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

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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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    Description of Mental Health Responses on an Electronic PPE at a NCAA Division I Institution: A Pilot Study, Megan Blomberg

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    Phytoremediation of Saline-Sodic Soils in East Central South Dakota Utilizing Perennial Grass Mixtures, Douglas J. Fiedler

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    Global Gene Expression and DNA Methylation of the Hypothalamus in Feeder Calves Fed a High Concentrate Diet upon Entering Feedlot Phase, Jason E. Griffin

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    Investigation of Influenza B Virus Replication Potential in Swine Primary Respiratory Epithelial Cells and Phylodynamic Analysis of Equine Influenza A H3N8 Viruses, Sunayana Shyam Jandhyala

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    In Planta Evaluation of Gene Regulation by Soybean Auxin Response Factors, Pratiksha K C

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    Seismic Performance of Mechanically Spliced Bridge Columns through Analytical Studies, Mathew Ray LaVoy

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    Winter Patch Grazing, Patch Burn Grazing, and Bird Communities in Western South Dakota, Jennifer Lutze

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    Effects of a Campus Dining Tour Intervention on First Year Students Perception of Healthfulness of Environment, Paige Pappadackis

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    Computational Intelligence Approaches for Energy Optimization in Microgrids, Tamal Roy

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    Follow-up Nurse Telephone Calls for Heart Failure Patients: A Case Study, Danielle M. Schievelbein

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    Optimization-based Fast-frequency Support in Low Inertia Power Systems, Ujjwol Tamrakar

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    Giving Voice to Adults Living with Cystic Fibrosis: A Phenomenological Study, Brandon M. Varilek

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    Impact of Coaching by Extension Professionals on Rural Wellness Coalition Success, Taylor Willhite

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    The Biology of the Influenza D Virus, Jieshi Yu

    ETDS from 2019

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    Finite Mixture of Regression Models for Complex Survey Data, Abdelbaset Abdalla

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    Integration of Molecular Techniques for the Investigation of Bovine Respiratory Disease, Amy Abrams

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    The Effect of Proteolytic Queues on Antibiotic Tolerance and Persistence Cells Population in Escherichia Coli, Alawiah Abualrahi

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    Diversification and Its Implications for South Dakota Farmers’ Identity as Farmers: Wind Farm Diversification as a Case Study, Abdelrahim Abulbasher

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    Natural Sunlight Photodegradation of Halogenated Disinfection Byproducts in Water, Ibrahim Abusallout

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    Novel Hybrid Analogs of Estrone Origin Exhibits Cytotoxic Effects against EGFR-dependent Cancers, Felix Acheampong

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    A Dynamic Fault Tolerance Model for Microservices Architecture, Hajar Hameed Addeen

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    Mass Spectrometry-Based Quantitative Proteomic Analysis of Biological Fluids, Patience Akosua Afedi