Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois
This collection contains dissertations and theses produced by masters and doctoral students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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Graduate Theses and Dissertations at Illinois
(2015-02-10)Miscanthus x giganteus (MxG) is considered a potential bioenergy crop due to its high yield and ecological properties. Xylooligosaccharides (XOS) are sugar oligomers made of xylose units. Due to their prebiotic functionality ...
Studies on the Interaction between Porcine Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells and Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (2008)For over 20 years, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) has been the most troubling disease afflicting the pork industry. The main reason for this dissertation is that the pathogen responsible for this ...
Characteristics and modeling of the fracture properties of polymer-silica microparticulate composites via macroscopic scratch tests (2015-04-28)The advantages of multi-phase materials are exploited in many industries, such as reinforced concrete in bridge construction, heterogeneous geological materials in petroleum engineering, advanced carbon fiber composites ...
The use of corn treated with various applications of foliar fungicide to increase corn silage quality and performance of Holstein cows (2015-04-23)With increasing feed prices and decreasing profit margins, livestock producers are constantly searching for ways to increase feed nutritive value and consequently improve production per unit of feedstuff. Research on the ...
Effect of bovine lactoferrin on T lymphocyte cell phenotype and function and the response to vaccination in the neonatal piglet (2012-07-17)Deficiencies of the immune system, both innate and adaptive immunity, can weaken host defense and increase susceptibility to infection. The immune system exists to guard the host against pathogenic infections, particularly ...