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Theses from 2023

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IMPACTS OF DAM REMOVAL ON CYANOBACTERIA BLOOMS AND ZOOPLANKTON COMMUNITY IN HYPEREUTROPHIC UPPER KLAMATH LAKE, Pruett Noelle Kasey

Theses from 2022

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Evaluating Headstarting as a Conservation Strategy for Anegada Rock Iguanas (Cyclura pinguis), Kelly Allison Bradley

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GLOBAL MAPPING OF PROTEIN-NUCLEIC ACID INTERACTION OF THE RLE LINE R2Bm, Dhamala Santosh

Theses from 2021

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TWENTY YEARS OF LAND USE AND THE IMPACT OF NITRATE, E. COLI AND CHLOROPHYLL FOR TWO LAKES IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS, Alicia Lee

Theses from 2016

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Gene Expression Differences in Hybrids at Beginning of Speciation Continuum, Long A. Nicholas

Theses from 2015

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Thermal Transgenerational Plasticity and Its Effect on Competitive Ability and Consumer-Resource Dynamics in a Population of Daphnia ambigua, Holmes Julian

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The Influence Of Thermal Effluent On Life History Evolution In The Western Mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis, Amanda M. Boyles

Theses from 2014

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Investigation Of Potential Virulence Factors In Pathogenic Marine Bacteria, Joshuah Myron Beach-Letendre

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The Interplay Of Environmental Stressors On The Life History Traits In Daphnia lumholtzi, Deirdre Leonard-Whittington

Theses from 2013

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Use Of A Tri-axial Accelerometer, Behavioral Observation, And GPS To Monitor The Activity Of Female Asian Elephants In A Zoo, Karen Sloane Soulsby

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Role Of The Extracytoplasmic Function Sigma Factor carQ In Oxidative Response Of Bradyrhizobium japonicum, Anchana Thaweethawakorn

Theses from 2012

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The CCHC Motif In Non-LTR Retrotransposons Modulates RNA Associated Protein Conformational Changes, Athena Jagdish

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Arctic Arthropod Communities In Habitats Of Differing Shrub Abundance, Matthew E. Rich

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Characterization Of mocR, A GntR Transcriptional Regulator In Bradyrhizobium japonicum, May Nyan Taw

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The Effects Of Mine Land Reclamation Of Herpetofaunal Communities, Jayme L. Walton

Theses from 2011

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Addressing Prey Selection And Predator Fitness: Ingestion By, And Growth Of Ochromonas danica On Multiple Bacterial Prey, Briony L. Foster

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Molecular Systematics Of The Coffee Snakes, Genus Ninia (Colubridae: Dipsadinae), Matthew John Ingrasci

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Targeting Of Site-specific Non-LTR Retrotransposons: Role Of Amino-terminal Domains, Haridha Shivram

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A Biochemical Approach To Determine The Target Site Recognition Mechanism Of The R2 Retrotransposable Elements, Blaine K. Thompson

Theses from 2010

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Role Of Repetitive DNA In Apicomplexan Genome Evolution, Assiatu B. Barrie

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Environmental Regulation Of Stomate-based Defense Against Bacterial Infection in Arabidopsis, Reejana Chitrakar

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Using Shewanella Baltica Ecotypes As A Model For Transcriptional Variation At The Population Level, William Sealy Hambright

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Integration Mechanism Of The Site Specific Non-LTR Retrotransposon, R2Bm, Christi Lynn Hull

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A Tale Of Three Phytopathogens: Impact Of Transposable Elements On Genome Evolution, Komal Vadnagara

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Comparing The Genome Expression Profiles Of Verrucomicrobium Sp. Strain Tav2 Cells Grown Under Two Different Oxygen Concentrations, Austin Willis

Theses from 2009

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Ecomorphology Of The Mexican Fence Lizards Of The Sceloporus Formosus Group (Squamata: Phrynosomatidae), Gloria Andrea Acevedo

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Determining the phylogeographic dynamics of the edge relationships between Aphonopelma hentzi (Girard) and its neighbors along the Colorado River Basin (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae), Chris A. Hamilton

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Morphology And Habitat Use Among Insular Populations Of The Lizard Anolis lemurinus From The Cayos Cochinos Archipelago Of Honduras, Michael Latter Logan

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How Soil Nutrient Availability Affects Plant Sexual Reproduction And Seedling Recruitment In Alaskan Dry Heath Tundra: Implications For Response To Climate Change, Carol Moulton

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Sex, War And Disease: The Effects Of Infection On Horn Size And Intra-sexual Competition In The Broad-horned Flour Beetle, Gnathocerus cornutus, Amrita Naidu

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Element Stoichiometry Of Ochromonas danica As A Function Of Growth Rate And Temperature, Savannah Simonds

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Sequence Evolution Of Recurrently Recruited Retroposed Genes In Drosophila And Their Possible Role In Meiotic Drive, Charles David Tracy

Theses from 2008

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The Effects Of An Artifically Elevated Thermal Environment And Seasonal Acclimatization On The Thermal Tolerance Of The Western Mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis, Rebbekah Watson

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Proteasomal Gene Duplications And Recruitment Of Testis Specific Expression In Drosophila, Mehran Sorourian

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The Relationship Of Oribatid Soil Mite Abundance To Abiotic And Biotic Factors, Carolyn Hess

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Carbon, Nitrogen And Phosphorus Stoichiometry Of A Mixotrophic Protist, Natalie C. Lukomski

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Lack Of Respiratory Effects Of Nicotine Applied To The Caudal Medullary Raphé, Nicole Bates

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Transposon Exaptation In Mammalian Evolution, Donald Hucks

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Effects Of Nutrient Limitation, Competitors And Grazers On The Abundance And Toxicity Of Laboratory Cultures Of P. parvum, a Harmful Alga, Ratheesh Ramachandrannair Marunnamkattil

Theses from 2007

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Cellular Targets Involved In Reovirus-induced Oncolysis Of RAs-transformed Cells, Jung Hwa Chung

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Rcd-1 Related:a Positively Selected Retrogene With Spermatogenesis Function In Drosophila, Taniya Muliyil

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Monte Carlo Analysis Of Refuge Site Selection: Statistical Properties And An Empirical Example, Anna Michelle Lawing

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Differentiation Of Gene Expression In Behaviorally Isolated Black And Brown Morphs Of Drosophila elegans, Daiju Hoshino

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Comparing The Melanin-concentrating Hormone -1 Receptor Expression In The Brains Of Mice And Rats, Sidney Clayborn Williams

Theses from 2006

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Geographic Variation In The Morphometrics Of Emydoide blandingii, Maggie M. Camperlengo

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A Study Of Factors Affecting Scale Roughness In The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), Amber Gail Skach

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Does An Exotic Invasive Grass Facilitate The Invasion Of A Woody Species Into Remnant Prairies?: A Study of The Native, Prosopis glandulosa And the Alien, Sorghum halapense, Amie E. Treuer

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Identifying Individual Eurasian Otters (Lutra lutra) Based On Measurements Of Their Footprints Standardization Of The Method And Its Potential For Censusing And Monitoring Wild Otter Populations, Jitka Vetrovcova

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Population Genetics Of Phanaeus vindex And P. difformis And Congruence With Morphology Across A Geographic Zone Of Species Overlap, Aaron Michael Dickey

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Anti-viral Activity Of Quillaja saponaria Molina Extracts Against HIV-1 And HIV-2, Jennifer Lee Sprayberry

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Use Of Temperature Sensitive Mutants To Map Reovirus Induced Oncolysis, Ka Ian Tam

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Anti-viral Capacity Of Quillaja Saponaria Molina Extract Against Vaccinia And Herpes simplex Virus-1, Matthew Sean Spinks

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Population Genetics, Systematics, Biogeography, And Evolution Of The Southeastern Central Texas Eurycea Clade blepsimolge (Plethodontidae), Nathan Francis Bendik

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Proximate And Ultimate Mechanisms Associated With Female Secondary Coloration In The Mexican Boulder Spiny Lizard, (Sceloporus pyrocephalus), Rebecca Marie Calisi

Theses from 2005

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Study Of The Expression Pattern Of A Possible Pseudogene And A Functional Retrogene In Drosophila, Aditi Bhardwaj

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Reproductive Behaviors Of Two Congeneric, Sympatric Jumping Spiders: Gene Flow Barriers And Polyandry, Stacey Nicole Gingras

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The Eggshell Structures Of Ringed Turtle - Doves (Streptopelia risoria), Natalie Ellen Hubbard

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Use Of Reovirus Monoreassortants To Define Lysis Of Transfomed Cells, Christine Nora Mutsoli

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Environmental, Genetic, And Maternal Effects On Life-history Traits Of The Striped Ground Cricket, Allonemobius socius, Diana Lea Huestis

Theses from 1973

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The Food Habits and Feeding Behavior of New World Coral Snakes, Harry Walter Greene