Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 96 - Issue 10: 25 May, 2009
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1288

Editorial
Metrics of Science: Loosening the Stranglehold
p. 1289 | Balaram, P.

Correspondence
The sociology of biology as a profession
p. 1291 | Vidyasagar, M.

Biology in India
p. 1293 | Rine, Jasper

Higher education in India - aiming higher?
p. 1294 | Prathap, Gangan

Antibiotic liquid waste disposal - A potential threat and environmental compatibility
p. 1297 | Saravanane, R.; Tamijevendane, S.

Cellulosic ethanol
p. 1297 | Mehta, M. H.

Geoelectric arrays
p. 1298 | Szalai, S.; Szarka, L.

News
Indian Physics Association awards
p. 1299 | Sheth, Parul R.

Meeting Report
74th Annual Meeting of the Indian Academy of Sciences
p. 1300 | Gad, Suman D.

Emerging directions in global education
p. 1301 | Kurup, Anitha; Mohan, Ambika; Patwardhan, Bhushan

Coal and organic petrology
p. 1303 | Singh, Alpana

Scientific Correspondence
pVR37, a new binary promoter-probe vector with xylanase reporter
p. 1305 | Medi, Virupakshi G.; Bhat, R. S.; Kuruvinashetti, M. S.

Role of BCG vaccination in tuberculosis control
p. 1307 | Rao, V. G.; Gopi, P. G.; Bhat, J.; Yadav, R.; Wares, D. F.

Occurrence of bryozoa Chiplonkarina dimorphopora (Chiplonkar 1939), in the Kakara Formation from type area Subathu, Himachal Pradesh: its stratigraphic and palaeogeographic significance
p. 1308 | Juyal, K. P.

Special Section: Tobacco control (Guest Editor: Prakash C. Gupta)
The looming challenge of the mixed marketplace for tobacco products
p. 1314 | Samet, Jonathan M.; Wipfli, Heather

Building tobacco control training capacity in India
p. 1315 | Samet, Jonathan M.; Wipfli, Heather

The hookah - the Indian waterpipe
p. 1319 | Ray, Cecily S.

Bidis and smokeless tobacco
p. 1324 | Ray, Cecily S.; Gupta, Prakash C.

Bidi - A short history
p. 1335 | Lal, Pranay G.

General Articles
A new scheme for large-scale natural water storage in the floodplains: the Delhi Yamuna floodplains as a case
p. 1338 | Soni, Vikram; Gosain, A. K.; Datta, P. S.; Singh, Diwan

Post-1980 world of biotechnology patents in the US
p. 1343 | Bera, Rajendra K.

Research Articles
Automatic gravity inversion for simultaneous estimation of model parameters and regional gravity background: an application to 2D pull-apart basins
p. 1349 | Chakravarthi, V.

Clarification of pectin-containing juice using ultrafiltration
p. 1361 | Rai, P.; De, S.

Research Communication
A simple procedure for slow growth maintenance of banana (Musa spp. ) embryogenic cell suspension cultures at low temperature
p. 1372 | Kulkarni, V. M.; Ganapathi, T. R.

Study of quartz grain surface texture by electron microscopy - a tool in evaluating palaeoglacial sediments in Uttarakhand
p. 1377 | Mathur, Anil K.; Mishra, V. P.; Singh, Jaya

A special core liner for sub-sampling of aqueous sediments
p. 1382 | Valsangkar, Anil B.

Study of the Salem-Attur shear zone, east of Salem, Tamil Nadu: a new kinematic interpretation
p. 1386 | Biswal, T. K.; Thirukumaran, V.; Ratre, Kamleshwar; Sundaralingam, K.

Monitoring bird diversity in Western Ghats of Kerala
p. 1390 | Praveen, J.; Nameer, P. O.

Book Reviews
Excursions in Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics by K. P. N. Murthy
p. 1396 | Gopal, E. S. Raja

The Mysterious Moon & India's Chandrayaan Mission by Narendra Bhandari
p. 1397 | Jagadeesh, G.

Introduction to Mechanics by Mahendra K. Verma (ed. )
p. 1398 | Gundiah, Namrata

Frontiers in Fungal Ecology Diversity and Metabolites by by K. R. Sridhar (ed. )
p. 1399 | Srinivasan, M. C.

Wildlife Biodiversity Conservation by M. Vikram Reddy (ed. )
p. 1400 | Shanbhag, Bhagyashri A.

Personal News
Kelkar centenary (1909-1990) (1402)
p. 1402 | Rao, C. N. R.

N. Kondal Rao (1924-2008)
p. 1403 | Balaramamoorthy, K.

Erratum
Fibroblast growth factor regulates early mesoderm and neural development in chick embryo through its action on brachyury, goosecoid, ERNI and noggin
p. 1403 | Borgave, Seema; Ghaskadbi, Surendra

Historical Notes
The Indian Institute of Science: Reflections on a Century
p. 1404 | Balaram, P.

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p. 1421

Department of Biotechnology
p. 1421

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CENTRE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
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RAJIV GANDHI CENTRE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY
p. 1423

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p. 1423

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p. 1423

Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology, Bangalore, India
p. 1424

Book Reviews
Snakebite: A Book for India
p. 1487 | Vijayaraghavan, B.

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