National Academy Science Letters

( Vol. 28, No. 3 & 4, 2005 )



Editors' Page

Lead Articles/Overviews of New Developments

Hairy roots – A novel source for plant products and improvement

                                                                                   V. A. Bapat and T. R. Ganapathi...61


A practicable and pliable synthetic strategy for heterocalixarenes and related receptors through heterocyclic transformations

                                                     Subodh Kumar, Prabhpreet Singh and  Harjit Singh...71


Molecular basis of odour recognition and organisation of the olfactory system –Trends and prospects

                                                                                       S.C. Parija and B.P. Mohanty...83


Science & Technology Development and Policy Issue

Effects of air pollution on agriculture : An issue of national concern

                                                                                                     Madhoolika Agrawal...93


Short Research Communications

Effect of Elettaria cardamomum (Maton) on oral microbial populations in vitro

                                                                                         A. Tiwari and M.U. Charaya...107


Regularity and chaos in stellar variability

          Neenu Gupta and L.M. Saha...109


Remarks on Sarkhel’s comparison of Banach and Kannan contractions

                                                                                                                      S. L. Singh...117


Rheological properties of an exopolysaccharide produced by a marine Enterobacter cloacae

                                                             Anita Iyer, Kalpana Mody and  Bhavanath Jha...119


Influence of aging on plasma ascorbate level

                                                      Shivsharan Singh, Rahul Saxena and  A. Miltan Lal...125

Academy News

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of The National Academy of Sciences, India                                               


Science Communication Activities on the eve of  National Science Day