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Structural brain changes occur in a complex manner throughout life, and understanding healthy brain development is crucial for the study of brain abnormalities in various conditions. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an advanced magnetic resonance imaging technique that provides information about...
Cleomaceae is an ideal system in which to investigate evolutionary transitions between monosymmetric flowers from polysymmetric ancestors. Previous studies have not produced a resolved phylogeny or explored the role of the candidate gene, TCP1, in the evolution of monosymmetric flowers. Here, I...
This study examined female athletes’ perceptions of how they became optimistic. In order to identify optimistic athletes, 83 members of female varsity sport teams at the University of Alberta completed a sport-specific version of the Life Orientation Test (LOT; Dunn, Causgrove Dunn, & Lizmore,...
Development of the vertebrate ocular structures requires the cooperative interactions of transcription factors, signalling proteins, external growth factors, and epigenetic regulatory factors. Consequently, misregulation of these cues can result in a number of developmental and functional...
The developmental programs of maturing seed and fruit in pea (Pisum sativum L.) are tightly controlled by the interactions of several phytohormones, including gibberellins (GAs), auxins, and abscisic acid (ABA). To more fully understand these hormone networks and their roles in controlling...
Investigating Cultures of Food Security: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Gender in Rural Kongwa, TanzaniaDownload
This thesis examines two cultural components of food security in rural Tanzania, specifically gendered mobilities and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in the District of Kongwa. Drawing on critical and focused ethnographic principles, intra-household data was collected from 27 households in...
Parental Positive Affect, Child Negative Affect and Resiliency in Preschool: Investigating whether some children develop “for-better”Download
Using the vantage sensitivity model as a guiding framework, I examined the interactions among child negative affect, parental positive affect, and resiliency in preschoolers. The study sample consisted of 100, two-parent families and their children (50 boys, 50 girls, 2 – 5 years old, mean age =...
ABSTRACT The plant vascular system transports water and nutrients, but also regulatory molecules that function in short- and long-distance mechanisms to pattern surrounding tissues. As such, the development of the vascular system is tied to the overall patterning and development of the plant...
The continuing use of crude oil and development of the oil industry have resulted in complex hydrocarbon mixtures becoming common environmental contaminants. These contaminants, such as oil sands process affected water (OSPW) and crude oil, are especially of concern in aquatic ecosystems. OSPW...
Retinoic acid prevents alteration of neuronal morphology and locomotion of zebrafish embryos induced by ethanol exposure during gastrulationDownload
Ethanol (EtOH) exposure during development has been shown to lead to deficits in fine and gross motor control. In this study I used zebrafish embryos in the gastrulation stage to determine the developmental effects of a brief, 5-hour exposure to EtOH. I treated fertilized zebrafish eggs from 5.25...