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    Masters Thesis
    Harp, Thomas Kring.
    Ranch ponds are numerous in the foothills of the western Sierra Nevada. An article appearing in the California Cattleman (anon, 1975) estimated that there were more than 50,000 ponds of less than 0.0123 cubic hectometers (10 acre feet) in California. . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    George, Nelda Lee.
    Two hemipterans, Oncopeltus fasciatus Dallas (Lygaeidae) and Leptocoris trivittatus Say (Corizidae) (Feir, 1974; Woolley, 1949), have been used extensively in research and teaching due to availability and/or ease of rearing. The common squash bug, . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Clymore, Gary Lee.
    Waters containing enteropathogenic microorganisms (i.e., Salmonella, Shigella) are considered unsafe for human consumption. Traditionally, indicator bacteria have been utilized for the assess- ment of bacteriologically unsafe waters. However, a d . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Summers, Robert Wayne.
    Meso-American squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus), restricted to the narrow coastal zone of southeastern Costa Rica and southwestern Panama, are widely separated from their conspecifics east of the Andes, and have a more reduced range than indicate . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Stebbins, John.
    Bush Anemone (Carpenteria californica Torr.) is a rare endemic shrub that exists within a limited range in Eastern Fresno County, California. Little floristic or vegetation research has been conducted on the species in its natural environment. The . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Shapiro, Gary Louis.
    Following the methods of Gardner and Gardner (1969) and Premack and Premack (1972), others have continued human- pongid two-way communication studies elaborating upon the procedures of both the former investigators. Fouts (1973), after the Gar . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Schaeffer, Barbara Jo.
    Farm ponds are small man-made resevoirs used for watering of farm animals, irrigation and fishing. Because of their small size, farm ponds are susceptible to rapid eutrophication which can cause growth of noxious or poisonous algae, unpleasant odor . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Page, Peter John.
    This three year study (1970-1972) was undertaken to document reproductive success in a colony of great blue herons at the San Joaquin River Heronry, Merced County, California. Quantitative data were collected on incubation period, clutch size, ha . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Chand, Shristi
    Bacterial second messenger, c-di-GMP, regulates important functions such as biofilm formation, motility, and virulence. C-di-GMP also has an immunostimulatory property, so can be used as a vaccine adjuvant. In this project, DgcZ (a diguanylate cycla . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Trujillo, Andreina
    Tunneling nanotubes (TNTs) have been recently discovered as an essential form of cell-cell communication in multicellular organisms. Although TNTs appear to be an important cell-cell signaling pathway, its mechanism of formation and functions are st . . .