Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 99 - Issue 12: 25 Dec, 2010
Arsenic, Bacteria and Mendeleev's Legacy
p. 1634 | Balaram, P.

In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1634

International Year of Biodiversity - revisiting curricula for conservation
p. 1637 | Kholia, B. S.; Joshi, Ranjan; Lachungpa, Usha; Das, P. S.

Irreverence in Indian science - much ado about a lesser issue
p. 1638 | Kumar, Nikhil; Ranade, Shirish A.

Top 20 national rankings in molecular biology and genetics: a scientometric analysis using the iCX map representation
p. 1639 | Prathap, Gangan

Bhopal cyanide debate hampered by information suppression
p. 1639 | Dhara, V. Ramana

National scientific fingerprint
p. 1641 | Ye, Fred Y.

Pong Dam Wetlands Sanctuary: a heaven for waterfowls
p. 1642 | Selvan, K. Muthamizh

Adverse sub-clinical health effects in pesticide-exposed population: challenges and need for developing non-invasive clinical biomarkers
p. 1643 | Kesavachandran, C.

Uphill journey of plants in the Himalaya
p. 1644 | Rawat, D. S.

Is diclofenac the only culprit for declining population of Gyps vultures in the Moyar Valley
p. 1645 | Ramakrishna, B.

In Conversation
Fields Medallists 2010
p. 1647 | Malhotra, Richa

Smile with Science: Sumanta Baruah
p. 1653

Meeting Report
Herbal medicine and natural drug research
p. 1654 | Parimelazhagan, T.

Scientific Correspondence
Specific pathogen-free assurance of imported Pacific white shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931) in the Aquatic Quarantine Facility, Chennai
p. 1656 | Remany, M. C.; Cyriac, Daly; Nagaraj, S.; Rao, Babu; Panda, A. K.; Kumar, Jaideep; Samraj, Y. C. Thampi

Digital database on ethno-medicinal plants of Western Ghats
p. 1658 | Upadhya, Vinayak; Hegde, H. V.; Mesta, Divakar; Belchad, Shankar; Hampannavar, Veeresh; Kholkute, S. D.

Assessment of bacterial diversity in the Gangetic river system of Uttarakhand, India
p. 1660 | Sood, Anchal; Pandey, Piyush; Bisht, Sandeep; Sharma, Shivesh; Gusain, Manju P.; Gusain, O. P.

General Articles
Eating artificially ripened fruits is harmful
p. 1664 | Siddiqui, Md. Wasim; Dhua, R. S.

Review Articles
Caenorhabditis elegans for preclinical drug discovery
p. 1669 | Arya, Upasna; Das, Chinmaya Kumar; Subramaniam, Jamuna R.

The history and genetic transformation of the African rice, Oryza glaberrima Steud. (Gramineae)
p. 1681 | Nayar, N. M.

Special Section: Perspectives in Earth Sciences - 2010 (Guest Editor: C. P. Rajendran)
Challenges in Earth sciences: the 21st century
p. 1690 | Rajendran, C. P.

The origin of mountains - implications for the behaviour of Earth's lithosphere
p. 1699 | Lamb, Simon; Watts, Anthony

Active tectonics of plate boundary zones and the continuity of plate boundary deformation from Asia to North America
p. 1719 | Freymueller, Jeffrey T.

New insights into core-mantle boundary region and implications for Earth's internal processes
p. 1733 | Manglik, Ajay

Modelling the geodynamo: progress and challenges
p. 1739 | Sreenivasan, Binod

Seismic anisotropy of the Indian tectonic plate: deciphering continental scale mantle deformation patterns
p. 1751 | Kumar, M. Ravi; Singh, Arun

Early Earth: insights from the meteorites
p. 1762 | Srinivasan, G.

Retrieval of south Asian monsoon variation during the Holocene from natural climate archives
p. 1770 | Ramesh, R.; Tiwari, M.; Chakraborty, S.; Managave, S. R.; Yadava, M. G.; Sinha, D. K.

Groundwater arsenic pollution affecting deltaic West Bengal, India
p. 1787 | Acharyya, S. K.; Shah, Babar A.

The potential of satellite gravity and gravity gradiometry in deciphering structural setting of the Himalayan Collision Zone
p. 1795 | Tiwari, V. M.; Singh, B.; Arora, K.; Kumar, S.

Research Articles
Seed physiological aspects of pushkarmool (Inula racemosa), a threatened medicinal herb: response to storage, cold stratification, light and gibberellic acid
p. 1801 | Sharma, Shashi; Sharma, Rajender Kumar

Research Communications
Dimorphism and structural modulation in quinoxaline
p. 1807 | Sathishkumar, Ranganathan; Mahapatra, Sudarshan; Thakur, Tejender S.; Desiraju, Gautam R.

Long-term effects of early maternal separation and isolation stress on adulthood behaviour of female rats
p. 1811 | Sampath, Dayalan; Vaishnavi, S.; Durgalakshmi, R.; Kutty, Bindu M.; Laxmi, T. Rao

Variability of aerosol optical depth and recent recessional trend in Dokriani Glacier, Bhagirathi Valley, Garhwal Himalaya
p. 1816 | Das, Sanat Kumar; Dobhal, D. P.; Juyal, N.

Sediment stratification and bathymetric survey using sediment echo sounder in reservoirs and shallow marine areas
p. 1821 | Gopinath, Girish

Hyaloclastites in pillow basalts, South Andaman Island, Bay of Bengal, India
p. 1825 | Jafri, S. H.; Sharma, D. Srinivasa; Sheikh, J. M.

A study on the micro-environment, litter accumulation on forest floor and available nutrients in the soils of broadleaved, mixed pine and pine forests at two distinct altitudes in Meghalaya, North East India
p. 1829 | Mishra, B. P.

Reproductive ecology of Cycas beddomei Dyer (Cycadaceae), an endemic and critically endangered species of southern Eastern Ghats
p. 1833 | Raju, A. J. Solomon; Jonathan, K. Henry

Book Reviews
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions, Dan Ariely
p. 1841 | Kostadinova, Iva

The Lost River - On the Trail of the Sarasvati, Michel Danino
p. 1842 | Rajamani, V.

Fundamentals of Geology, A. B. Roy
p. 1844 | Sinha, Rajiv

400 Questions Answered About Snakes: With Special Reference to Snakes in India, B. Vijayaraghavan
p. 1844 | Shankar, Gowri

Personal News
Veronica Rodrigues (1953-2010)
p. 1846 | Vijayraghavan, K.; Hasan, Gaiti

A. B. Joshi (1916-2010)
p. 1847 | Siddiq, E. A.

Historical Notes
Scientific research papers by native Bengali authors during the nineteenth century
p. 1849 | Roy, Sanku Bilas; Sen, Subir K.

Call for proposals under Molecular Electronics, Conducting Polymers and Non-invasive and other Bio-sensors
p. 1858

Refresher Course in Condensed Matter and Stastical Physics
p. 1859

Opportunity for Young Ayurveda Scholars-Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (I-AIM)
p. 1860

p. 1861

Science Academies' Summer Research Fellowship Programme for Students and Teachers - 2011
p. 1862

Visiting Fellowships in Nanotechnology-IBM-IUSSTF
p. 1863

Undergraduate Programme: Admissions for 2011-Indian Institute of Science
p. 1864

p. 1865

RECRUITMENT FOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST POSITIONS-Vaccine and Infectious Disease Research Centre
p. 1866

p. 1867

BioInformatics National Certification (BINC) Examination-Jawaharlal Nehru University
p. 1868

p. 1869

Junior Research Fellow-Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology
p. 1870

Junior Research Fellow-Goa University
p. 1870

Sensitization Training Programme on 'Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in Microbiological Research'
p. 1871

Call for Participation in the 2011 SERC School on Matrix-variable Calculus and Statistical Distribution Theory with Applications-Centre for Mathematical Sciences
p. 1871

DST Sponsored Short-term Training Course in Cell Culture Technology-University of Mysore
p. 1872

DST sponsored Training Programme on Geochronology and Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry
p. 1872

Junior Research Fellow-PG Centre for Marine Biology
p. 1873

Junior Research Fellow-Visva-Bharati
p. 1873

Advertisement for the Post of Junior Research Fellow-Bharathiar University
p. 1874

Junior Research Fellow-Department of Bioinformatics
p. 1874

Centre-Director for its Mumbai Centre-UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research
p. 1875

Invitation for Participation in Visiting Scientist Programme 2011-Indian National Science Academy
p. 1875

Advertisement for Faculty Positions-Institute of Physics
p. 1876

JRF Position in BRNS (DAE) Project-Sir Syed College
p. 1876

Junior Research Fellow-St Xavier's College (Autonomous)
p. 1876

Institutional Members
Institutional Members
p. 1877

p. 1881

Author Index
Author Index
p. 1884

Keyword Index
Keyword Index
p. 1893

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