KELLY B. HAAS

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Children's early approaches to learning (ATL) enhance their adaptation to the demands they experience with the start of formal schooling. The current study uses individual growth modeling to investigate whether children's early ATL, which includes persistence, emotion regulation, and attentiveness, explain individual differences in their academic(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium phytofermentans, an anaerobic soil bacterium, can directly convert plant biomass into biofuels. The genome of C. phytofermentans contains three loci with genes encoding shell proteins of bacterial microcompartments (BMC), organelles composed entirely of proteins. METHODOLOGY AND PRINCIPAL FINDINGS One of the BMC loci has homology to(More)
DEDICATION To all of the horse owners who are anxiously waiting for the vet to arrive tonight. v ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I wish to thank my advisor, Jeffrey L. Blanchard, for his friendship and guidance and for fostering a supportive lab environment in which to do science; Susan Leschine for her sound advise and uncanny ability to appear at odd hours when things(More)
This Thesis is brought to you for free and open access by the Theses and Dissertations at Loyola eCommons. It has been accepted for inclusion in Master's Theses by an authorized administrator of Loyola eCommons. For more information, please contact ecommons@luc.edu. iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my primary thesis(More)
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