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ETDS from 2014

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Genetic Dissection of Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), Yongbin Zhang

ETDS from 2013

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Anthelmintic Screening, Phytochemical Analysis and Cytotoxicity Determination of the Indigenous Plants of the U.S.A. Northern Great Plains, Jyotsna Acharya

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Effects of AFEX Pretreatment, Denisifcation and Storage on Ethanol Yields of Corn Stover, Switchgrass and Prairie Cordgrass, Gwen Biersbach

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Molecular Diagnosis and Anthelmintic Control of Trichostrongyle and Toxicara nematodes in Bison bison Herds from the U.S.A. Central Great Plains, Abdelhakim A. Elsadek Eljaki

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Assessing the Impact of Metacognition and Reading Lessons on Metacognitive Awareness, Reading Comprehension, and Attitude in Introductory College Biology, Kendra Hill

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Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Genes Their Evolutionary History in Legumes, Achal Neupane

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Introduction History and Population Genetics of Falcaria vulgaris (apiaceae) in the United States, Sarbottam Piya

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Systems Biology Approach to Identify WRKY Transcription Factors Involved in the Response of Tobacco (Nicotiana Tabacum l.) to Water Conditions, Roel C. Rabara

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Land Use and Topography Impacts on Rangeland Soil Seed Bank Composition on Standing Rock Indian Reservation, Linda Sherman Hugelen

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Studies on Wheat Tissue Culture and Genetic Engineering via Agrobacterium Tunefaciens, Manali Shirke

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Systems-wide Identification of WRKY Transcription Factors Regulating Water Stress Responses in Soybean (Glycine max.), Prateek Tripathi

ETDS from 2012

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Role of dsRNA-dependent protein kinase R (PKR) and eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2-alpha (eIF2a) in Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) Replication, Alex Michael Abel

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Antimicrobial Activity, Cytotoxicity and Phytochemical Analyses of Rhus aromatica, Rhus glabra and Sanguinaria canadensis Native to South Dakota, Gitanjali Nandakafle

ETDS from 2011

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Effects of Block Predator Management on Duck and Pheasant Nest Success in Eastern South Dakota, Nicholas R. Docken

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Biological Assessment at the Whole Organism Level : Chironomidae Body Condition Indices Within the Lower Cheyenne River Watershed, Andrew Thomas Kopp

ETDS from 2010

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Evaluation of Stream Assessment Protocols for the Evaluation of Habitat in Intermittent Headwater Streams, Eric Rasmussen

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Hydroperiod, Physicochemistry and Seasonal Change of Macroinvertebrate Communities in Intermittent Prairie Streams, Ross W. Vander Vorste

ETDS from 2008

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Reestablishing the Juneberry on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation: Cultural, horticultural, and educational connections, Kerry E. Hartman

ETDS from 2007

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Status, Distribution, and Density of White-tailed Jackrabbits and Black-tailed Jackrabbits in South Dakota, Dustin J. Schaible

ETDS from 2004

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Development of an Integrated Index of Biotic Integrity for Prairie Pothole Lakes of Eastern South Dakota, Amy L. Gronke

ETDS from 1996

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Mammals Inhabiting the Land-water Interface of Oak Lake as Indicators of Disturbance, Christine K. Kraft

ETDS from 1989

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The Effect of Intrabronchial or Subcutaneous Immunization on the Respiratory Tract of Calves, Alethea M. Fry

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Degradation of Organophosphate Pesticides by Indigenous Soil Microorganisms, Tim T. Oien

ETDS from 1988

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Assimilatory Nitrate Reduction in Azospirillum Brasilense SP7 : Mutants and Expression of the Genes in Escherichia Coli Recombinant Strains, Kang-Yell Choi

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Growth of Campylobacter Jejuni in Autoclaved and Irradiated Media, Todd Richard McAloon

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Expression of Leptospira Biflexa Serovar Patoc Antigens in Escherichia Coli JA221, JoAnn Willgohs Mogard

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Comparison of Immunologic Responses Between Mice Differing at the Agouti Locus : Immunologic Abnormalities in Lethal Yellow (Ay) Mice are Augmented by Obesity, Nancee L. Oien

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Comparison of an Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, an Indirect Fluorescent Antibody Test and a Direct Agglutination Test for Detecting Ovine Fetal Antibodies to Toxoplasma Gondii, Sheryl Lynn Seefeldt

ETDS from 1986

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Enrichment, Isolation and Characterization of Alachlor, Carbofuran, and Dicamba-degrading Bacteria Obtained from Soil, Neal R. Adrian

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Tissue Culture of Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench, Kevin M. Alberts

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Use of an Intact Soil Core - acetylene Reduction Assay to Estimate In Situ Nitrogen Fixation Rates, Christi Ann Nordstrom

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The Black Hills Aspen : Management Implications from Treatment Results, Steven Peter Riley

ETDS from 1985

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Construction of Shuttle lac Plasmid pbw314 and Transformation of Escherichia coli and High Ethanol Yielding Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Strains with this Plasmid, Safiollah Bagherpour

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Measurement of Denitrification Rates in Agricultural Soils, Pamela A. Bonrud

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Ribonuclease II :A Glycoprotein with Differential Distribution in Tissues of two Nonacclimated Cultivars of Winter Barley, Gregory James Bunkers

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Plasma Pepsinogen Test for Hypobiotic Nematode Larvae in Abomasal Glands of Sheep, Richard Alex Jensen

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Colchicine induction of Tetraploid Plants from Cultured Bulbscale Discs of the Easter lily Lilium longiflorum Thumb, Omar M. Kafawin

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Distribution of Algae in Eastern South Dakota Wetlands, James D. Kreitlow

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Plant Regeneration in Callus Cultures Derived from Young Inflorescences of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.), Wayne A. Sargent

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A Laboratory Study Concerning the Control of Black-tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys ludovicianus) with Sodium Monofluoroacetate (Compound 1080), Charles David Ward

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Studies on the Immune Response to Bovine Herpesvirus Type 4 (BHV-4) in Cattle, Shirley K. Wynia

ETDS from 1984

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Feasibility Study of an Owner-operator System for Producing Trichoderma reesei QM 9414 Cellulase, Carla M. Cass

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An Epidemiological Study of Listeria Monocytogenes Using Virulence, Agglutination, and Agglutinin Adsorption Techniques, James R. Hoffman

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Construction and Characterization of Lac Containing Plasmids and the Transformation of Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiar with these Plasmids, Bradley J. Kleinsasser

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Ability of Klebsiella Pneumoniae to Fix Nitrogen Utilizing Selected Energy Sources, Theresa Helen Lemme

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A Morphometric Analysis of Ultrastructural Changes in the Shoot Apex of Glycine Max During the Morphogenetic Shift from Quiescence to Germination, Saba Mebrahtu

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The Effect of Simulated Natural Toxaphene Exposure on the Immune Respone of Mice, Linda Reilly-Gergen

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Possible Relationships Between Surface Water Chemistry and Aquatic Plants in the Northern Great Plains, Kristin K. Sletten

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Effects of Dietary Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on Body Weight, Food Consumption, and Glucose-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PHD) Activity in Lethal Yellow (Ay/Aw) and White-bellied Agouti (Aw/Aw) Mice (strain 129/Sv), Lisa DeEtte Staber

ETDS from 1983

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Numbers and Activity of Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria Associated with Spring Wheat, Mark W. Dott

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Replication of Bovine Parainfluenza-3 Virus in Bovine Alveolar Macrophages : Effects on Phagocytosis and Phagosome-Lysosome Fusion, Richard Allen Hesse

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Pilot Plant Production of Cellulase by Trichoderma Reesei QM9414 and the Effect of Dimethyl Sulfoxide on Cellulase Production by T. Reesei MCG77, Paul J. Whalen

ETDS from 1982

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Farm-scale Production of Fuel Ethanol and Distillers' Wet Grains from Corn and Corn-whey Mixtures, William Ray Gibbons

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Immunotoxic Effects of Pentachlorophenol in Mice, Linda J. Lee

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Plants Poisonous to Livestock in Botswana, Pearl Dijeng Motsepe

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Carbon Metabolism of Azospirillum brasilense, Galina V. Vigil

ETDS from 1980

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Isolation and Identification of Obligately Anaerobic Bacteria from Bovine Lung Abscesses, Steven Lee Daniel

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Host responses of Calves to a Group 5 Bovine Herpesvirus, Linda A. Krogman

ETDS from 1977

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Effects of Listeria Hemolysin on Mouse Embryos, Bruce A. Beck

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The Transmission of Mycobacterium Avium Among Swine: An Immunologic and Bacteriologic Study, Steven R. Ellsworth

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Studies of the Establishment and Characterization of Lactobacilli in the Digestive Tract of Chickens, David Linn Voelker

ETDS from 1976

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Bovine Ocular Squamous Cell Carcinoma : In Vitro Investigations of a Viral Etiology, Mary A. Anson

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Enumeration and Low Temperature Storage of Obligately Anaerobic Bacteria in Convenience Foods, Craig Edward Bremmon

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Morphological, Biochemical and Fluorescent Antibody Studies of Haemophilus Somnus, Danny W. Chladek

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Host Specificity and Nitrogen Fixation by Rhizobia from Native Legumes of South Dakota, Myron C. Fixation

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Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis Virus Induced Mammalian and Mosquito Cell Volume Changes as Detected with the Coulter Counter, Richard H. Fulker

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Investigations of Heat-labile and Heat-stable Enterotoxins Produced by Escherichia Coli Isolated from Naturally Occurring Bovine Colibacillosis, Judy Carol Kienholz

ETDS from 1975

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Prevalence of Listeria Monocytogenes in a Bovine Associated Environment, Verne D. Brakke

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Computer Simulation Model of the Immune Response of Mice to Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE) Computer Simulation Model of the Immune Response of Mice to Western Equine Encephalitis (WEE) Virusirus, Gilbert Chi Kuna Ho

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Biologic Properties of Midwestern Isolates of Pseudorabies, Pamela F. Leslie

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Salmonella Detection by Coulter Counter Volume Displacement Using Specific Antibody Coated Latex, Gita Chandulal Parikh

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Nitrogen Fixation and Other Microbial Activities in Soil on Antelope Range Station, Thomas J. Schneeweis

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Computer Simulation of Western Equine Encephalitis Virus Transmission to Horses in South Dakota by the Culex Tarsalis Mosquito, Richard Frank Schryer

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Nitrogen Fixation by Selected Native Legumes of South Dakota, Ronald S. Shave

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Nitrogen Fixation by and Isolation of Rhizobium Species from Native Legumes from a Tall Grass Prairie in South Dakota, Richard S. Steece

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Encephalitis Epidemiology in South Dakota : The Development and use of an Encephalitis Simulation Model and a Computerized Human Serum Bank to Determine Western and St. Louis Encephalitis Activity, Curtis Dean Wilson

ETDS from 1974

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The Decompostion of Organic Matter in Two Midgrass Prairies in Western South Dakota, Venance H. Lengkeek

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RNA and Cell Volume Distribution Analysis of VEE Virus Infected Mosquito Cell Cultures, Clayton Werner Naeve

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Comparison of Methods for the Rapid Detection of Streptococcus Bovis from Water, Edwin D. Oliver

ETDS from 1973

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The Determination of Salmonellae Transmission in Embryonated Chicken Eggs by the Use of Whole-body Sagittal Section and Fluorescent Antibody Techniques, Mark Michael Kieffer

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Implications of Pathogenicity and Transplacental Passage of Listeria Monocytogenes L-forms in Experimentally Infected Mice, Pam R. Kieffer

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A New Method for the Rapid Isolation of Streptococcus Bovis from Water, Jeffry F. Kohlhoff

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Comparison of Six Methods for the Quantitation of Salmonella Species from Surface Water, James George Nothnagel

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Detection of Staphylococcus Aureus Enterotoxin B by Antibody Coated Latex Particles Using Coulter Counter Channel Shifts, Fred William Olsen

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The Role of Western Equine Encephalitis and Saint Louis Encephalitis in Mosquitoes and Animals of South Dakota, Mark Edward Steichen

ETDS from 1934

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Dissociation and Life Cycle of Bacillus Subtilis, Herbert C. Batson