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A QTL Map for Growth and Morphometric Traits Using a Channel Catfish X Blue Catfish Interspecific Hybrid System 

Hutson, Alison (2008-12-15)
Many genetic programs have been designed to enhance performance for different desired traits in ictalurid catfish. Using quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis, specific culture traits can be identified so that the performance ...

Qualifying the Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity and Corresponding Infiltration Processes 

Alakayleh, Zuhier (2019-12-05)
Many engineering systems such as the hydraulic barriers and infiltration practices are designed based on the understanding of water infiltration through the subsurface. Among the soil hydraulic properties, the saturated ...

Quality Control, Sensitivity Analysis, and Development of Traffic Factors for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design 

Mai, Derong (2013-11-15)
The Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) is well-recognized as the next generation of pavement design. State transportation agencies across the U.S. are moving toward this method by implementing the MEPDG ...

Quality Evaluation of Live Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) based on Textural Profiling Analysis, Free Amino Acids Analysis, and Consumer Sensory Evaluation 

Wang, Jue (2015-07-31)
The consumption of live eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) has become an important part of the diet for consumers in the United States. Because large amounts of oysters are grown every year, it is necessary for oyster ...

Quality in Family Child Care: The Voice of the Family Child Care Provider 

Newell, Amy (2009-04-14)
The primary purposes of this study are to explore the provider perspective on quality in family child care (FCC) and patterns of relationship between the provider perspective and the research-based perspective on quality ...

Quality of Life, Functional Performance, and User Satisfaction of Lower Limb Prosthesis Clients 

DadeMatthews, Oluwagbemiga (2022-08-03)
Limb loss is more common than many people realize. There are over two million people with amputated limbs in the United States and the numbers are expected to double in 2050. Despite the advances in prosthetic device ...

Quality or Quantity: Which is More Important for Adult Child-Parent Relationships? 

Voigt, Natasha (2019-07-12)
The purpose of this study was to explore, in a community sample, the association between quality and quantity of parent-adult child interactions and parents’ ratings of parent-adult child relationship quality. Additionally, ...

Quality Performance in Community Pharmacies: An Exploration of Pharmacists' Perceptions and Predictors 

Teeter, Benjamin (2015-09-23)
The improvement of healthcare quality has become an increasingly important issue in recent years. In an effort to improve quality of care, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has created a star rating system ...

Quality-Aware Data Crowdsourcing and Federated Learning in Wireless Networks 

Zhao, Yuxi (2022-11-21)
Data crowdsourcing (referred to as ``crowdsourcing'' for brevity) has found a wide range of applications. In principle, crowdsourcing leverages the ``wisdom'' of a potentially large crowd of workers (e.g., mobile users) ...

Quantification of Ergonomic Risk Factors in Southeastern Logging Operations 

Lynch, Stephanie (2017-07-18)
This dissertation aimed to expose and partially fill a gap in logging research regarding ergonomic risk factors associated with operating logging machines in the fully mechanized logging operations typical in the southeastern ...

Quantification of Soil Macropore Characteristics using X-ray Computed Tomography 

Budhathoki, Suman (2021-08-05)
Soil macropores, such as root channels and earthworm burrows, constitute only a small fraction of the total soil volume but contribute largely to the transport of water and solutes in subsurface flows. One of the challenges ...

The Quantification of the Concept of Engagement in Physical Education 

Stringfellow, Andy (2018-06-27)
The purpose of the first study was to develop and validate a new self-report survey used to determine the level of agentic, behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement of eighth and ninth grade boys and girls in physical ...

Quantification of the potential spawning contribution from oyster (Crassostrea virginica) restoration projects: a comparative study among restoration sites and substrates in coastal Alabama 

Yao, Nan (2013-01-09)
Although numerous ecosystem services of oyster reef restoration have been documented, the contribution of larvae has not been previously quantified. In this study, we selected 5 restoration sites in coastal Alabama (Billy ...

Quantification Techniques for Arterial Blood Flow and the Left Atrium 

Jha, Nikhil (2014-07-29)
Cardiovascular dysfunction is a major cause of morbidity and mortally. As such, the characterization of the heart and surrounding vessels has a high clinical significance. The advent of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging ...

Quantifying Condensation on Shell Eggs and its Effect on Salmonella Enteritidis Penetration into Egg Contents 

Gradl, Janet (2016-07-20)
Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) prevalence in eggs is a major concern to the egg industry. Some research has shown that egg sweating, which can occur when refrigerated eggs are moved into a warmer ambient temperature with ...

Quantifying fish swimming performance and behavior in two diverse environments: a multifaceted approach. 

Hershey, Henry (2019-07-11)
In the southeastern United States, low-head dams are common and the effects of these structures on migratory fishes are relatively unknown. Studying how migratory fish behave in habitats altered by dams such as the upstream ...

Quantifying Flow and Sediment Yield of an Ungauged Catchment using a Combination of Continuous Soil Moisture Accounting and Event-based Curve Number Method 

Tamang, Sagar (2017-08-17)
A serious aggradation problem has been identified in the Soapstone branch, a tributary to Little Choctawhatchee River. A study of historical aerial imageries shows deforestation of the catchment by a significant amount in ...

Quantifying Male Reproductive Performance of Blue Catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) to Improve Hatchery Production of Hybrid Catfish 

Montague, Helen (2023-04-20)
Catfish farming constitutes about 60% of total U.S. aquaculture production, where the channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus female × blue catfish, I. furcatus male hybrid accounts for >50% of the harvest. Current hatchery ...

Quantifying Pavement Preservation Performance Using Probabilistic Deterioration Modeling 

Jalali, Farhang (2020-07-14)
Throughout the last few decades, the pavement industry has slowly transitioned from construction and rehabilitation to pavement preservation. Pavement preservation can be described as a proactive approach for protecting ...

Quantifying the Fatigue Damage Accumulation in Bridges 

Ramesh Babu, Anjan Mogali (2019-12-05)
Many of the existing bridges in the United States were built during the interstate era and are reaching the end of their life cycle. Traffic-induced loadings are one of the primary factors affecting the service and fatigue ...