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Functional Identification and Characterization of an Arabidopsis thaliana Gene Involved in Vitamin B6 Biosynthesis 

Porter, Charmaine (2005-12-15)
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is a biological coenzyme seemingly involved in environmental stress tolerance and an important vitamin in human nutrition produced in plants as well as fungi and bacteria. A series ...

Functional Roles of Conserved Active Site Amino Acids in the Desulfonation Reaction Catalyzed by the Alkanesulfonate Monooxygenase from Escherichia coli 

Carpenter, Russell (2008-12-15)
The flavin-dependent alkanesulfonate monooxygenase (SsuD) catalyzes the oxidation of 1-substituted alkanesulfonates producing sulfite and a corresponding aldehyde in the presence of O2 and FMNH2. The reduced flavin is ...

Functional study of the Wnt signaling network that coordinates early anterior-posterior and dorsal-ventral axis specification and patterning in the sea urchin embryo 

Martínez Bartolomé, Marina (2020-05-18)
The establishment and patterning of the different embryonic body axes are crucial events in early development of any embryo. Anterior-posterior (AP) and dorsal-ventral (DV) axis specification and patterning are fundamental ...

Functionalized Polyaniline as a Novel Curing Agent For Epoxy Resin 

Cook, Jonathan (2015-05-11)
The aim of this project was to functionalize the backbone of polyaniline with amine based nucleophiles to act as a curing agent for epoxy resins. Much work has been done on the use of polyaniline and other intrinsic ...

Fundamental and Novel Applications of Electrocaloric Effect 

Najmi, Farrukh (2020-07-23)
The discovery of materials with a giant electrocaloric (EC) coefficient in the last decade triggered the research community to explore the materials with high pyroelectric and electrocaloric coefficient that revived the ...

Fundamental aspects of sperm biology for ecologically and economically important bivalve species in Alabama: Cellular signaling, morphology, and density quantification 

Nichols, Zoe (2020-05-21)
The Eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, and freshwater mussels, Ligumia subrostrata and Lampsilis straminea, are significant keystone species in the Eastern United States. These bivalves both provide invaluable environmental ...

Fundamental considerations and application of acoustics as a nondestructive evaluation technique of wood quality properties 

Essien, Charles (2017-11-20)
The growing global demand for wood and wood products has resulted in a tremendous investment in tree improvement programs with the aim of improving growth, form, and disease tolerance. There has been significant success ...

Fundamental Investigation of Saturated Flow Through Porous Media with Macropores 

Jin, Yumao (2012-01-09)
Among the foremost issues in the area of hydrological sciences is the estimation of infiltration fluxes and the associated contaminant exchange from the near-surface to the ground water table. While the simplest and ...

Fundamental studies of biomass fluidization 

Olatunde, Gbenga (2015-08-19)
The world is presently at a point of making important decisions regarding how to minimize disasters such as super storm, super earthquakes, and landslides that are caused by global warming due to fossil fuel exploration ...

Fundamental Study and Development of 0-3 Dielectric Composites with High Dielectric Constant 

Zhang, Lin (2013-07-25)
Dielectric composites are promising materials for many applications. Polymer-based 0-3 composites with a high dielectric constant represent an important category of dielectric composites being studied in research. Different ...

Fundamental Study on Kinetics of Hemicellulose Hydrolysis and Bioconversion of Hemicellulose Hydrolysate Mixture into Lactic Acid 

Shi, Suan (2015-08-18)
In the first part of this dissertation, the kinetics of hemicellulose hydrolysis in dilute-acid hydrolysis of Kramer Corn Stover (KCS) under high-solid conditions was investigated. Dilute-acid pretreatment is one of the ...

Fundulus grandis otolith microchemistry as a metric of estuarine discrimination and environmental conditions in the northern Gulf of Mexico 

Nelson, Thomas Reid (2014-06-25)
The Gulf Killifish Fundulus grandis is an important component of saltmarsh ecosystems and is an ideal choice as an indicator species for environmental changes, given that it remains near the same marsh throughout its life. ...

Fungal associations and improving micropropagation of native Rhododendron spp. 

Brown, Brett (2017-07-27)
Rhododendron is the most abundant genus in the Ericaceae family, consisting of over 1000 species that are native to North America, Western Europe, and Northern Asia. With certain Rhododendron varieties being desirable due ...

Further Validation of a Parental Tolerance Measure 

Loper, Miranda (2006-05-15)
Tolerance for child misbehavior is defined as the amount of annoyance experienced when a child misbehaves. This construct has received relatively little attention in the field of child psychology and most of this research ...

Future Orientation, Impulsivity, and Deviance: Longitudinal Relationships and Multilevel Processes 

Chen, Pan (2009-07-06)
Using a sample of over 14,000 adolescents from 145 schools of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), the current work tested the longitudinal relationship between future orientation and deviance ...

Gains in Achievement with Access to Three Types of Scripted Activities on Elaboration in a Freshman Composition Class 

Boutwell, Ashli (2007-12-15)
This study investigated associations between pair and group scripted revision activities and the outcome variables of holistic scores and elaboration criterion scores on a high-stakes community college writing exam. The ...

Gallium nitride based heterojunction field effect transistor: fabrication and application 

Thapa, Resham (2012-06-19)
Gallium nitride (GaN) is a wide bandgap semiconducting material, which is piezoelectric, biocompatible, and also resistive to ionizing radiation. Material properties such as direct bandgap, chemical/thermal stability, ...

Gameplay in Higher Education: The Use of Serious Games vs Traditional Instructional Methods in Learning 

Gale, Mark (2011-03-30)
Over the past 15-20 years, the video game industry has grown at an incredible pace. The students entering our colleges and universities, known as digital natives, have grown up with advanced technology being commonplace ...

GANGs: an Energy Efficient Medium Access Protocol 

Barowski, Yawen (2010-04-13)
Recent advances in wireless communications and electronics have enabled the development of low-cost sensor networks. Low energy storage capacity is one of the critical features of nodes in these networks. Communication ...

Gantt Resource Management System Applied to Construction 

Ali, Mohammed (2015-05-04)
The current scheduling techniques such as the Critical Path Method (CPM) do not directly take resources (i.e. material, equipment, manpower) into consideration when producing schedules. As a result resource requirements ...