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Advancing The Methodology For Cyclopenta[C]Thiophene Sythesis: A Step Toward Anit-Leukemia Agents And Improved Semiconductiors, Riley Jones Dec 2006

Advancing The Methodology For Cyclopenta[C]Thiophene Sythesis: A Step Toward Anit-Leukemia Agents And Improved Semiconductiors, Riley Jones

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Metal n5-cyclopenta[c]thienyl complexes are of significant interest in both catalysis and materials chemistry. These relatives of the low-band-gap polymer polybenzo[2,3-c]thiophene show great promise as environmentally stable conductive polymers and as energy-efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs) due to their unique electronic properties. Recently, studies have shown that cyclopenta[c]thiophene molecules are effective as photodynamic anticancer agents which are particularly aggressive toward leukemia cells. The current method of synthesizing these compounds is lengthy, costly, and has a very low yield. Our group has developed a novel one-step method to produce precursors of these compounds. This procedure increases ...


Assessing Wavelength Discrimination Abilities In The Zebrafish (Danio Rerio) Using Appetitive Choice Discrimination Learning, Tim Thornberry Oct 2006

Assessing Wavelength Discrimination Abilities In The Zebrafish (Danio Rerio) Using Appetitive Choice Discrimination Learning, Tim Thornberry

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

In the past few decades, the zebrafish has become a popular vertebrate model in various fields of research, especially visual neuroscience, where the versatile zebrafish model has been used for anatomical, physiological, genetic, developmental, and behavioral research. Anatomical and physiological studies have shown that the zebrafish has the necessary mechanisms required for color vision. However, to date, there is no evidence that zebrafish behavior is regulated by color vision. This project used an appetitive choice discrimination paradigm to assess the ability of the zebrafish to modify its behavior based exclusively on color cues. Subjects were conditioned to associate a food ...


Identifying Exclusion Genes Of Bacteriophage Hk239, Ali Wright Jan 2006

Identifying Exclusion Genes Of Bacteriophage Hk239, Ali Wright

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Temperate bacteriophage can adopt either a lytic or a lysogenic lifestyle. In the lytic lifestyle, the bacteriophage infects a cell, uses the host's cellular machinery to replicate, and lyses the cell to release the phage progeny. In the lysogenic lifestyle the bacteriophage genome is integrated into the bacterial genome to generate a prophage. Most of the genes of the prophage are repressed. However, those genes that are expressed have a wide variety of functions including exclusion, the prevention of phage infection. Lysogens of bacteriophage HK239 have the ability to exclude a wide variety of phage, including (lambda), T4rII, Plvir ...


Use Of Lolium Multiflorum For Remediation Of Phosphorus From Poultry-Litter-Contaminated Media, Daniel L Starnes Jan 2006

Use Of Lolium Multiflorum For Remediation Of Phosphorus From Poultry-Litter-Contaminated Media, Daniel L Starnes

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

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Belly Dance As A Means Of Dance Therapy For Survivors Of Sexual Assault, Nadia De Leon Jan 2006

Belly Dance As A Means Of Dance Therapy For Survivors Of Sexual Assault, Nadia De Leon

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

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Relationships Between Achievement, Academic Self-Concept, And Perceived Parental Relationships Among College Students Of Varying Ability Levels, Melinda Lalonde Jan 2006

Relationships Between Achievement, Academic Self-Concept, And Perceived Parental Relationships Among College Students Of Varying Ability Levels, Melinda Lalonde

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The purpose of this study was to examine the differences between honors students, honors-eligible students, and non-honors students with regard to their perceived parental relationships, academic self-concepts, and academic achievement. Of the 180 participants, there were 48 honors students, 32 honors-eligible students, and 100 non-honors students. Academic achievement was measured using grade-point average; academic self-concept and perceived parental relationships were measured using the Self-Perception Profile for College Students (Neemann & Harter, 1986). Results indicated differences among the three groups.


Diet Affects Immunologically Relevant Gene Expression In Brains Of Toxoplasma Gondii Infected, Lydia Kullman Jan 2006

Diet Affects Immunologically Relevant Gene Expression In Brains Of Toxoplasma Gondii Infected, Lydia Kullman

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.