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    ETDS from 2018

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    Development of Biclustering Techniques for Gene Expression Data Modeling and Mining, Juan Xie

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    The Roles of DUXA, DPRX, and ARGFX Genes on Human Preimplantation Embryo Development, Most Farzana Yesmin

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    Improving the Nutritional Characteristics of Plant Feedstuff By-Products Using Fungal Metabolism, Jacob Zahler

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    Enhancing the Nutritive Value of Corn DDGS for Pigs, Casey Zangaro

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    Differences in Walking Mechanics between a Traditional Walker and the KB Balance Trainer, Silvia Zanini

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    An Approach to Finding Parking Space Using the CSI-based WiFi Technology, Yunfan Zhang

    ETDS from 2017

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    The Indirect Effect of BVDV on Immune Suppression: The Role of Infected Macrophages in Lymphocyte Apoptosis, Karim Abdelsalam

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    Characterization of Pyrenophora Tritici-Repentis in Wheat and Rye to Study Tan Spot Susceptibility and Insights Into Its Relationship with Stem Rust Resistance, Sidrat Abdullah

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    Comparative Study of the Distribution of Repetitive DNA in Model Organisms, Mohamed K. Aburweis

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    Encouraging Organic Agriculture: The Effects of Conversion Subsidies, Sarah Adams Inkoom

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    Effectiveness of a Shoulder Strengthening Intervention on the Incidence Rate of Glenohumeral Joint Instability Injuries, Michael Aderman

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    A Survey of Non-crop Plants as Alternative Hosts to Raspberries for Drosophila suzukii (Spotted Wing Drosophila), Bennur Agbaba

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    Development of Best Management Practices for Production of Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica Carinata) in South Dakota, Phillip Kenneth Alberti

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    Land Surface Phenologies and Seasonalities Using Cool Earthlight in Temperate and Tropical Croplands, Woubet Gashaw Alemu

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    A Dynamic Scaling Methodology for Improving Performance of Big Data Systems, Nashmiah Alhamdawi

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    Response of Soil Properties to 23-25 Years of Diverse Crop Rotations and Tillage Systems in South Dakota, USA, Abdullah H. Alhameid

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    Effects of Mechanical Bar Splices on Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Buildings, Abdullah Al Hashib

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    The Analysis of Flavor Compounds in Green Tea Using Ice Concentration Linked with Extractive Stirrer (Icecles), Abdullah H. Alluhayb

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    Effect of Ultrasonication on Biofilm Forming Ability of Common Dairy Sporeformers, Taghreed Almalki

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    Design, Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Estradiol-Triazole Analogs Targeting Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors in Colorectal Cancer, Faez Alotaibi

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    Adaptive Audio Classification Framework for in-Vehicle Environment with Dynamic Noise Characteristics, Haitham Alsaadan

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    Evaluating the Interactive Effects of Traffic Volumes and Access Density on Crash Frequency, Ali Mohammed Alsubeai

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    Effects of Phase Feeding During Gestation on Gilt Performance, Offspring Quality and Robustness, Agatha Ampaire

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    Phylogenetic and Associated Phenotypic Analysis of Salmonella Enterica Serovar Mbandaka, Linto Antony

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    Development and Properties of Kernel-based Methods for the Interpretation and Presentation of Forensic Evidence, Douglas Armstrong

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    Assessing the Near-Wall Hemodynamics in the Left Coronary Artery Using CFD, John Junior Asiruwa

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    Evaluation of Supplementing Brewer's Yeast to Lactating Dairy Cows, Taylor Christine Aubrey

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    Using RNA Seq to Define Genes and Pathways Affecting Salmonella Vaccine Response in Beef Cattle, Sara Awrahman

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    Molecular Characterization of Spot Blotch and Bacterial Leaf Streak Resistance in Bread Wheat, Girma Ayana

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    Common Trend in WIC and Non WIC Breastfeeding Rate: A Cointegration Approach of Panel and Time Series Data, Nazia Azim

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    Mathematical Modeling and Capacity Fading Study in Porous Current Collector Based Lithium Ion Battery, Surendra Bajagain

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    Enhancing Cellulase Production of Aureobasidium Pullulans for Use in Converting Dried Distillers’ Grains with Solubles into a Higher Protein Feed, Emily L. Baldwin

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    Exploring the Relationship Between Immediacy Behaviors and Student Motivation in Engineering Classrooms: Immediacy as a Cause of Motivation, Andrea N. Barahona Guerrero

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    Identifying Predictors of Weight Loss and Drop-Out Using Joint Modeling, Valerie Bares

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    Effects of Maternal Plane of Nutrition on Early Embryo Development and Offspring Performance, Erin E. Beck

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    Development of Highly Sensitive and Selective Breathing Sensors Using Molecular Imprinted Filtering for Diabetic and Alcoholic Patients, Md. Saleh Akram Bhuiyan

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    Mechanical Property Characterization of Discontinuous Fiber Reinforced Composites by Computer Modeling, Amrit Bhusal

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    Lignin Transformation and Characterization of Pyrolytic Products, Eric Amo Boakye

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    Dissecting the Histone-binding Mechanism of a PHD Finger Subtype, Daniel Boamah

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    Rehabilitation of Longitudinal Joints in Double-Tee Girder Bridges, Lucas Michael Bohn

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    Pretreatment, Enzymatic Hydrolysis, and Fermentation to Ethanol Using a Lignocellulosic Feedstock and Subsequent Recovery of a Value Added Co-product: Pure Crystalline Cellulose, Ryan J. Bouza

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    Gender Matters: Perceptions of Corporate Leadership, Kylie A. Braegelmann

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    On Zero-Sum Rado Numbers for the Equation ax_1 + x_2 = x_3, Nicholas Brown

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    Effect of Grazing Pressure on Cattle Grazing Cool Season Annual Forages, Brooke Brunsvig

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    Assessment of Nutritional Counseling Frequency on Weight Status in Renal Transplant Recipients, Kelly Butler

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    Activated Carbon Preparation and Modification for Adsorption, Yuhe Cao

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    Glulam Timber Bridges for Local Roads, Zachary Charles Carnahan

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    Intra-Industry Trade in Agricultural Products Between the United States, NAFTA and European Union Trading Partners, Shuvo Chakraborty

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    Development of Heterogeneous Catalysts for Upgrading Biomass Pyrolysis Bio-Oils into Advanced Biofuels, Shouyun Cheng

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    Price Discovery and Volatility Spillover Effects: The Agricultural ETPS and Their Underlying Commodities, Yu Chen

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    Phytophthora Sojae Infecting Soybean: Pathotype Diversity, New Sources of Resistance and Interaction with the Soybean Cyst Nematode, Rawnaq Nazneen Chowdhury

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    Assessment of Hard Red Spring Wheat Germplasm for Cold Temperature Germination Tolerance, Ulas Cinar

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    Examination of the Potential of Structure-from-Motion Photogrammetry and Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Rapid Nondestructive Field Measurement of Grass Biomass, Sam D. Cooper

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    The Lived Experience of Retired College Athletes with a History of 1 or More Concussions, Rebecca Cover

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    Investigating the Atmospheric Production of Perchlorate: Inference from Polar Ice Cores, Thomas S. Cox

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    Genetic Factors Associated with Thermal Tolerance in Grow-finish Pigs as Measured by Feeding Behavior, Amanda Jeanne Cross

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    An Evaluation of Deer and Pronghorn Surveys in South Dakota, Kristopher W. Cudmore

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    Identification of CDKs as Novel Targets of Aspirin and Its Metabolites: A Potential Role in Cancer Prevention, Rakesh Dachineni

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    Efficient Energy Optimization for Smart Grid and Smart Community, Avijit Das

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    Deep Eutectic Solvents Synthesis, Characterization and Applications in Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass, Ganesh Degam

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    Mitigating Risks of Ochratoxin A Contamination in Oats, Bandana Dhungana

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    Impacts of Integrated Crop-livestock System on Soil Surface Greenhouse Gas Fluxes at a Farm Scale in South Dakota, Brant Douville

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    UAV-Based Bridge Inspection and Computational Simulations, Luis Duque

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    The Role of Aid for Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in Poverty Reduction: A Panel Data Analysis of 91 Developing Countries, Olivia Durowah

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    Threshold Models for Genome-wide Association Mapping of Familial Breast Cancer Incidence in Humans, Nasir Elmesmari

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    The Effect of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness on Jumping Mechanics and Performance, Ryan J. Engels

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    Soil Response to Cropping Sequences and Grazing Under Integrated Crop-livestock System, Hanxiao Feng

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    Native Species for Biomass Production and Roadside Habitat in South Dakota, Jacob Foley

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    Health-Promoting Behaviors, Hope, and Health-Related Quality of Life in Persons Impacted by Parkinson’s Disease, Amy K. Forbes

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    U-Statistics for Characterizing Forensic Sufficiency Studies, Cami Fuglsby

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    Assessment of Varying Model Representations in CFD Simulations, Caitlin R. Gerdes

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    Identification of Physiological and Morphological Traits Governing High Water Use Efficiency in Alfalfa, Krishna Ghimire

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    Relationship of the Fractal and Chemical Characteristics of Self-Assembled Natural Organic Matter, Dennis K. Gibson

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    Engineering of Photo-Rechargeable Energy Storage, Ashim Gurung

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    Explaining the Gender Wage Gap in Rural and Urban China, Wei Gu

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    The Synthetic Biology of N2-Fixing Cyanobacteria for Photosynthetic Terpenoid Production, Charles T. Halfmann

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    An Evaluation of the Relationship between Cooking and Wellness Behaviors in College Students, Andrea Hanson

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    Russian Real Estate Purchases in Finland, 1990-2016, Mika Hasanen

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    Cathode Interface Engineering for High Performance Planar Perovskite Solar Cells, MD Nazmul Hasan

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    Cardiovascular Risk, Remote Ischemic Postconditioning, and Endothelial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury, Brian A. Hemenway

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    Improving Survey Methodology to Monitor Rare Grassland Birds in South Dakota, Kassondra Hendricks

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    Funding of Higher Education: Variations in State Funding, Impacts of State Funding on Differential Tuition, and Variables Impacting Differential Tuition, Michael Holbeck

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    Modeling Streamflow and Water Quality Impacts of Grassland Establishment, Conversion, and Management in Skunk Creek Watershed, Jiyeong Hong

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    Evaluating Filter Materials for E. Coli Removal from Stormwater, Ghaem Hooshyari

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    CBL and CBL-B Dictate CSF-1R Endocytic Traffic and Signaling in Macrophages, Lu Huang

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    The Home Environment and Parenting Practices: Associations with Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Preschool-age Children, Emily C. Huber

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    Food Protein-based Core-shell Nanocarriers for Oral Drug Delivery Applications: (Influence of Shell Composition on In vitro and In vivo Functional Performance of Zein Nanocarriers, MD Saiful Islam

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    Green Thermosetting Factory: Novel Star-shaped Bio-based Systems and Their Thermosetting Resins; Synthesis and Characterization, Arash Jahandideh

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    Simulation of Magnetically Confined Inductively Coupled Plasma, Sina Javadpour

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    Biofilm Formation by Common Dairy Sporeformers on Native and Modified Stainless Steel Surfaces, Shivali Jindal

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    Self-Assembled Architecture of Natural Organic Matter, Cynthia Johnson-Edler

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    Mountain Lion (Puma concolor) Population Characteristics and Resource Selection in the North Dakota Badlands, Randy D. Johnson

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    Senecavirus A: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis and Infection Dynamics, Lok Raj Joshi

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    Reflection and Acceptance: Small Town Ghosts Represented in Poetry, Adam Junker

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    Electrochemical Sensor for Metal Ions and Phosphate Ion Detection for Biomedical and Agriculture Application, Md Faisal Kabir

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    Biotic Integrity in the Northwestern Great Plains and Mechanisms Regulating Stream Condition in South Dakota, Chad Kaiser

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    Comprehensive Structural, Thermal and Toxicological Characterization of 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Alkylbenzenesulfonate Ionic Liquids, Hiranmayee Kandala

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    Impact of Subsurface Drainage on Water Yield for Typical Soil and Weather in Eastern South Dakota, Govinda Karki

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    Spatial and Spatiotemporal Modeling of Epidemiological Data, Laxman Karki

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    Rail Rebound: The Impact of Freight Rails on Regional Development in the United States, 1970-2010, Bishal Bhakta Kasu