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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    Microfluidic Enhanced Fabry-Perot Etalon Based Optical Biosensor for the Detection of Biological Substances in Liquid with Refractive Index Measurement, Nezam Uddin

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

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    Intranasal Immunization of Pigs with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus like Particles Plus 2’, 3’ –cGamp Vaccigrade™ Adjuvant Exacerbates Viremia After Virus Challenge, Alexandria Marie Van Noort

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    Graduate School Decisions: The Impact of Out-of-class Communication on First-generation College Students, Kaitlyn Voges

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    Advanced Carbon Materials Based Electrodes for High Performance Symmetric Supercapacitors, Keliang Wang

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    Evaluation of the Deadwood Bighorn Sheep Herd Translocation, Ty J. Werdel

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    An Evaluation of Nitrogen Supplementation and Processed Soy Fractions on the Performance of Cultured Fishes, Brandon M. White

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    Effects of Root Isoflavonoids and Hairy Root Transformation on the Soybean Rhizosphere Bacterial Community Structure, Laura White

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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 System Using Personalized Semantic Search Method, Fangyu Zhang

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    Identification, Calculation and Warning of Horizontal Curves for Low-volume Two-lane Roadways Using Smartphone Sensors, Shaohu 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