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    Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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    Pretreatment, Enzymatic Hydrolysis, and Fermentation to Ethanol Using a Lignocellulosic Feedstock and Subsequent Recovery of a Value Added Co-product: Pure Crystalline Cellulose, Ryan J. Bouza

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    On Zero-Sum Rado Numbers for the Equation ax_1 + x_2 = x_3, Nicholas Brown

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    Effect of Grazing Pressure on Cattle Grazing Cool Season Annual Forages, Brooke Brunsvig

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    Assessment of Nutritional Counseling Frequency on Weight Status in Renal Transplant Recipients, Kelly Butler

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    Activated Carbon Preparation and Modification for Adsorption, Yuhe Cao

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    Glulam Timber Bridges for Local Roads, Zachary Charles Carnahan

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    Intra-Industry Trade in Agricultural Products Between the United States, NAFTA and European Union Trading Partners, Shuvo Chakraborty

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    Development of Heterogeneous Catalysts for Upgrading Biomass Pyrolysis Bio-Oils into Advanced Biofuels, Shouyun Cheng

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

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    Phytophthora Sojae Infecting Soybean: Pathotype Diversity, New Sources of Resistance and Interaction with the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Rawnaq Nazneen Chowdhury

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    Assessment of Hard Red Spring Wheat Germplasm for Cold Temperature Germination Tolerance, Ulas Cinar

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    Examination of the Potential of Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry and Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Rapid Nondestructive Field Measurement of Grass Biomass, Sam D. Cooper

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    The Lived Experience of Retired College Athletes with a History of 1 or More Concussions, Rebecca Cover

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    Investigating the Atmospheric Production of Perchlorate: Inference from Polar Ice Cores, Thomas S. Cox

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    Genetic Factors Associated with Thermal Tolerance in Grow-finish Pigs as Measured by Feeding Behavior, Amanda Jeanne Cross

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

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    Efficient Energy Optimization for Smart Grid and Smart Community, Avijit Das

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

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    Mitigating Risks of Ochratoxin A Contamination in Oats, Bandana Dhungana

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    The Role of Aid for Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in Poverty Reduction: A Panel Data Analysis of 91 Developing Countries, Olivia Durowah

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    Threshold Models for Genome-wide Association Mapping of Familial Breast Cancer Incidence in Humans, Nasir Elmesmari

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    The Effect of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness on Jumping Mechanics and Performance, Ryan J. Engels

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    Native Species for Biomass Production and Roadside Habitat in South Dakota, Jacob Foley

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    Health-Promoting Behaviors, Hope, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Persons Impacted by Parkinson’s Disease, Amy K. Forbes

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    U-Statistics for Characterizing Forensic Sufficiency Studies, Cami Fuglsby