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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    Measuring Central Bank Credibility From the Effect of Inflation Shocks on Asset Prices, Junmei Xu

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    Smart Image Search Using Personalized Semantic Search Method, Fangyu Zhang

    Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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    Role of Microglial α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Positive Allosteric Modulator in Neuroinflammatory Pain Models in Mice, Muzaffar Abbas

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    Role of T Lymphocyte Trafficking in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy, Chowdhury Sayef Abdullah

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    Three Overlooked Issues: Water Quality, Forage Quality, and Forage Blends Impacting the Feed Efficiency of Dairy Cows, Ishwary Prasad Acharya

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    Distribution and Characterization of the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Heterodera glycines (HG) Types in South Dakota, Krishna Acharya

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    Protein and Fiber Fortification of White Pan Bread Using Food-Grade Distiller’s Dried Grains, Ashley Adamski

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    Nanoscale Study of Perovskite Solar Cells for Efficient Charge Transport, Nirmal Adhikari

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    Transcriptional and Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Nodule-Specific Gene Expression in Soybean, Sajag Adhikari

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    Novel Cellular Targets of Aspirin in Chemoprevention studies on P53, G6PD and c-MYC, Guoqiang Ai

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    Outsourcing to the Developing Economy: Its Impacts on GDP and Unemployment. A Case Study of India and the United States of America, Abidemi Akinyemi

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    Changes in Neuromuscular Performance Throughout the Menstrual Cycle in Physically Active Females, Joseph D. Albert

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    The Impact of Different Battery Technologies for Remote Microgrids, Ali Barjs Allruwaili

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    Techno-Economic Feasibility of Distributed Torrefaction Systems Using Corn Stover Feedstock, Evan Almberg

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    Sickle Blood Cell Detection Based on Image Segmentation, Kholoud Alotaibi

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    A Poetic Response to Cancer: Scars, Mortality, and the Doctor-Patient Relationship, Jodi Andrews

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    Evaluation of Flame Weeding in Southeastern South Dakota, Benjamin William Arlt

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    Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis of Low Temperature Responses in Grapevine F2 Population, Mani Awale

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    Economic Analysis of a Data Center Virtual Power Plant Participating in Demand Response, Labi Bajracharya

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    Inactivation of Thermodynamic Sporeformers and Spores in Skim Milk by Continuous Ultrasonication and Hydrodynamic Cavitation in Combination with Thermal Treatments, Dikshi Bawa

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    Evaluation of Tillage, Crop Rotation, and Cover Crop Impacts on Corn Nitrogen Requirements in Southeastern South Dakota, Sara Louise Berg

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    Evaluation and Identification of Soybean Aphid Resistance Sources and Mapping of Soybean Aphid Resistance Loci in Early Maturing Soybean Germplasm Accessions, Siddhi Jeewan Bhusal

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    Current Status of Falcon Populations in Saudi Arabia, Albara M. Binothman

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    Spatial Variability Analysis and Reclamation of Saline-Sodic Soils in the Northern Great Plains, Girma Birru

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    Effects of Small Intestinal Starch Digestion and Dietary Lipid on Efficiency of Nitrogen Use in Cattle, Ethan J. Blom