This community houses work produced by South Dakota State University graduate students. The collection includes both born digital ETDs, and digitized versions of printed theses and dissertations from 1883 to 2012.
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    Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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    The Indirect Effect of BVDV on Immune Suppression: The Role of Infected Macrophages in Lymphocyte Apoptosis, Karim Abdelsalam

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    Effectiveness of a Shoulder Strengthening Intervention on the Incidence Rate of Glenohumeral Joint Instability Injuries, Michael Aderman

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    Land Surface Phenologies and Seasonalities Using Cool Earthlight in Temperate and Tropical Croplands, Woubet Gashaw Alemu

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    The Analysis of Flavor Compounds in Green Tea Using Ice Concentration Linked with Extractive Stirrer (Icecles), Abdullah Alluhayb

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    Effects of Phase Feeding During Gestation on Gilt Performance, Offspring Quality and Robustness, Agatha Ampaire

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    Price Discovery and Volatility Spillover Effects: The Agricultural ETPS and Their Underlying Commodities, Yu Chen

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    An Evaluation of Deer and Pronghorn Surveys in South Dakota, Kristopher W. Cudmore

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    Deep Eutectic Solvents Synthesis, Characterization and Applications in Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass, Ganesh Degam

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    Simulation of Magnetically Confined Inductively Coupled Plasma, Sina Javadpour

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    Biofilm Formation by Common Dairy Sporeformers on Native and Modified Stainless Steel Surfaces, Shivali Jindal

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    Senecavirus A: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Infection Dynamics, Lok Raj Joshi

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    Comprehensive Structural, Thermal and Toxicological Characterization of 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Alkylbenzenesulfonate Ionic Liquids, Hiranmayee Kandala

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    Rail Rebound: The Impact of Freight Rails on Regional Development in the United States, 1970-2010, Bishal Bhakta Kasu

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    Indexing Walleye Recruitment in Eastern South Dakota Natural Lakes, Todd M. Kaufman

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    Impacts of Landscape Position and Nitrogen Fertilizer on Soils, Carbon and Nitrogen Leaching, and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Switchgrass Production in South Dakota, Liming Lai

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    The Relationship Between Recollection, Knowledge Transfer, and Student Attitudes Towards Chemistry, Oluwatobi Omobonike Odeleye

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    Let Them Eat Beef: Effects of Beef Consumption on Markers of Metabolic Syndrome, Kristin L. Olson

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    Factors Affecting Feedlots' Decisions on Cattle Marketing Options: A National Study, Charlotte Owusu-Smart

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    Account Service and Creative Personnel: Interpersonal Conflict and Dialectical Tensions in Advertising Agencies, Ashley Phillips

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    Lysine Bioavailability of Two Lipid Coated Lysine Products After Exposure to Silages with Different Acidity, Jessica N. Reiners

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    Dual Enrollment And Its Impact on College Freshman Persistence: A Modification of Tinto's Model of Student Departure, Douglas L. Simon

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    Understanding the Impacts of Ammonia Fiber Expansion (AFEX™) Pretreatment and Densification on Densified Products Quality and the Bioproducts Yield Through Enzymatic Hydrolysis and Fast Pyrolysis, Vijay Sundaram

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    The Determinants of Rural Outmigration in the United States: 2010-2014, Munia Sunjid

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    The Fiscal Theory of the Price Level in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Structural Break Analysis, Christian Tchamda

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    The Effect of Nitrate Supplementation on Exercise Tolerance and Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Gavin Van De Walle