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A Data-intensive Assessment of the Species Abundance Distribution, Elita Baldridge

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Alteration in Basic Macrophage and Lymphocyte Cytokines from Benzene and Phenol in the Drinking Water of Male Institute of Cancer Research Mice, Jay C. Albretsen

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Altered T Cell-Mediated Immunity and Infectious Factors in Autism, Yong Hu

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An Ecological Study of the Bottom Fauna of Bear Lake Idaho and Utah, Earl W. Smart

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An Evaluation of Control on the Pocket Gopher, Thomomys Talpoides, on the Cache National Forest, Utah, Voit B. Richens

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Anthropogenic Influences on Bacterial Assemblages in Stream Biofilms, Elizabeth M. Ogata

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Aqueous Solvation Method for Recombinant Spider Silk Proteins, Justin A. Jones

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Behavioral Responses of Willow Flycatchers, Empidonax traillii, to a Heterogeneous Environment, Amanda V. Bakian

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Biochemical Characterization of SAC9, a Putative Phosphoinositide Phosphatase in Arabidopsis thaliana, and Its Role in Cellular Abnormalities, Almut H. Vollmer

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Caddisfly Larvae (Limnephilidae) As Predators of Newt (Taricha Granulosa) Eggs: Another Player in the Coevolutionary Arms Race Revolving Around Tetrodotoxin?, Brian G. Gall

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Causes and Consequences of Local Variability in Aroga Websteri Clarke Abundance Over Space and Time, Virginia L.J. Bolshakova

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Cellular Immunity in Children with Down Syndrome (Trisomy-21), Roger Lee Noble

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Changes in Spider Community Attributes Along a Subalpine Successional Gradient, Gerald Norman Waagen

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Characterization of Anti-Pichinde Virus Monoclonal Antibodies for the Directed Delivery of Antiviral Drugs and Toxins, Noah Jefferson Burns III

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Characterization of the Function and Interaction of Proteins Involved in Exopolysaccharide Synthesis in Streptococcus thermophilus, Streptococcus iniae, and Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris, Angela D. Cefalo

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Comparative Ecology of Narrowly Sympatric Horned Lizards Under Variable Climatic Conditions, Kevin V. Young

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Consequences of Vegetation Change on the Dynamics of Labile Organic Matter and Soil Nitrogen Cycling in a Semiarid Ecosystem, Toby D. Hooker

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Constraints on Patterns of Abundance and Aggregation in Biological Systems, Kenneth J. Locey

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Density and Diversity Responses of Summer Bird Populations to the Structure of Aspen and Spruce-Fir Communities on the Wasatch Plateau, Utah, Janet Lee Young

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Determinants of Small Rodent Distribution and Abundance in a Shrub-Steppe Ecosystem: Influences of Seeds, Ants and Shrubs, Linda Suzanne Broome

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Ecological Effects of Genotypic Diversity on Community and Ecosystem Function, Megan K. Kanaga

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Ecological Management of the Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee, Megachile pacifica (Panzer), with Emphasis on Diapause Induction, Ron M. Bitner

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Effects of Folic Acid or Zinc Malnutrition on Rotaviral Infection in a Murine Model, John Douglas Morrey

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Effects of Physical and Emotional Stress, Catecholamines and Naloxone on HDL and LDL Cholesterol Levels in Rats and Man, Andrew G. Goliszek

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Enhancing Spider-Silk Protein Materials through Continuous Electrospinning and Photo-Initiated Cross-Linking, Dan Gil

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Estimating Esterase and Monooxygenase Detoxication by Bioassay, Electrophoresis and Metabolic Studies in Pea Aphid, Acrythosiphon pisum (Harris) Populations (Homoptera: Aphididae), Deifalla H. Al-Rajhi

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Evolutionary Consequences of the Introduction of Eleutherodactylus Coqui to Hawaii, Eric Michael O'Neill

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Evolutionary Genetics of Tetrodotoxin (TTX) Resistance in Snakes: Tracking a Feeding Adaptation from Populations Through Clades, Chris R. Feldman

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Expression Analysis of Plant Defense Responses during the Establishment of Biotrophy and Role of Abiotic Stress in the Infection of Dyer’s Woad (Isatis tinctoria) by Puccinia thlaspeos, Elizabeth Thomas

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Fat Taste Transduction in Mouse Taste Cells: The Role of Transient Receptor Potential Channel Type M5, Pin Liu

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Fatty Acid Induced Insulin Resistance in the Brain, Hyoung Il Oh

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Functional Study of the Structural VP6 Protein of Bluetongue Virus, Emiko Hayama

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Garter Snake (Thamnophis) Natural History: Food Habits and Interspecific Aggression, Michael J. Edgehouse

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Genomic Perspectives on Evolution in Bracken Fern, Joshua P. Der

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Growth of Phytophthora infestans Race 1.2.4 and Synthesis of Steroid Glycoalkaloids by the Fungus in Synthetic Media, Melanie R. Maas

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Historical Biogeography and Natural History of Nocturnal Wasps in the Southwestern Deserts with Special Emphasis on the Genus Chyphotes (Hymenoptera: Chyphotidae), Emily A. Sadler

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Historical Biogeography of North American Nightsnakes and Their Relationships Among the Dipsadines: Evidence For Vicariance Associated With Miocene Formations of Northwestern Mexico, Daniel G. Mulcahy

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Historical Biogeography of Velvet Ants (Hymenoptera: Mutillidae) in the North American Deserts and Arid Lands, Joseph S. Wilson

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Host and Habitat Preferences, Life History, Pathogenicity and Population Regulation in Species of Protocalliphora Hough (Diptera: Calliphoridae), Terry Lee Whitworth

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Host-Parasite Relationship Studies of the Larval Alfalfa Weevil and the Ichneumonid Parasite Bathyplectes curculionis (Thomson), Yeboa A. Duodu

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Humoral and Secretory Immunoglobulins of the Sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephalus, A Marine Teleost, Craig J. Lobb

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Impacts of Tourism on the Ecophysiology of the Endangered Northern Bahamian Rock Iguana (Cyclura cychlura), Alison C. Webb

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Influence of Soil Water Potential and Environment on the Internal Water Status of Grasses, Ray W. Brown

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Integrated Management of Billbugs (Coleoptera: Dryophthoridae) in Intermountain West Turfgrass, Madeleine M. Dupuy

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Interaction of the Human Serine Protease Inhibitor Alpha-1-antitrypsin with Cryptosporidium parvum, John Russell Forney

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Interactions Between Plant Water-Stress and Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Spider Mite Infestations in Corn, Alice Ruckert

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Interactions Between Water-Stress and Maize Resistance to Spider Mites with Varied Host Specialization, Gunbharpur S. Gill

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Investigating Routes and Effects of Pesticide Exposure on the Blue Orchard Bee (Osmia lignaria), Andi M. Kopit

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Investigating the Roles of Bacterial Endosymbionts in the Evolution of Adelgidae (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Kathryn M. Weglarz

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Kisspeptins - Expression, Purification, and Biological Assays, Mathew Puthayathu Kurian

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Larval Biology of Some Utah Chrysididae, Bakary Vassery Ouayogode

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Learning Ability and Factors Influencing Nest Establishment of the Solitary Bees Osmia lignaria and Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), Cory A. Vorel

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Local and Regional Drivers of Biodiversity: From Life-History Traits to System-Level Properties, Sarah R. Supp

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Mechanisms of Induced Cell Death in Bluetongue Virus Challenged Human Cell Lines, Justin Darrel Hoopes

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Molecular and Physiological Mechanisms of Toxin Resistance in Toad-Eating Snakes, Shabnam Mohammadi

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Molecular Systematics, Historical Biogeography, and Evolution of Spider Wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Juanita Rodriguez

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Nitrogen Fixation, Ammonification, Denitrification in Great Basin Arid Soils, Brian Paul Klubek

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Novel Aminoglycosides: Bioactive Properties and Mechanism of Action, Sanjib K. Shrestha

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On the Behavioral Responses of Free Uinta Ground Squirrels to Trapping, David F. Balph

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Patterns of Singing by House Wrens with Respect to the Breeding Cycle, Michael H. Tove

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Phenotypic Plasticity and the Post-Modern Synthesis: Integrating Evo-Devo and Quantitative Genetics in Theoretical and Empirical Studies, Alison G. Scoville

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Phylogenetic Studies of the United States Bluetongue Viruses and Characterization of the Viral VP4 Protein, I-Jen Huang

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Plant Spacing: A Size Sensitive Model With Implications for Competition, Robert L. Bayn Jr.

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Plastic and Genetic Determination of Population, Community, and Ecosystem Properties in Freshwater Environments, Leigh C. Latta IV

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Presence and Function of Tetrodotoxin in Terrestrial Vertebrates and Invertebrates, Amber N. Stokes

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Production of Monoclonal Antibodies Specific for the Microgametocytes of Eimeria tenella, Marc A. Laxer

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Purification of Anthrax Toxin Protective Antigen Component and Characterization of its Binding Interaction with Bovine Kidney Cells, Daniel Dalton Martin

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Quantifying the Predictability of Evolution at the Genomic Level in Lycaeides Butterflies, Samridhi Chaturvedi

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Relationships Between Water Developments and Select Mammals on the U.S. Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, Bryan M. Kluever

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Reproductive Strategies of Northern Goshawks and Cooper's Hawks in North-Central New Mexico, Patricia L. Kennedy

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Reproductive Tactics of Aphidophagous Lady Beetles: Comparison of a Native Species and an Invasive Species that is Displacing It, Yukie Kajita

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Rhizosphere N2 Fixation in a Forest Ecosystem in situ Assays and Evaluation of the Acetylene Reduction Technique, Inger Börjesson

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Scalable Bio-Production of High Value Products in Bacteria, Yukie Kawasaki

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Self-limitation as an explanation for species' relative abundances and the long-term persistence of rare species, Glenda Marie Yenni

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Social Organization and Decision Making In North American Bison: Implications For Management, Ryan A. Shaw

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Some Effects of Accumulated Radium on the Productivity of Algae, Joseph W. Angelovic

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Speciation, Species Concepts, and Biogeography Illustrated by a Buckwheat Complex (Eriogonum corymbosum), Mark W. Ellis

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Stable Isotopes and the Ecology and Physiology of Reptiles, Andrew M. Durso

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Structure of Songs and Organization of Singing in Fox Sparrows Breeding in Northern Utah and Southern Idaho, Dennis John Martin

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Studies on Encephalomyocarditis Virus-Induced Diabetes in Mice, John Henry Huffman

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Study of Genes Relating To Degradation of Aromatic Compounds and Carbon Metabolism in Mycobacterium Sp. Strain KMS, Chun Zhang

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Synthesizing Research and Education: Ecology and Genetics of Independent Fern Gametophytes and Teaching Science Inquiry and Content Through Simulations, Aaron M. Duffy

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Systematics and Behavioral Evolution of Spider Wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), Cecilia Waichert Monteiro

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Systematics of Multillidae (Hymenoptera) With Special Emphasis on Dasymutilla and Their Allies, Kevin A. Williams

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Targeting Fat-Sensitive Pathways In Enteroendocrine Cells Using Nanoparticle-Mediated Drug Delivery, Bhavik P. Shah

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Targeting Fatty Acid-Activated Pathways in the Somatosensory System, Tian Yu

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The Action of Antibiotics and Antimetabolites on the Tobacco Mosaic Virus Infection Process in Bean Leaves, Virendra Nayyar

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The Bioactive Properties of Syringomycin E-Rhamnolipid Mixtures and Syringopeptins, Mekki F. Bensaci

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The Biogeography and Nesting Biology of Anthophora, with a Revision and Phylogeny of the Anthophora (Micranthophora), Michael C. Orr

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The Combined Effects of Air Temperature, Wind, and Radiation on the Resting Metabolism of Avian Raptors, Steven R. Hayes

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The Ecology of the Black-Bellied Tree Duck in Southern Texas, Eric George Bolen

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The Effect of Chromosomal Position on Dosage Compensation and Ontogenic Expression of the V+ Gene in D. Melanogaster, Jack E. Tobler

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The Effect of In-Line Lakes on Dissolved Organic Matter Dynamics in Mountain Streams, Keli J. Goodman

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The Effects of Radium on Certain Goldfish Blood Constituents and Organs, D. Wayne Linn

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The Effects of Salmon Availability, Social Dynamics, and People on Black Bear (Ursus Americanus) Fishing Behavior on an Alaskan Salmon Stream, Danielle K. Chi

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The Functional Role of CD36 Involved in Fatty Acid Transduction, Han Xu

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The Genetics of Colonization in Two Amphibian Species After the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. Helens, Kristin Ann Bakkegard

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The Initiation of Infection by DNA From Bacteriophage Lambda, Gerald D. Elseth

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The Pathogenicity of Blue-stain Fungi on Lodgepole Pines Attacked by Mountain Pine Beetle, Richard Grant Ballard

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The Phytoplankton of the Logan River, Utah, A Mountain Stream, William J. Clark