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    Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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    Regulation of ARF16-2 by microRNA160 During Soybean Root Nodule Development, Spencer Schreier

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    Measuring Aquatic Organism Responses to Grassland Restoration: Does the Field of Dreams Really Exist?, David A. Schumann

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    Speak, Little Mute Girl: Representations of Mute Women in Film, Honor Schwartz

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    GESI Mainstreaming in Nepal: Representation of a New Concept or Re-presentation of an Old Concept in a New Package?, Umit Shrestha

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    A Comparison of Land Use and Land Cover in Public Lands of the Northwestern Great Plains and High Plains Ecoregions and the Implications For Grassland Birds, Dawn L. Siemonsma

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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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    Associations Between Child Weight Status and the Home Environment: An Analysis of Parental Eating Policies, Emily Smith

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    Phenotypic Plasticity of Native and Invasive Cool-Season Grasses in Response to Frequency of Moisture Availability, Ming-Yu Stephens

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    Impacts of Crop Residue and Cover Crops on Soil Hydrological Properties, Soil Water Storage and Water Use Efficiency of Soybean Crop, Kopila Subedi-Chalise

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    Assessment of Watershed Condition and Vulnerability to Forecasted Land-Use/Land-Cover Change in the Northwestern Great Plains of Western South Dakota, Aaron Suehring

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    Response Surface Methodology and Its Application in Optimizing the Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells, Rajab Suliman

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    Lipid-Laden Macrophages Downregulate AKT Phosphorylation and Metabolize Lipid Droplets via Autophagy, Rifat Sultana

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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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    Changes in Fertility Associated with Nutritional Programming and Excess Dietary Protein and its Influence on Primordial Follicle Numbers and Uterine pH, Olivia L. Swanson

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    Human Dimensions of Habitat Loss in the Plains and Prairie Potholes Ecoregion, Lily A. Sweikert

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    Reagents and Tools to Identify Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Virus-2, Meghan Syrstad

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    Worldwide Optimal PICS Search, Ruchira Tabassum

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    Enhanced Breast Cancer Classification with Automatic Thresholding Using Support Vector Machine and Harris Corner Detection, Mohammad Taheri

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    Energy Management System Considering Battery Lifetime, Prajina Tandukar

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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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    Performance of the Producer Accumulator in Corn and Soybean Commodity Markets, Chad Te Slaa

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    Understanding the Effect of BVDV on Innate Immune Response of Neutrophils, Neelu Singh Thakur

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    Bio Inspired Lightweight Composite Material Design for 3D Printing, Kaushik Thiyagarajan

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    A Pilot Study of a Summer School Food Backpack program for Students and Their Caregivers, Brittany Thompson