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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Effects of direct-fed Bacillus pumilus 8G-134 (NRRL B-50174) on ruminal and fecal microbial populations of pre- and postpartum Holstein cows (2015-05-05)Direct-fed microbials (DFM) are used as feed supplements in agricultural industry to enhance animal health and performance. The effects of Bacillus pumilus 8G-134 (NRRL B-50174) as a feed supplement were investigated through ...
(2015-05-01)The main goal of this study was to build a finite element model for trabecular bone from micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) images and study elastic properties of bone. We also studied the relationship between Young’s ...
(2015-04-30)Despite the recent success of neural network in the research eld, the num- ber of resulting applications for non-academic settings is very limited. One setback for its popularity is that neural networks are typically ...
(2015-05-01)This thesis investigates the accuracy bounds imposed on alignment-based variant calling workflows due to inherent uncertainties introduced by sequencing platforms. In this work we will use simulated data to empirically ...
Kinetic characterization of methyl donor substrates and inhibitors of human, pig, and rat liver betaine homocysteine S-methyltransferase (BHMT) (2015-05-01)Betaine-homocysteine S-methyltransferase (BHMT) catalyzes the transfer of a methyl group from betaine to homocysteine to form dimethylglycine and methionine, respectively. BMHT is primarily expressed in the liver and kidney ...