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A valine to leucine mutation in hypomorphic Wolbachia CidB reduces both deubiquitylation and cytoplasmic incompatibility 

Akwa, Daniel (2021-07-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI) remains one of the most highly researched and applied phenotype conferred by the bacterium, Wolbachia on the host organisms it infects. For programs that rely on the CI phenomenon, the ...

Designing Advanced Catalysts for Urea Electrocatalytic Oxidation Reaction 

Yoon, Jaesik (2021-07-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Urea is the primary end product of nitrogen metabolism in humans, excreted from the human body by kidney function through urine. Abnormal concentrations of urea in the human urine provide essential information on renal ...

Epigenomic and transcriptomic alterations of channel catfish exposed to DNA methyltransferase inhibitor and estradiol 

Wang, Wenwen (2021-07-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Teleost fish exhibit a great level of diversity of sex determination. With channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), a lower teleost, sex determination genes have not been identified. However, the sex determination region ...

Cannabinoid: A Potential Anti-Cancer Agent for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 

Omer, Saba (2021-07-23)  ETD File Embargoed
The non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) are a heterogeneous family of lymphoid malignancies and are one of the most commonly diagnosed neoplasm in both dogs and humans. Systemic anticancer chemotherapy is the treatment of choice ...

U.S. Local Governments’ Human Resource and Facility Engagement with Their Immigrants 

Chen, Xiaofeng (2021-07-23)  ETD File Embargoed
Immigrants are an indispensable component of communities in the United States. Regarding the roles government of all levels play in immigration laws or/and services, the federal government plays a significant role in ...

An Eye-tracking study: Do intrinsic and extrinsic cue words of locally grown food menu items associate with consumers’ visual attention and menu item choice at hyper-local restaurants? 

Conoly, Yoonah (2021-07-22)  ETD File Embargoed
Consumers’ interest in locally grown food is growing. However, there has been limited research exploring how certain cue words on menus could be eye-catching and correlate to consumers’ food selection decision. Therefore, ...

The Relationship between Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction: Moderated by Perceptions of Relational Power 

Benson, Matthew (2021-07-22)
Following the Relational Theory of Power, which states that relationship power is more fluid than static, this study hoped to show the mutual influence of sexual satisfaction and equitable relationship power dynamics on ...

Essays on Forecasting in Finance 

Burson, Jonathan (2021-07-22)
This dissertation is composed of three essays related to forecasting in various financial markets. The first essay reviews over 60 studies published from 2008 to 2021 that investigate the causes of the mortgage crisis ...

Utilizing Aquaculture Effluent Efficiently in Cucumber Production through Substrate Choice and Fertigation Management 

Ayipio, Emmanuel (2021-07-22)
De-coupled aquaponics offers several benefits over coupled aquaponics due to ability to manipulate each sub-unit independently. Fine-tuning plant production practices to make the best of the low-nutrient laden aquaculture ...

The Effects of Cervical Spine Position and Spinal Manipulation on Shoulder Rotation Strength 

Giordano, Kevin (2021-07-22)
Shoulder rotation strength is included as part of an orthopedic examination for clinicians treating patients presenting with shoulder pathology. However, for populations prone to shoulder injury, such as overhead athletes ...

Evaluation of orally and rectally administered misoprostol in a low-dose endotoxin challenge in horses 

Kimura, Shun (2021-07-21)  ETD File Embargoed
Endotoxemia occurs in many equine diseases, resulting in systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Misoprostol demonstrates in vitro reductions in pro-inflammatory cytokine production when stimulated by endotoxin. ...

Effect of Different Synthesis Conditions on the Physical and Chemical Properties of MXenes (Two-dimensional Transitional Metal Carbides/Nitrides) 

Kayali, Emre (2021-07-21)  ETD File Embargoed
Transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXenes) are a new family of two-dimensional (2D) materials first discovered in 2011. They have gained huge interest over the last decade due to their excellent physical and chemical ...

Computational Design of Random Rough Surfaces in Thin-film Solar Cells by Stochastic Gradient Methods 

Li, Qiang (2021-07-21)  ETD File Embargoed
We present an efficient numerical algorithm to solve for the optimal random structure in maximizing the absorptance for thin-film solar cells. Random rough texture can increase the absorbing efficiency of solar cells by ...

Probing the Adaptation Strategies in the Genus Xanthomonas 

Liyanapathiranage, Prabha Dhananjani (2021-07-21)  ETD File Embargoed
Bacterial species belonging to the genus Xanthomonas can infect and cause severe diseases in a wide range of host plants including many economically important crops throughout the world. While the majority of studies ...

Multi-Family Group Intervention: Affect Regulation to Improve Attachment for Adolescents Adjudicated of a Sex Offense and their Maternal Caregivers 

Lindsay, Takoma (2021-07-21)
Research suggests that insecure attachment and deficits in affect regulation are common characteristics in youth who have been adjudicated for a sexual offense. Family therapies are not a focus in adolescent treatment, but ...

The Effect of Language Use on Emotional Expression and Autobiographical Memory Retrieval in Bilingual Therapy 

Song, Haidi (2021-07-21)  ETD File Embargoed
The purpose of this study was to gain understanding into the mechanism of autobiographical story telling process in bilingual therapy by examining language independence, language specificity and code-switching phenomenon. ...

Virtual Technology in Radiologic Technology Classrooms: The Educational Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Ward, Taylor (2021-07-20)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many educators were forced to convert their courses to a virtual format with very short notice. Radiologic technology educators have the responsibility to prepare the future generation of ...

Spatial and temporal investigation of taste and odor-producing microorganisms in Lake Saugahatchee 

Thomas, Morgan (2021-07-20)  ETD File Embargoed
Geosmin is one of the most prevalent taste and odor compounds found in drinking water and is produced by a variety of algae. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) can be used to identify and monitor the growth of geosmin producers by ...

Measuring the Positive Side of the Work-Life Interface: A Factor Analytic Examination and Scale Refinement of Work-Life Enrichment, Facilitation, and Positive Spillover 

Shifrin, Nicole (2021-07-20)  ETD File Embargoed
Since the conception of the positive side of the work-life interface, several researchers have simultaneously developed separate conceptualizations of positive transfers between the work and life domains, including work-life ...

Surface engineering of conductive material-based composites for energy applications 

Zhang, Miaomiao (2021-07-20)  ETD File Embargoed
With the increasing concern on renewable sources (wind, wave and solar), energy storage and power management have become increasingly important topics. Supercapacitors (SCs) with features of ultrahigh power output, excellent ...

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