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Phylogeny, Ontogeny And Distribution Of The Ribbonfishes (Lampridiformes: Trachipteridae), Jennifer M. Martin Jan 2015

Phylogeny, Ontogeny And Distribution Of The Ribbonfishes (Lampridiformes: Trachipteridae), Jennifer M. Martin

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The ribbonfish family Trachipteridae (Lampridiformes) includes three well-defined genera (Trachipterus, Desmodema, and Zu), which are distributed worldwide throughout the pelagic marine environment as with most families of Lampridiformes, drastic changes in morphology occur throughout ontogeny due to extreme allometric growth. Combined with the rarity of specimens, this has led to the description of different life history stages as different species, rather than as part of the ontogenetic continuum of a single species. There is significant uncertainty concerning the ontogeny, distribution, nomenclature, number and phylogenetic affinity of trachipterid and other lampridiform genera.;The first chapter of my dissertation is a taxonomic ...


Developmental Plasticity In Response To Familiar And Unfamiliar Predators In The Mud Snail, Ilyanassa Obsoleta, Kelly Strickland Hoolihan Jan 2013

Developmental Plasticity In Response To Familiar And Unfamiliar Predators In The Mud Snail, Ilyanassa Obsoleta, Kelly Strickland Hoolihan

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Age-Related Changes In The Neural Correlates Of Interval Timing, Cutter Augustus. Lindbergh Jan 2012

Age-Related Changes In The Neural Correlates Of Interval Timing, Cutter Augustus. Lindbergh

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Origins, Dispersal, And Evolution Of Bonamia Species (Phylum Haplosporidia) Based On Genetic Analyses Of Ribosomal Rna Gene Regions, Kristina M. Hill Jan 2011

Understanding The Origins, Dispersal, And Evolution Of Bonamia Species (Phylum Haplosporidia) Based On Genetic Analyses Of Ribosomal Rna Gene Regions, Kristina M. Hill

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Evolutionary Analysis Of The Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase 67 Immediate Upstream Region In African Clawed Frogs, Jonathan Lomax Boyd Jan 2009

Evolutionary Analysis Of The Glutamic Acid Decarboxylase 67 Immediate Upstream Region In African Clawed Frogs, Jonathan Lomax Boyd

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Molecular Phylogeny Of The Genus Bonamia Based On Sequence Data Of The Ribosomal Rna (Rrna) Gene Complex, Delonna M. White Jan 2008

A Molecular Phylogeny Of The Genus Bonamia Based On Sequence Data Of The Ribosomal Rna (Rrna) Gene Complex, Delonna M. White

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Population Genetic Structure Of Escolar (Lepidocybium Flavobrunneum) And A Molecular Phylogeny Of The Trichiuroidea, Kirsten Brendtro Jan 2006

Population Genetic Structure Of Escolar (Lepidocybium Flavobrunneum) And A Molecular Phylogeny Of The Trichiuroidea, Kirsten Brendtro

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Response To Selection Of Peromyscus Leucopus: Response Of Spermatogenesis And Reproductive Behavior To Selection On Gonadal Development In An Outbred Population Of White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus Leucopus), Kathleen Rathbun Sharp Jan 2005

Response To Selection Of Peromyscus Leucopus: Response Of Spermatogenesis And Reproductive Behavior To Selection On Gonadal Development In An Outbred Population Of White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus Leucopus), Kathleen Rathbun Sharp

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Fetal Alcohol And Adolescent Behavior: The Effects Of Postnatal Binge Ethanol Exposure On The Behavioral Development Of Adolescent Animals, Katherine A. Colona Jan 2003

Fetal Alcohol And Adolescent Behavior: The Effects Of Postnatal Binge Ethanol Exposure On The Behavioral Development Of Adolescent Animals, Katherine A. Colona

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Relationships Between Experience, Credentials, Moral Development, Conceptual Level, And Self-Efficacy Of School Counselors, Susan Emilie Halverson Jan 1999

Relationships Between Experience, Credentials, Moral Development, Conceptual Level, And Self-Efficacy Of School Counselors, Susan Emilie Halverson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Phylogenetic Implications Of Sporangial Ultrastructure In The Subfamily Lithophylloideae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta), Mark T. Bedell Jan 1999

Phylogenetic Implications Of Sporangial Ultrastructure In The Subfamily Lithophylloideae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta), Mark T. Bedell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Cell-Cell Interactions In The Development Of The Vascular System Of Xenopus, Krista Marie Stimson Jan 1998

Cell-Cell Interactions In The Development Of The Vascular System Of Xenopus, Krista Marie Stimson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Development Of Affinity Maturation In Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus Mykiss, Ing Wei Khor Jan 1996

The Development Of Affinity Maturation In Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus Mykiss, Ing Wei Khor

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Phylogeny Of The Haplosporidia (Eukaryota: Alveolata) Based On Small Subunit Ribosomal Rna Gene Sequence, Brenda Sandy Flores Jan 1996

Phylogeny Of The Haplosporidia (Eukaryota: Alveolata) Based On Small Subunit Ribosomal Rna Gene Sequence, Brenda Sandy Flores

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Adrenal Zona Reticularis Changes Associated With Pubertal Transition In Control Versus Population-Inhibited Prairie Deermice, Bradley Alan Cherry Jan 1995

Adrenal Zona Reticularis Changes Associated With Pubertal Transition In Control Versus Population-Inhibited Prairie Deermice, Bradley Alan Cherry

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Serum Corticosterone Concentrations Related To Seasonal Variation In Reproductive Development In Natural Populations Of Peromyscus Leucopus Noveboracensis, Serena Khosla Jan 1995

Serum Corticosterone Concentrations Related To Seasonal Variation In Reproductive Development In Natural Populations Of Peromyscus Leucopus Noveboracensis, Serena Khosla

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Isolation And Characterization Of A Novel G-Protein-Coupled Receptor Involved In Angiogenesis, Rebecca Ruth Stucki Miles Jan 1994

The Isolation And Characterization Of A Novel G-Protein-Coupled Receptor Involved In Angiogenesis, Rebecca Ruth Stucki Miles

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Social Influences On Reproductive Maturation In Female White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus Leucopus Noveboracensis), Michelle Lee Mabry Jan 1994

Social Influences On Reproductive Maturation In Female White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus Leucopus Noveboracensis), Michelle Lee Mabry

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Relationships Between Retrospective Perceptions Of An Alcoholic Home Environment With Levels Of Differentiation Of Self And Trait Anxiety In Adult Children Of Alcoholics, Barbara Lynn Rojas-Hughes Jan 1993

The Relationships Between Retrospective Perceptions Of An Alcoholic Home Environment With Levels Of Differentiation Of Self And Trait Anxiety In Adult Children Of Alcoholics, Barbara Lynn Rojas-Hughes

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between adult children of alcoholics (ACOA's) recollections of their family of origin home environments, with present day levels of ACOA differentiation of self, and trait anxiety. The author explored the influence of ACOA gender differences and a variety of demographic information.;The ACOA volunteers for this study were recruited from The College of William and Mary in Virginia. to be included in the study, subjects must have met the following criteria: (a) the volunteer's age must have been 18 years or above; (b) subjects met the ACOA criteria ...


Burden In Spousal Caregivers: A Correlational Study Of The Effect And Interaction Of Stressors, Vulnerability, Psychological Resources And Social Supports On The Development Of Burden In Spousal Caregivers Of The Chronically Ill, Sheila Marie Crossen-Powell Jan 1993

Burden In Spousal Caregivers: A Correlational Study Of The Effect And Interaction Of Stressors, Vulnerability, Psychological Resources And Social Supports On The Development Of Burden In Spousal Caregivers Of The Chronically Ill, Sheila Marie Crossen-Powell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

This study investigated burden in a convenience, nonrandom sample of 120 spousal caregivers of cardiac patients, who resided at home in the Richmond, VA area, had health insurance, and received medical care from private providers. Using Vitaliano's theory that burden is a function of stressors and personal vulnerability moderated by psychological resources and social supports, the study examined the relationships between those five constructs.;Burden was measured by the Brief Symptom Inventory and Montgomery's Scales of Objective and Subjective Burden. The Hassles and Uplifts Scales was used to measure stressors; demographic data and the Self control, Responsibility, Socialization ...


Ontogeny Of The Sexually Dimorphic Sonic Muscle In Three Sciaenid Species, Gary Hill Jan 1985

Ontogeny Of The Sexually Dimorphic Sonic Muscle In Three Sciaenid Species, Gary Hill

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Ultrastructure And Development Of The Female Reproductive Branches Of Polysiphonia Harveyi, Sharon Thompson Broadwater Jan 1981

Ultrastructure And Development Of The Female Reproductive Branches Of Polysiphonia Harveyi, Sharon Thompson Broadwater

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Age Determination And Growth Of The Blueback Herring, Alosa Aestivalis, Jack Gerald Travelstead Jan 1980

Age Determination And Growth Of The Blueback Herring, Alosa Aestivalis, Jack Gerald Travelstead

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Morphology And Development Of Hatchery Cultured American Shad (Alosa Sapidissima Wilson), With A Comparison Between Field Sampled And Cultured, James Roy Johnson Jan 1980

Morphology And Development Of Hatchery Cultured American Shad (Alosa Sapidissima Wilson), With A Comparison Between Field Sampled And Cultured, James Roy Johnson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Development Of Blue Crabs, Callinectes Sapidus, From Kepone-Contaminated Eggs, A. Thomas Leggett Jan 1979

The Development Of Blue Crabs, Callinectes Sapidus, From Kepone-Contaminated Eggs, A. Thomas Leggett

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


A Study Of The Circadian Rhythm And Pre And Post Puberty Concentrations Of Serum Prolactin In Male Prairie Deermice (Peromyscus Maniculatus Bairdii), Michael Kevin Thompson Jan 1978

A Study Of The Circadian Rhythm And Pre And Post Puberty Concentrations Of Serum Prolactin In Male Prairie Deermice (Peromyscus Maniculatus Bairdii), Michael Kevin Thompson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Evolutionary And Ecological Significance Of The Clutch Size Of The Osprey (Pandion Haliaetus), Christopher Hall Stinson Jan 1976

The Evolutionary And Ecological Significance Of The Clutch Size Of The Osprey (Pandion Haliaetus), Christopher Hall Stinson

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Changes In Amount And Composition Of Gelatin From Development Stages Of The Scyphozoan Jellyfish, Chrysaora Quinquecirrha, Janet Murphy Quensen Jan 1975

Changes In Amount And Composition Of Gelatin From Development Stages Of The Scyphozoan Jellyfish, Chrysaora Quinquecirrha, Janet Murphy Quensen

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Developmental Ultrastructure Of Spermatia In Polysiphonia Nigrescens And Dasya Baillouviana (Rhodophyta), Amy Haskell Jan 1974

Developmental Ultrastructure Of Spermatia In Polysiphonia Nigrescens And Dasya Baillouviana (Rhodophyta), Amy Haskell

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Ultrastructure Of Mitosis And Gametogenesis In Cladophora Flexuosa (Dillwyn) Harvey, Kenneth Wilson Bullock Jan 1973

Ultrastructure Of Mitosis And Gametogenesis In Cladophora Flexuosa (Dillwyn) Harvey, Kenneth Wilson Bullock

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.