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The Development of a Nucleic Acid-Directed Switch and Proximity Dependent Protein Assays using Electrochemical Techniques 

Ford, Katarena (2018-10-09)  ETD File Embargoed
The analysis of nucleic acids (NA), has increased demand for point-of-care systems, such as rapid preventive health care, forensic applications, etc. Thus inspired, a vast amount of biosensor platforms for the detection ...

A Study of Methyl-coenzyme M Reductase Maturation: Coenzyme F430 Biosynthesis and Post-translational Modifications 

Zheng, Kaiyuan (2018-10-03)  ETD File Embargoed
This dissertation seeks to investigate the coenzyme F430 biosynthetic pathway and post-translational modification (PTM) enzymes of methyl-coenzyme M reductase (MCR), which will have applications in natural gas-to-liquid ...

Surface Engineering of Organic Conductors 

Cook, Jonathan (2018-10-03)  ETD File Embargoed
Surfaces represent a rich area for research and scientific exploration, as they often govern how a material interacts with its environment. Control over the properties of a surface allows materials to be used in new ways ...

Movement and habitat use of Shoal Bass Micropterus cataractae in two Chattahoochee River tributaries 

Cottrell, Amy (2018-10-02)
Shoal Bass Micropterus cataractae is a fluvial specialist endemic to the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. Recent studies show there is a lot of variation in movement and habitat ...

Educational Leaders’ Perceptions of the Implementation, Benefits, and Barriers to Breakfast in the Classroom 

Dillard, Perry (2018-10-02)  ETD File Embargoed
This elicitation study explored principals’ perspectives regarding beliefs and practices related to breakfast consumption and Breakfast in the Classroom implementation within schools in a state in the southeastern United ...

High Frequency Behavior of Electrical Contact Subjected to Vibration Induced Fretting Corrosion 

Yang, Haoyue (2018-10-02)
expansion/contraction, mechanical vibration, or by a combination of these two mechanisms. Recently there has been considerable work on this topic, including experimental investigations and model development work. Much of ...

Potential Influence of Climate Variations, Water Quality and Soil Quality on Uganda’s Aquaculture 

Naigaga, Shamim (2018-09-28)
Fisheries production from lakes and other natural waters in Uganda is declining, and expansion of the aquaculture sector is needed to increase aquatic protein for human consumption. The present study was conducted to improve ...

Developing an Hourly Water Quality Model to Simulate Diurnal Water Temperature and Dissolved Oxygen Variations in Shallow Lakes 

Jamily, Jalil Ahmad (2018-09-19)  ETD File Embargoed
Water quality related problems are serious concerns in most part of the world in the 21st century. Previous studies conducted on lakes have usually tried to develop models for deep strongly stratified lakes. Moreover, all ...

Effects of Responsibility Center Management System on Financial Performance Indicators among 50 Public Universities 

Long, Jeff (2018-09-05)  ETD File Embargoed
The purpose of this study was to determine if a decentralized budget system, such as a Responsibility Center Management (RCM) system, improves a university’s key performance indicators (KPIs), specifically, operating ...

On the Development of a Volumetric Velocimetry Technique using Multiple Plenoptic Cameras 

Fahringer, Timothy Jr (2018-08-29)
Plenoptic PIV was recently introduced as a viable three-dimensional, three-component velocimetry technique based on light field cameras. One of the main benefits of this technique is its single camera configuration allowing ...

A Multi-Study Examination of the Role of Values in the Venture Legitimation Process in the Sharing Economy: A Values Work Perspective 

McSweeney, Jordan (2018-08-28)
This dissertation utilizes a value driven theoretical framework, coupled with a multi-study design to examine how values influence venture legitimation processes under conditions of institutional instability (i.e., study ...

The Effects of 40% Throughfall Reduction on Soil Respiration in a Longleaf Pine Plantation 

Blackstock, Jake (2018-08-24)  ETD File Embargoed
Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) forests can serve as disturbance-resistant, long-term carbon sinks, but net ecosystem productivity of longleaf pine forests has been shown to be sensitive to drought. Soil respiration (Rs) ...

Utilization of Poultry Litter and Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria to Improve Crop Productivity 

Lin, Yaru (2018-08-21)  ETD File Embargoed
In order to satisfy the demand for food on a global scale, more than 180 million tons of chemical fertilizers are applied annually to increase crop yields. However, the consequences of indiscriminate chemical fertilizer ...

What ignites fire ant density and impacts in longleaf pine ecosystems? 

Haines, Angelina (2018-08-21)  ETD File Embargoed
Invasive invertebrates are studied due to their impacts on human and ecosystem health, but impacts on native invertebrates are less known. The red imported fire ant (RIFA, Solenopsis invicta) is an ideal model species to ...

Analysis of Slope Failures Along Alabama Highways 

Knights, Michelle (2018-08-20)
Slope stability management systems (SSMSs) have been developed by multiple state transportation agencies to assess landslides adjacent to highways—aiding in the effective allocation of resources for slope and/or roadway ...

Characterization of unsteady multiphase flows in stormwater management applications 

Wang, Jue (2018-08-20)
Intense rain events create many issues in urban areas, including flooding, overflows in stormwater systems, sediment pollution, etc. In many circumstances, flows are unsteady and characterized by multiphase flow conditions, ...

Laterally String Stable Control at Large Following Distances Using DRTK and TDCP 

Geiger, Stephen (2018-08-03)
This thesis examines the lateral string stability of vehicle convoys. String stability is a type of stability that relates specifically to interconnected systems. In the case of vehicle convoys, string stability examines ...

Load Testing, Analysis, and Design of a New Box Culvert Wing Tab 

Voitenko, Pavlo (2018-08-03)
Culverts are critical hydraulic and transportation structures. They are often subjected to complex load conditions such as backfill earth pressure and traffic live load. Culverts may experience total and differential soil ...

Understanding Motivation in A Rural Physical Education Setting 

Boyd, Korey (2018-08-03)
This ethnographic case study examined students’ experiences in a rural physical education setting during the 2017-2018 school year. Participants in this study were seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students (n=43), a volunteer ...

Mixing, Mass Transfer and Cell Production in a Continuous Bioreactor 

Fang, Shu (2018-08-03)  ETD File Embargoed
This research investigated a novel continuous bioreactor which has the advantages of enhanced oxygen transfer, low shear stress, ease of operation and scalability. The bioreactor showed significant improvement in gas-liquid ...

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