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Effect of dietary inclusion of corn from different origins on metabolizable energy, amino acid digestibility, growth performance, carcass traits, and nutrient digestibility of broilers. 

Vargas Patino, Jose Isaac (2022-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
Corn is an important feed ingredient of broiler diets due to its high content of apparent metabolizable energy (AME). Additionally, its high inclusion in diets makes it a non-negligible source of crude protein (CP) and ...

Kinematic Equine Gait Analysis and Architecture Trait Phenotyping of Loblolly Pine using 3D Stereo Machine Vision and Deep Learning 

Niknejad, Nariman (2022-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
As agricultural technologies have progressed rapidly over the past decades, animal and plant phenotyping has become one of the primary research topics. Conventional phenotyping relies heavily on manual measurements, which ...

Improving the Performance of Reinforced Concrete Decks in California 

Hurtado, Pablo E. (2022-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
The poor performance observed over the years starts at the very early age of the bridge, like in California. The literature review suggests that restraining effects on the deck may cause excessive early-age transverse ...

Hydrotreatment of Biomass and Waste Derived Hydrothermal and Pyrolysis Liquid Intermediates for the Production of Fuels and Lubricants 

Roy, Poulami (2022-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
Extensive use of crude oil resources in producing fuel, energy, and chemicals to sustain the growing world population has led to the depletion of natural resources and the release of greenhouse gas emissions leading to ...

Using squamate systems to understand molecular underpinnings of evolutionary processes 

Klabacka, Randy L. (2022-12-02)
The solidification of evolutionary biology as a scientific theory provided a foundation for understanding the source of life’s variation, an objective that has since become a central aim in biology. While scientific ...

Performance or Safety? How Regulatory Foci and Brand Associations Affect Gen Z Car Shoppers’ Attitudes Toward and Intentions to Respond to Mobile Advertising Claims 

Wang, Wei (2022-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
This study aims to systematically examine the effects of message-regulatory focus fit and message-brand association fit on Gen Z consumers’ attitudes and intentions to respond to mobile advertising claims, employing ...

Regional-scale Mapping of Canopy Height and Aboveground Biomass using ICESat-2 and Landsat-8 Data 

Tiwari, Kasip (2022-12-02)
The Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite- 2 (ICESat-2), launched in September 2018, is a follow-on mission to ICESat, which operated from 2003 to 2009. While ICESat-2 observations do not provide full coverage, integrating ...

Closing the Gap on Interventions and Strategies to Address College Student Food Insecurity 

Hickey, Abbigail (2022-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
Food insecurity is a condition of limited or inconsistent access to adequate food for a healthy, active lifestyle. Approximately 32 percent of college students experience food insecurity compared to 10.5 percent of households ...

The Modification and Role of a Methyl-Arginine Post-Translational Modification in the Active Site of the Enzyme Methyl-Coenzyme M Reductase 

Clohan Gasaway, Katherine (2022-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
The enzyme methyl-coenzyme M reductase (Mcr) is used in methanogenic archaea to produce methane and in anaerobic methanotrophs to oxidize methane. A significant portion of the methane produced by methanogens is released ...

Stylin' Black Power: Fashion, Dignity, and Masculinity 

Carter, Mickell (2022-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
This study examines Black men’s style during the shifting political terrain of the Black Power Movement in the1960s and 1970s. Through a stylistic analysis of images, film, musical albums, and advertisements, I question ...

Cyanotoxin Production in Subtropical Lakes over the Last 150 Years with Implications for Human and Ecosystem Health 

Clift, Troy (2022-12-02)  ETD File Embargoed
Lakes are experiencing a modern period of increased eutrophication due to cultural impacts and climate change. One common characteristic of lake eutrophication is the increase in cyanobacteria, which possess a competitive ...

Ensuring Safe Drinking Water for the Northern Corridor of Haiti Through Expanded Testing Services 

Ogisma, Lonege (2022-12-01)
Due to the lack of potable piped water, drinking water access is a concern in Haiti. Families often gather water for household use from private wells, springs, and rivers. These local water sources are often of unknown or ...

7 Tesla Functional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Analysis of Pain Processing in Humans 

Nichols, Steven (2022-12-01)  ETD File Embargoed
Globally, one in five people will experience some form of chronic pain in their life. In the United States, an estimated 50 million people manage chronic pain daily, nearly 20 million of which are categorized as high-impact ...

Examining the ability of molecular methods to differentiate reproductive potentials in Bos taurus heifers 

Mahoney, Erin (2022-11-30)  ETD File Embargoed
Informative selection of replacement heifers remains a challenge in cow-calf production. Traditional phenotypic methods are currently used to identify heifers with a high probability of conceiving early in their first ...

Development and Adjustment of MDOT’s Pavement Condition Ratings (PCRs) 

Brenes-Calderon, Anthony (2022-11-30)
Pavement condition assessment is a fundamental activity of every pavement management system (PMS). It determines the overall road network condition, as well as possible maintenance and rehabilitation activities (M&R) for ...

The effects of anthropogenic disturbance on ecosystem structure and function in Coastal Plain streams in the southeastern United States 

Bickley, Samuel L. (2022-11-30)
Widespread development fueled by economic growth continues to stress aquatic resources. The world continues to both urbanize and deal with the effects of climate change. In the Southeastern United States, more frequent ...

Alcohol Cue Reactivity and Salivary Alpha-Amylase Response in Binge Drinkers 

Ridner, Clayton (2022-11-30)
Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the world and binge drinking is a known risk factor for the development of AUDs. Blood-level-oxygen-response (BOLD) signal during alcohol cues ...

Effect of different dietary protein sources on skeletal muscle growth characteristics and stem cell activity of young piglets 

Sandoval, Jorge (2022-11-29)  ETD File Embargoed
Neonatal period of pigs is distinguished by a rapid growth as a result of a high protein synthesis, influenced by amino acid availability. Nutrients necessary for immune system function are redirected from growth and ...

The Tiger Optimization Software - A Pseudospectral Optimal Control Package 

Sowell, Samuel (2022-11-29)
The fields of trajectory optimization and optimal control are closely connected. Practical trajectory optimization techniques are built on the indirect and direct methods for solving optimal control problems. Indirect ...

On demand feeding and the response of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) to varying dietary protein levels in semi-intensive pond production. 

Strebel, Leila (2022-11-29)
Feed is one of the primary costs associated with commercial production of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaus vannamei). The cost is the combined outcome of feed cost and feed management. As feeding technology evolves, ...