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The diversity of oomycetes associated with cotton seedlings in Alabama and the assembly of the spermosphere microbiome of cotton and soybean 

Olofintila, Oluwakemisola (2022-11-21)
Cotton and soybean are major crops in the US grown for fiber and protein. Fungal and oomycete pathogens can affect cotton and soybean seedlings resulting in seed and seedling damping-off. Many different oomycete species ...

Diving tourism on coral reefs in Florida: Variation in recreational diver behavior and impacts on reef corals 

Krieger, Joseph (2012-04-06)
Ecotourism often is promoted as an ecologically-friendly use of natural resources, however if not managed carefully, can cause negative impacts to ecosystems. In the Florida Keys, minimal government involvement in regulating ...

DNA Barcoding and Related Molecular Markers for Fish Species Authentication, Phylogenetic Assessment and Population Studies 

Wong, Li Lian (2011-12-05)
This study highlighted the usage of molecular genetic markers in fish species and population level studies to address food safety and ecological issues. Species level study was constructed based on the growing concern in ...

DNA barcoding of medically important mosquitoes and molecular detection of Rickettsia felis in the mosquitoes and the blood of domestic dogs and cats 

Hoque, Md Monirul (2021-08-02)
Rickettsia felis, an obligate intracellular bacterium, is the causative agent of human flea-borne spotted fever. The recent surge of reports of this disease has raised the concern of a near-future outbreak as the list of ...

DNA fingerprinting of Castanea species in USA 

Li, Xiaowei (2011-08-08)
Two Castanea species (C. dentata, the American chestnut, and C. pumila, var. pumila, the Allegheny chinkapin, and var. ozarkensis, the Ozark chinkapin) are native to the USA. It has been difficult to differentiate the ...

DNA-based Proximity Assays for Biomarker Detection Using Fluorescence and Electrochemistry with Improved Performance through Probe Flexibility 

Kurian, Amanda S.N. (2023-04-27)  ETD File Embargoed
Detection of biomarkers is important in understanding the mechanisms underlying a disease and developing therapeutics for treatment and cure. Although there are several sensitive and specific analytical techniques revolving ...

Do as I say, not as I do: The effects of organizational response type on employee commitment during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Donnelly, Lilah (2023-05-04)
The COVID-19 pandemic presented an opportunity for organizations to show that they value their employees. During the pandemic, organizations could have responded substantively by mandating masks, enforcing social distancing, ...

Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? Regional Socioeconomic Factors, Agglomeration and Performance of Non-Profit Social Enterprises 

Sevak, Kunal (2016-05-06)
Nonprofit Social Enterprises (NPSEs) are nonprofit organizations that adopt commercial strategies to sustain their missions. Since nonprofit organizations have traditionally relied on philanthropy and have been known to ...

Do seasonal changes in developmental temperature have season-specific consequences in a lizard? 

Pearson, Phillip (2016-12-09)
Rapidly changing environmental conditions can reduce the fitness of a phenotype. Phenotypic plasticity can solve this problem by enabling individuals to develop phenotypes that are suited to their immediate environment. ...

Do structural and compositional shifts in mixed pine-oak forests alter fuels and fire behavior? 

Cabrera, Steven (2022-11-29)
The lack of fire disturbances throughout the 20th century has contributed to forest structural and compositional shifts, resulting in the encroachment of shade-tolerant and often fire-sensitive hardwood species in ...

Do Symptoms of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Independently Predict Non-Medical Use of Prescription Stimulants in a College Student Sample? 

Gayleard, Jessica (2018-12-11)
As evidence for the construct of SCT continues to grow, it is important for further research to continue investigating how symptoms of SCT may impact functioning in college students. The current study examined whether ...

Do Symptoms of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Independently Predict Social Functioning or Risky Behavior in a College Student Sample? 

Kirk , Claire (2018-05-10)
As evidence for the discriminant validity of SCT continues to emerge, researchers must further examine the ways in which SCT affects functioning in order to eventually tailor treatments to this population. The current study ...

Do Symptoms of Sluggish Cognitive Tempo Uniquely Predict Response to Interpersonal Stress in College Students? 

Miller, Melissa (2020-03-31)
SCT has been identified as a distinct construct but highly related to ADHD. SCT also often co-occurs with internalizing disorders. In adults, SCT is associated with interpersonal problems, and the way individuals respond ...

Do You Measure Up? A mixed-methodological study of graduate student academic comparison, privacy management, and perceived program competition. 

McCormick, Melissa (2021-04-28)
‘It’s going to feel impossible until you’re through it, but you’ll get through it.’ Obtaining a graduate degree is no small feat and often requires not only mental investment but also emotional investment. Graduate programs ...

Documentation of the Rapid Replacement of Four GDOT Bridge Decks 

Umphrey, Joshua (2006-05-15)
The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has many interstate bridges near downtown Birmingham which have good substructures and superstructures, but suffer from significant deck cracking and deterioration. The ...

Does An All-Star Premium Exist in the NBA? An Econometric Analysis of NBA Player Salaries from 1999-2006 

Hayles, James (2006-12-15)
This thesis is a salary determination model for NBA players. It presents a review of previously published literature as well as discusses background information on the structure of the NBA’s labor market. It uses the ...

Does chronic leptin treatment decrease glucagon responsiveness in STZ-induced type 1 diabetic rats? 

Rowland, Kristin (2013-07-15)
Central administration of leptin normalizes blood glucose (BG) concentrations in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. We hypothesize that this is due to a leptin-mediated decrease in glucagon responsiveness. Male ...

Does Couple Wellbeing Mediate the Relationship Between Military Stressors/Supports and Psychological Outcomes in Military Wives? 

Campbell, Debbie (2020-07-14)
This study examined the relationships between military stressors and supports, couple wellbeing, and the psychological outcomes of military wives. Systems focused theories, specifically the ABCX Model of Family Stress and ...

Does force enhancement occur during the stretch-shorten cycle? 

Fox, John (2014-12-17)
Recently, research into mechanisms for muscle force enhancement has gained popularity. Force enhancement is a term used for the increase in force output of muscle above that predicted by the muscle tension-length relationship, ...

Does Higher Self-Control Predict Higher State-Orientation and Negative Self-Referential Emotions? A Mixed Methods Study. 

Hayes, Dean (2019-12-10)
Trait self-control has been evaluated overwhelmingly as desirable, but only limited research has investigated the negative trade-offs associated with exercising self-control. This paper uses mixed methods to explore ...