuj; Lobo, Stany W.; Kumar, T. S. Mohan; Shetty, Mahabalesh

Tiger farms - How are they justifiable?
p. 1467 | Xavier, Nicky

Lack of motivation for quality research
p. 1468 | Arya, Arun

Lack of statistical confidence
p. 1468 | Bapat, Arun

Reviving quality in plant science education
p. 1469 | Dharmapalan, Biju

'No-charge' journals: A choice for low-quality science?
p. 1470 | Kozak, Marcin

News
Gene targeting in mice using embryonic stem cells: The 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology
p. 1470 | Gupta, P. K.

Meeting Report
Nutrition-secure India - How do we get there? Nutrition conclave discusses the way forward
p. 1473 | Bamji, Mahtab S.

Entomology Academy of India
p. 1476 | Ananthakrishnan, T. N.; Jesudasan, R. W. Alexander

Research News
The florigen mystery: A potential solution for an ancient riddle
p. 1477 | Jeyaraman, R.; Varghese, Susan Mary

Commentary
Lessons from Japan in intellectual property reforms
p. 1479 | Paturu, Dileep K.; Aswal, Abhilasha; Imaduddin, H. Mohd

Opinion
Mathematics phobia: Are the mathematical sciences a pothole in the road of life?
p. 1481 | Rameau, Pavlov; Louime, Clifford

Spreading fast yet unnoticed: Are we in for another invasion?
p. 1483 | Jaryan, Vikrant; Chopra, Sheetal; Uniyal, Sanjay Kr.; Singh, R. D.

Scientific Correspondence
Nuclear georeactor generation of the earth's geomagnetic field
p. 1485 | Herndon, J. Marvin

Software for DNA fingerprinting analyses
p. 1488 | Bala, Madhu

Population status of Gymnocladus assamicus, a critically endangered tree species in Arunachal Pradesh
p. 1489 | Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.; Arunachalam, A.; Das, A. K.

Biotechnological process for the treatment of fleshing from tannery industries for methane generation
p. 1492 | Vasudevan, N.; Ravindran, A. D.

General Articles
The Thalakaadu phenomenon: A miracle or an ecological disaster?
p. 1495 | Ganeshaiah, K. N.

Review Articles
Vaccination strategies for tuberculosis
p. 1501 | Mehta, Abhinav; Tyagi, Rajeev K.; Goyal, Amit; Khatri, Kapil; Gupta, Prem N.; Vyas, S. P.

Research Articles
Gravitational lens systems to probe extragalactic magnetic fields
p. 1506 | Narasimha, D.; Chitre, S. M.

Missing data: A comparison of neural network and expectation maximization techniques
p. 1514 | Nelwamondo, Fulufhelo V.; Mohamed, Shakir; Marwala, Tshilidzi

Precursory correlation dimensions for three great earthquakes
p. 1522 | Roy, P. N. S.; Nath, Sankar K.

Assessment of rhizobacterial diversity of Triticum aestivum and Eleusine coracana from Northern region of India
p. 1530 | Mittal, Shilpi; Johri, Bhavdish N.

Special Section: Asian Biodiversity Crises (Guest Editors: Priya Davidar and Richard Corlett)
Asia's tropics are the most intensively used: Contrasting conservation strategies between South and East
p. 1538 | Ashton, Peter

Forest destruction in tropical Asia
p. 1544 | Laurance, William F.

What's so special about Asian tropical forests?
p. 1551 | Corlett, Richard T.

Beyond mast-fruiting events: Community asynchrony and individual dormancy dominate woody plant reproductive behavior across seven Bornean forest types
p. 1558 | Cannon, Charles H.; Curran, Lisa M.; Marshall, Andrew J.; Leighton, Mark

A brief overview of the Western Ghats-Sri Lanka biodiversity hotspot
p. 1567 | Gunawardene, Nihara R.; Daniels, A. E. Dulip; Gunatilleke, I. A. U. N.; Gunatilleke, C. V. S.; Karunakaran, P. V.; Nayak, K. Geetha; Prasad, S.; Puyravaud, P.; Ramesh, B. R.; Subramanian, K. A.; Vasanthy, G.

Forest degradation in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot: Resource collection, livelihood concerns and sustainability
p. 1573 | Davidar, Priya; Arjunan, M.; Mammen, Pratheesh C.; Garrigues, J. P.; Puyravaud, J. P.; Roessingh, Krista

Managing dominance of invasive plants in wildlands
p. 1579 | Denslow, Julie S.

Fragmentation impacts caused by roads through rainforests
p. 1587 | Goosem, Miriam

An overview of techniques for the rehabilitation of degraded tropical forests and biodiversity conservation
p. 1596 | Kobayashi, Shigeo

Research Communication
Climate augmentation of erythemal UV-B radiation dose damage in the tropics and global change
p. 1604 | Ilyas, M.

Chlorination by-products and their discharge from the cooling water system of a coastal electric plant
p. 1608 | Rajamohan, R.; Vinnitha, E.; Venugopalan, V. P.; Narasimhan, S. V.

Chemolithotrophic oxidation of thiosulphate and tetrathionate by novel strains of Azospirillum and Pseudoxanthomonas isolated from the rhizosphere of an Indian tropical leguminous plant
p. 1613 | Ghosh, Wriddhiman; Roy, Pradosh

Temporal changes in groundwater quality in an industrial area of Andhra Pradesh, India
p. 1616 | Rao, K. V. Srinivasa; Rao, N. Subba; Krishna, B. Murali; Rao, P. Srinivasa; Subrahmanyam, A.; Devadas, D. John; Rao, B. Tirupathi

Geochronological constraints on the evolution of Meghalaya massif, northeastern India: An ion microprobe study
p. 1620 | Bidyananda, Maibam; Deomurari, M. P.

Ethnobotanical studies of Shompens - A critically endangered and degenerating ethnic community in Great Nicobar Island
p. 1623 | Sharief, M. U.; Rao, R. R.

Book Reviews
Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Gall-inducing Arthropods by Ananthanarayanan Raman, Carl W. Schaefer and Toni M. Withers (eds)
p. 1629 | Narendran, T. C.

Yash Pal: A Life in Science by Biman Basu
p. 1630 | Balasubramanian, D.

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