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Theses and Dissertations Spring 2009 to present

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This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta submitted since Spring 2009. Documents are added to this collection through the review process required for convocation for current students.

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  1. Properties of concretes and wood composites using a phosphate-based binder

    by Hong, Luong Th

    Magnesium potassium phosphate ceramics are from the family of phosphate-based cements which can be used as alternatives to...

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  2. Property Rights and the Historical Development of Texas and Alberta's Oil and Gas Industries: An Institutional Perspective

    by Abrahams, Eric M

    Property rights, as a set of institutions, are often identified as a core component of economic development. Yet, their composition...

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  3. Prospective structured support and nanostructured active phase for oil upgrading

    by Chhabra, Arvind

    Selective ring opening of naphthenic compounds is a preferred reaction to increase cetane number of fuels. Indan ring opening...

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  4. Protective/Conductive Coatings for Ferritic Stainless Steel Interconnects Used in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    by Shaigan, Nima

    Ferritic stainless steels are the most commonly used materials for solid oxide fuel cell interconnect application. Although...

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  5. Protein Detection Using Dynamic DNA Assembly

    by Li, Feng

    Dynamic DNA assemblies are useful to generate or amplify signals for detection of nucleic acids. However, application of...

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  6. Protein functionality in turkey meat

    by Chan, Jacky Tin Yan

    Turkey with pale, soft, exudative (PSE)-like condition is one of the growing concerns in the poultry industry as it affects...

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  7. Protein isolation from mechanically separated turkey meat (MSTM)

    by Hrynets, Yuliya

    Mechanically separated turkey meat (MSTM) is one of the cheapest sources of protein; however its use for production of further-processed...

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  8. Protein tyrosine nitration in mast cells

    by Sekar, Yokananth

    Nitric oxide (NO) is a short-lived free radical that plays a critical role in the regulation of cellular signalling. Mast...

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  9. Proteolysis autoregulates expression of the cyanobacterial DEAD-box RNA helicase CrhR, in response to change in growth temperature

    by Tarassova, Oxana S.

    The DEAD box cyanobacterial RNA helicase redox, CrhR, in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 is induced in response to environmental...

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  10. The Proteome of Partial Bladder Outlet Obstruction & The Therapeutic Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

    by Alsaikhan, Bader H

    Introduction: Partial bladder outlet obstruction (pBOO) is a common problem in urology. It passes through several pathological...

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  11. A proteome-level analysis of the canola/Sclerotinia sclerotiorum interaction and sclerotial development

    by Liang, Yue

    The fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary is capable of infecting over 400 plant species including canola...

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  12. Proteomic analysis of wheat (Triticum aestivum) whole roots and cell walls under water-deficit stress

    by Ganesh, Shiv

    Wheat plants are affected by water-deficit stress in various regions of the world resulting in reduced crop productivity...

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  13. The Protestant Quest for Modernity in Republican China

    by Barwick, John

    Elite Protestants were a very small group in Republican China, but were surprisingly influential among the ranks of Chinese...

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  14. Proximal Impact of Transplant Tolerance-Promoting Antibody Therapies on Antigen-Specific T Cell Reactivity

    by Wang, Szu-I

    The development of a transient, tolerance-promoting therapy is a critical goal in transplantation. Antibody-perturbation...

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  15. Psychology and religion in secular society

    by Bakker, Colin

    Charles Taylor writes that identity emerges from the reflection upon, and articulation of one’s lived experience. This account...

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  16. Psychosocial competencies during the transition to adulthood: Trajectories and covariates

    by Vargas Lascano, Dayuma Ixchel

    This study modeled trajectories of four psychosocial competencies (autonomy, industry, identity, and intimacy) across four...

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  17. Psychosocial readings of encounters with pain in sport

    by Lock, Rebecca Ann

    This thesis examines how female athletes relate to and interpret their experiences of pain. Starting from the position that...

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  18. Public attitudes towards climate change in Alberta

    by De Rossi, Barbara

    This thesis is about climate change attitudes in Alberta, Canada. It applies a bivariate logistic analysis to the data gathered...

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  19. The public health challenge of smoking in Nigeria/Africa

    by Oladele, Dunsi

    This dissertation is situated in the context of what knowledge counts in health and tobacco control regulation in Nigeria....

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  20. Public preferences for SFM: Case studies in tenure policy and forest certification

    by Kruger, Christopher Reinhard

    Forest institutions are human creations that govern how actors on the forest landscape interact. Two forest institutions...

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