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    Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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    Managing Phomopsis Stem Canker of Sunflower Using Improved Diagnosis and Quantification of the Causal Pathogens, Taylor Rae Olson

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    Approximate Statistical Solutions to the Forensic Identification of Source Problem, Danica M. Ommen

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    Identification of Candidate Cellulose Utilizing Bacteria from the Rumen of Beef Cattle, Using Bacterial Community Profiling and Metagenomics, Lee Opdahl

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    Perimeter Cropping As a Means of Reducing Insect Injury and Increasing Crop Yield, Brett L. Owens

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

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    Optimized Multilayer Perceptron with Dynamic Learning Rate to Classify Breast Microwave Tomography Image, Chulwoo Pack

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    Differential Gene Expression in Two Nodule Zones of Soybean, Sunita Pathak

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    The Cattle Dung Arthropod Community in Eastern South Dakota: Their Colonization, Impact on Degradation, and Response to Rangeland Management, Jacob Pecenka

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    Invertebrate Prey Selectivity of Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) in Western South Dakota Prairie Streams, Erin Peterson

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    Funny in a Man's World: Women Comedians' Use of Political Satire at the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Jessica M. Peterson

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    An Integrated Evaluation of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program in South Dakota, Jarrett D. Pfrimmer

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

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    Diaporthe, Soybean Cyst Nematode, and Soybean Aphid: An Evaluation of Potential Interactions Occurring Among Pests on Soybean in South Dakota, John Philip Posch

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    Macropinosome Maturation is a Clathrin Dependent Process in Bone Marrow Macrophages, Susmita Poudel

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    Heterogeneous Nitrogen Losses: Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Changes in Management Across South Dakota, Archibold Quaye

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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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    The Relationship Between Relative Strength Levels to Sprinting Performance in Collegiate 100-400M Sprinters, Philip Reuer

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    Using Remote Sensing to Estimate Crop Water Use to Improve Irrigation Water Management, Arturo Reyes-Gonzalez

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    Relationship of Stress, Sleep, Physical Activity, and Food Insecurity on Eating Behaviors and Obesity, Amy Lee Richards

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    Local and Systemic Actions of GnRH Relating to Estradiol and Associated Reproductive Parameters in Beef Cattle, Jerica J.J. Rich

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    The Influence of Chromium Supplementation on the Insulin Pathway, Carcass Traits, and Meat Quality of Feedlot Steers, Heather Rode

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    Control of Pore Characteristics of Porous Silicon Using Non-toxic Electrochemical Etching for Photovoltaics and Supercapacitor Applications, Utpal Saha

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    Response of Dairy Cows to Dietary Starch Concentrations: Performance, Nutrient Digestion, and Gas Emissions, Juan Isidro Sanchez-Duarte

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    Associations Between Personality Style, Perceptions of Health Coaching and Percent of Starting Weight in Meal Replacement Program Participants, Anne E. Sawyer

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    Monopile Foundation Offshore Wind Turbine Simulation and Retrofitting, William A. Schaffer