# Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Title

• (2013-05-10)
Senescence, the final developmental stage in plants, is a highly regulated degenerative process, which ultimately allows for the remobilization of nutrients within the plant from older to younger developing tissues and ...

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• (1990)
Many tissues can undergo tissue specific (local) growth in response to various stimuli. The objectives of this thesis were to investigate the local growth of skeletal muscle and brown adipose tissue and the possible ...

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• (1996)
Theories of speech production embrace a number of views of the syllable. Some theories do not use syllables. Those that do, differ on whether syllables are chunks that specify their phonological content or schemas that ...

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• (1979)

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• (1958)

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• (1983)
The thesis reports an experimental investigation of the impact of (1) similarity of choice alternatives, (2) number of available alternatives, and (3) purpose of information processing on Evoked Set size and content. ...

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• (2014-01-16)
The ribosome is a large macromolecular assembly responsible for protein synthesis in all living cells. A typical bacterial ribosome consists of three ribosomal RNA (rRNA) molecules and approximately fifty ribosomal proteins ...

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• (1993)
With over 293 species, Cyprinidae (minnows) is the largest family of fishes in North America. Although a diverse group of obvious ecological importance, very little is known about the life histories of North American ...

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• (1956)

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• (2015-01-21)
Artificial selection during crop domestication has dramatically shaped many wild plant species into high yielding food, fiber, medicinal, and biofuel crops. The trajectory from wild to domesticated is a long and complex ...

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• (2010-05-14)
In protein synthesis, a key component of the cellular machinery is transfer RNA (tRNA). This small nucleic acid is crucial to the maintenance of the genetic code because it discriminately binds the messenger RNA codon at ...

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• (2014-09-16)
One of the largest turnovers in mammalian history occurred during the transition from the Paleocene to the Eocene. Paleocene communities in North America were comprised of small endemic archaic mammals. In the late Paleocene ...

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• (1976)

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• (2009)
Volatile sex or aggregation pheromones play an important role in mate location in many groups of insects. The lack of variation in these pheromone communication systems among the best studied groups has hindered understanding ...

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• (2008)
To explore how an enzyme can gain a new function, the L-Ala-D/L-Glu epimerase (AEE) from Escherichia coli was chosen as the starting point for the development of a "new" o-succinylbenzoate synthase (OSBS). AEE ...

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• (2014-05-30)
Plasticity has been defined as a capacity that involves interaction between the brain and the environment. It is not fixed, but rather can be learned or improved with practice and experience (Cavanaugh & Blanchard-Fields, ...

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• (1975)

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• (1989)
The evolution of atmospheric baroclinic waves is investigated by a six-layer forced dissipative quasi-geostrophic $\beta$-plane channel model. In the control run, the model has: (i) a realistic zonal thermal forcing, (ii) ...

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• (1967)

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• (1983)
Although it was demonstrated nearly a century ago that soil contains denitrifying microorganisms capable of reducing nitrate (NO(,3)('-)) to dinitrogen (N(,2)) and nitrous oxide (N(,2)O), the significance of denitrification ...

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