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Fitness strategies of fastidious prokaryotes
Fastidious prokaryotes are slow-growing bacteria that either require specific media to grow or are not able to grow axenically. ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ (CLas) and Xylella fastidiosa are important fastidious ...
Influence of Plant-Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria on Arthropod Populations, Forage Biomass, and Soil Health in Bermudagrass Pastures
Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.) is a warm-season, perennial grass commonly used in forage production systems in the southeastern United States. Drought tolerance and pronounced yield response to high rates of ...
Limits on populations of herbivorous insects
Herbivorous insect populations are necessarily limited by biotic and abiotic factors. This dissertation seeks to uncover some of those limiting factors using using synthetic comparative statistical analyses including ...