Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 95 - Issue 07: 10 Oct, 2008
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0809

Editorial
A Recipe for Success in Science: The Hamming Prescription
p. 0811 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
Imperfect impact factor
p. 0813 | Radder, Rajkumar S.; Yankanchi, Shivanand R.; Gramapurohit, Narahari P.

Journal cost vs quality
p. 0814 | Joshi, G.

Meeting goals of a Ph D degree
p. 0814 | Sharma, Shweta

Multiple cropping to increase agrobiodiversity and sequester carbon dioxide
p. 0815 | Sarma, V. Venkateswara

Variables unaccounted for in global warming and climate change models
p. 0815 | Herndon, J. Marvin

Mangalajodi wetland: Priority site for conservation
p. 0816 | Pattanaik, Chiranjibi; Prasad, S. Narendra; Reddy, C. Sudhakar

Rhododendrons in Meghalaya need attention
p. 0817 | Yumnam, J. Y.

Plant tissue culture - answer to biodiversity conservation?
p. 0818 | Tripathi, Mayank

Floristic diversity of Ahobilam forest
p. 0819 | Mohammed, Silar; Basha, Khaleel; Parveen, Niaz

It is wise not to debate on tiger farming
p. 0820 | Ramakantha, V.

It is wise not to debate on tiger farming(Response)
p. 0820 | Xavier, Nicky

News
India's tryst with the N-deal
p. 0821 | Pereira, Neelam

Oceans at risk of reef loss
p. 0822 | Pereira, Neelam

Open geo-spatial consortium standards for sensor networks
p. 0823 | Punia, Milap; Mohan, K. R. Murli

National nutrition policy
p. 0823 | Bamji, Mahtab S.; Ramachandran, Prema

International Biology Olympiad
p. 0826 | Sheth, Parul R.

Research News
Recent advances in the study of B-meson systems
p. 0827 | Abbas, Gauhar; Ananthanarayan, B.; Ashok, Kriti; Sankar, S. Uma

Commentary
Writing the history of modern science and technology in India
p. 0829 | Singh, Rajinder

Opinion
What ails the Indian scientific research today? Is there any cure?
p. 0830 | Ramanamurthy, M. V.

India needs phenological stations network
p. 0832 | Kushwaha, C. P.; Singh, K. P.

Scientific Correspondence
Addition of a wild aromatic plant Pogostemon hirsutus Benth. (Lamiaceae) to the flora of India
p. 0835 | Murugan, R.; Ravikumar, K.; Livingstone, C.

Multiple disease resistance in menthol mint genotypes
p. 0836 | Shukla, R. S.; Alam, M.; Kumar, Birendra; Singh, V. P.

Phylogenetic impli­cations of hemipenial morphology in Sri Lankan agamid lizards
p. 0838 | Maduwage, Kalana; Meegaskumbura, Madhava; Silva, Anjana; Pethiyagoda, Rohan

General Articles
Langmuir approach to rural development
p. 0841 | Rajvanshi, Anil K.

Geothermal energy resource utilization: Perspectives of the Uttarakhand Himalaya
p. 0846 | Bhardwaj, Kailash N.; Tiwari, S. C.

Special Section: Arboreal Squirrels (Guest Editors: R. Nandini and Anindya Sinha)
Global hotspots and knowledge gaps for tree and flying squirrels
p. 0851 | Koprowski, John L.; Nandini, R.

Differing rates of macroevolutionary diversification in arboreal squirrels
p. 0857 | Roth, V. Louise; Mercer, John M.

The life histories of orders of mammals: Fast and slow breeding
p. 0862 | Dobson, F. Stephen; 0Ii, Madan K.

Why are there so many giants, including giant squirrels, in the Old World tropics?
p. 0866 | Borges, Renee M.

Evolutionary interactions between tree squirrels and trees: A review and synthesis
p. 0871 | Steele, Michael A.

The group-nesting and food-hoarding behaviour of the southern flying squirrel, Glaucomys volans
p. 0877 | Winterrowd, Michael F.

Nesting sites of Indian giant squirrels in Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, India
p. 0882 | Kanoje, Ravi Shanker

Measuring Indian giant squirrel (Ratufa indica) abundance in southern India using distance sampling
p. 0885 | Jathanna, Devcharan; Kumar, N. Samba; Karanth, K. Ullas

Site occupancy of the Indian giant squirrel Ratufa indica (Erxleben) in Kalakad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tamil Nadu, India
p. 0889 | Srinivas, V.; VenugopaI, P. Dilip; Ram, Sunita

Responses of diurnal tree squirrels to selective logging in western Arunachal Pradesh
p. 0895 | Datta, Aparajita; Goyal, S. P.

Introduction of the American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in Europe: a case study in biological invasion
p. 0903 | Sandro, Bertolino

Crop raiding and management of Funambulus palmarum in cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum) plantations of Western Ghats of Karnataka, south India
p. 0907 | Chakravarthy, A. K.; Thyagaraj, N. E.; Kumar, L. Vijay; Girish, A. C.

The importance of radio-telemetry in arboreal squirrel research
p. 0912 | Haughland, D. L.; Larsen, K. W.; Wheatley, M.

The use of GIS and modelling approaches in squirrel population management and conservation: a review
p. 0918 | Lurz, P. W.W.; Koprowski, J. L.; Wood, D. J. A.

Research Articles
A comparative study on performance of MM5 and WRF models in simulation of tropical cyclones over Indian seas
p. 0923 | Pattanayak, Sujata; Mohanty, U. C.

Spatial variability of soil properties and its application in predicting surface map of hydraulic parameters in an agricultural farm
p. 0937 | Santra, Priyabrata; Chopra, U. K.; Chakraborty, Debashis

Research Communication
Molecular genetic characterization of Kutchi breed of goat
p. 0946 | Dixit, S. P.; Verma, N. K.; Ahlawat, S. P. S.; Aggarwal, R. A. K.; Singh, K. P.; Kumar, S.; Chander, R.

Monoclonal antibodies to the recombinant nucleocapsid protein of a groundnut bud necrosis virus infecting tomato in Karnataka and their use in profiling the epitopes of Indian tospovirus isolates
p. 0952 | Venkat, Hemalatha; Gangatirkar, Pradnya; Karande, Anjali A.; Krishnareddy, M.; Savithri, H. S.

Preparation and characterization of cellulose triacetate from Musa paradisiaca and cellulose triacetate-polyvinyl chloride blends
p. 0958 | Noorjahan, S. E.; Sekar, S.; Sastry, T. P.

Zaherite - the key mineral in Alleppey mudbank formation and on the possibility of creating mudbanks artificially
p. 0962 | Dinesh, A. C.; Jayaprakash, C.

Book Reviews
Social History of Science in Colonial India (Themes in Indian History; Oxford in India Readings) by S. Irfan Habib and Dhruv Raina (eds)
p. 0967 | Raman, Anantanarayanan

Image Modeling of the Human Eye by U. Rajendra Acharya, Y. K. Eddie Ng and Jasjit S. Suri (eds)
p. 0967 | Ghaswala, Percy

Agriculture in Developing Countries: Technology Issues by Keijiro Otsuka and Kaliappa Kalirajan (eds)
p. 0969 | Kesavan, P. C.

Governance of Water: Institutional Alternatives and Political Economy by Vishwa Ballabh (ed. )
p. 0970 | Kumar, Vijay

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Quantum Entanglement in Condensed Matter Systems
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