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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    ETDS from 2020

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    Burning with Potential: Understanding the Relationship between Biochar and Agriculture of the Northern Glaciated Plains Ecoregion, Kaitlyn Abrahamson

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    Different Treatments of Biochar Carbon YP-50F to Enhance Specific Capacitance of Supercapacitor, Ezaldeen Adhamash

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    Effects of Particle Size of Distillers Dried Grains and Increase Levels of Flour Enrichment - A Study of Nutritional Composition, Rheology, and Quality of Fiber and Protein Enriched Bread, Patra Nwamaka Akaya

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    Monitoring Methods and Performance Assessment for Implementation of Low Impact Development Practices in South Dakota, Farhana Akhter

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    Exploring Phenotypic Diversity and Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping for Root Architecture, Freezing Tolerance, Chilling Fulfillment, and Photoperiod Traits in Grapevine Populations, Dilmini Alahakoon

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    Biomass and Morphological Development of Miscanthus Compared with Native Grass in South Dakota, Ehsan J. Al Ainizi

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    Application of Nanofiltration to Delactosed Permeate to Produce Food Grade Retentate and Permeate Streams, Lee Alexander

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    Assembly of Triticum boeoticum ssp. aegilopoides and Triticum monoccocum Genomes, Mustafa Aljadi

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    Solvolytic Lignocellulosic Biomass Liquefaction, Mustafa Alluhaibi

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    Antidiabetic Activity of Cissus rotundifolia Plant Growing in Saudi Arabia, Saad Ali Alshehri

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    Examining Communication Patterns and Identity in Families with Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Amber L. Alvey

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    Structural Performance Evaluation of Dynamic Message Signs with Adhesive and Welded Joints, Ibin Amatya

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    The Parmesan Cheese Model System: Alleviation of Browning Defect in Parmesan Cheese, Megan Huegli Aubrey

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    Understanding South Dakota Farmers’ Intentions to and Adoption of Conservation Practices: An Examination of the Theory of Planned Behavior, Edem Avemegah

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    Analysis of Two Maize Mutations that Arose After Exposure to Radiation from a Plutonium-Beryllium Source and Developing Molecular Markers for Antimorph AEI1-5180, An Alternative to AEI to Increase Amylose Content in Maize Endosperm, Prameela Awale

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    Impact of Postweaning Management Strategies on Beef Carcass Characteristics and Meat Quality, Christina Elaine Bakker

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    Identification and Genomic Characterization of Candidate Starch and Lactate Utilizing Bacteria from the Rumen of Beef Cattle, Venkata Bandarupalli

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    Interaction of Streptomyces Closely Associated with Bacillus in Nitrogen-limiting Conditions, Aminya Baniya

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    The Role of Endophytes in Conferring Salinity Tolerance in Prairie Cordgrass and the Winter Wheat Mint Variety, Jeffery Bartel

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    The Role of Endophytes in Conferring Salinity Tolerance in Prairie Cordgrass and the Winter Wheat Mint Variety, Jeffery Bartel

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    Analysis of Coevolving Residues of xCDxCDx-PHD, A Distinct type of PHD-Finger, Shraddha Basu

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    Higher Temperatures Have Contrasting Effects on Different Components of Forage Quality for Caribou in Northern Alaska, Heidi Becker

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    Examining Instructional Methods in End-of-life Nursing Education: Lecture vs. Simulation, Jonathan M. Benson

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    Data Driven Synthetic Load Modeling for Smart City Energy Management Studies, Fernando Bereta dos Reis

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    In-Season Crop Management Effect On Soybean Yield and Grain Quality in Eastern South Dakota, Kelsey Bergman