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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Analysis of Glycerol 3-Phosphate Dehydrogenase and Sarco/Endoplasmic Reticulum Calcium Ion Channel ATPase for Use in Deep Metazoan Phylogenetics, Terry G. Campbell

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Analysis of the Role of bHLH/PAS Proteins in Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Signaling, Edward J. Dougherty

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Multilocus Virulence Typing of Clinical and Environmental Vibrio vulnificus Isolates, Katrina V. Gordon

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Predator Behavior and Prey Demography in Patchy Habitats, Brian J. Halstead

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Microarray Analysis of Streptococcus mutans and Actinomyces viscosus in Homologous and Heterologous Cultures, Steven Andrew Horton

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Determination of Decay Rates and Differential Survival of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. Strains Under Hydrodynamically Active Conditions Using BOX-PCR Typing, Phoebe West Koch

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Population Densities of the Cuban Treefrog, Osteopilus septentrionalis and Three Native Species of Hyla (Hylidae), in Urban and Natural Habitats of Southwest Florida, Teresa Piacenza

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The Role of Abiotic And Biotic Factors In Suspension Feeding Mechanics Of Xenopus Tadpoles, William G. Ryerson

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Stable Carbon Isotope Discrimination by Form IC RubisCO from Rhodobacter sphaeroides, Phaedra Thomas

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Drug Resistance to Topoisomerase Directed Chemotherapy in Human Multiple Myeloma, Joel G. Turner

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The Biomechanics and Evolution of Shark Teeth, Lisa Beth Whitenack

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Isolation and Functional Characterization of a Dioxin-Inducible CYP1A Regulatory Region From Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Gary T. ZeRuth

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Interspecific interactions among common insects of the salt myrtle, Baccharis halimifolia L. (Asteraceae), Laura F. Altfeld

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Secondary seed dispersal of longleaf pine, Pinus palustris, and Sand Live Oak, Quercus geminata, in Florida sandhill, Shannon Elizabeth Ansley

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Comparing the effects of the exotic cactus-feeding moth, Cactoblastis cactorum (Berg) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and a native cactus-feeding moth, Melitara prodenialis (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) on two species of Florida Opuntia, Amanda J. Baker

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The Influence of Habitat Features on Selection and Use of a Winter Refuge by Manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Charlotte Harbor, Florida, Sheri L. Barton

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Evolutionary genetics of the family Placobranchidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia: Sacoglossa), Anna Lee Bass

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Development of ganglioside-based assays for the identification of botulinum and cholera toxins utilizing an evanescent wave biosensor, Crystal M. Bedenbaugh

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Use of BOX-PCR Subtyping of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. to Determine the Source of Microbial Contamination at a Florida Beach, Miriam J. Brownell

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Cloning and analysis of putative collegenases of the U32 family in Stretococcus mutans and Stretococcus agalactiae (Group B Stretococcus), Valerie Carson

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Genetic variation in the chloroplast genome of a newly described Aster species, Chrysopsis delaneyi, Justine Ann Clark

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Herbivory by leaf-miners on Florida scrub oaks, Tatiana Cornelissen

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The identification of functional, sequestered, symbiotic chloroplasts in Elysia clarki: A crucial step in the study of horizontally transferred, nuclear algal genes, Nicholas E. Curtis

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Rapid detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in lung tissue using a fiber optic biosensor, Kimberly A. Denton

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A Determination of Phylogeny and Hybridization History Within Clematis L. (Ranunculaceae) Using Actin and Nitrate Reductase Intron Sequences, Kimberly Fearn Do

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Spatial and temporal patterns of feeding and food in three species of Mellitid sand dollars, Susan Elizabeth Hilber

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Cranial biomechanics and feeding performance of sharks, Daniel Robert Huber

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Effects of A-beta immunotherapy and Omega-3 fatty acid administration in Alzheimer's transgenic mice, Maren T. Jensen

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The science and policy that compels the wetland mitigation of phosphate-mined lands, Nejma Danielle Piagentini

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The effects of gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) translocation on movements, reproductive activity, and body condition of resident and translocated individuals in Central Florida, Susannah Christina Riedl

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Small Scale Distribution of the Sand Dollars Mellita tenuis and Encope spp. (Echinodermata), James P. Swigart

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Bottom-up and top-down effects on insects herbivores along a natural salinity gradient in a florida salt marsh, Maria Teresa Albarracin

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Commensal fecal bacteria: Population biology, diversity, and usefulness as indicator organisms in reclaimed water, Vasanta Lakshmi Chivukula

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An examination of the diet and movement patterns of the atlantic cownose ray rhinoptera bonasuswithin a southwest florida estuary, Angela Barker Collins

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Effects of hyperoxia in alzheimers transgenic mice, April Cox

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Dissecting out the contribution of cognitive, social, and physical activities to environmental enrichment's ability to protect Alzheimer's mice against cognitive impairment, Jennifer R. Cracchiolo

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Development of a dna vaccine against _streptococcus mutans_: A novel approach to immunization against dental caries, Thomas Han

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The position of the ophiuroidea within the phylum Echinodermata, Mary C. Harmon

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Concerted evolution in SM50, a gene with unusual repeat structure, Sofia Hussain

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Assessment of Resource Selection Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Two Vertebrates in Disparate Habitats: the Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus Polyphemus) and the North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena Glacialis), Cherie A. Keller

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Comparison of Hatching Failure in a Wildland and Suburban Population of the Florida Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens), Sonya Christine LeClair

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The Early Ontogeny of Feeding in Two Shark Species: Developmental Aspects of Morphology, Behavior, and Performance, David C. Lowry

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Cloning, Expression, and Sequence Analysis of Camelysin, a Zinc Metalloprotease from Bacillus anthracis and B. cereus, Andrew Ross Myers

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Tardigrade Evolution And Ecology, Phillip Brent Nichols

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Effect of Chromium VI on the Production and Behavior of Lytechinus variegatus (Echinodermata: Echiniodea), Jennifer Rhora

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Effects of Long-Term Administration of Caffeine in a Mouse Model for Alzheimer’s Disease, William Schleif

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A Vascular Plant Inventory and Description of the Twelve Plant Community Types Found in the University of South Florida Ecological Research Area, Hillsborough County, Florida, Anne Candace Schmidt

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Effects of Adoptive Transfer of Beta-Amyloid Sensitive Immune Cells in a Mouse Model for Alzheimer’s Disease, Daniel Shippy

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The Effects of Labyrinthula sp. Infection, Salinity, and Light on the Production of Phenolic Compounds in Thalassia testudinum, Jennifer M. Sneed

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Molecular Subtyping and Antibiotic Resistance Analysis of Salmonella Species, Aparna Tatavarthy

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Detection of Pathogenic Bacteria and Fecal Enterococci in Recreational Water With an Evanescent Wave Fiber Optic Biosensor, Maria Theresa Trindade

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A Phylogenetic Approach for the Study of Variation and Determination of Population Affiliation of Indigent Human Skeletal Remains, Hattie Bea Wetherington