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Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station faculty members conduct research in nearly all areas of agricultural production. This online collection of research reports publishes preliminary results of research conducted at centers around the state in beef and dairy cattle, swine, meat science, plant pathology, sorghum and wheat breeding, cropping systems, irrigation engineering, cover crops, weed science, entomology, range management, turfgrass, and other areas. Research is supported by federal and state funds, grants, and Kansas State University.

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Research Reports

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Acknowledgments
E. A. Boyle

Agricultural Research Center-Hays

Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle Management

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Trends in “Natural” Value-Added Calf Programs at Superior Livestock Video Auction
K. G. Odde, M. E. King, E. D. McCabe, M. J. Smith, K. L. Hill, G. M. Rogers, and K. E. Fike

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Trends in Beef Calf Lots by Single Breed Sire Groups Marketed via Video Auction from 2010 Through July 14, 2017
E. D. McCabe, M. E. King, K. E. Fike, K. L. Hill, G. M. Rogers, and K. G. Odde

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Trends in Source and Age Verification for Beef Calves Sold via Summer Video Auction from 2010 Through 2017
E. D. McCabe, M. E. King, K. E. Fike, K. L. Hill, G. M. Rogers, and K. G. Odde

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Bio-economic Model Predicts Economic Values for Beef Production
W. S. Leal, R. F. Costa, L. L. Cardoso, F. S. Mendonça, F. F. Cardoso, M. J. Yokoo, and R. L. Weaber

Beef Cattle Reproduction

Breeding Herd Nutrition and Management

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Effects of the Age of Newborn Pigs Receiving an Iron Injection on Suckling and Subsequent Nursery Performance and Blood Criteria
H. Williams, C. D. Roubicek, J. M. DeRouchey, J. C. Woodworth, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, R. D. Goodband, and A. Holtcamp

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Effects of Fe Dosage in Newborn Pigs on Preweaning and Subsequent Nursery Performance
H. Williams, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, R. D. Goodband, and A. Holtcamp

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Effects of a Bacillus-Based Probiotic on Sow Performance and on Progeny Growth Performance, Fecal Consistency, and Fecal Microflora
M. B. Menegat, K. M. Gourley, M. B. Braun, J. M. DeRouchey, J. C. Woodworth, J. Bryte, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, and R. D. Goodband

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Effect of Lysine-Fermentation By-Product on Urine pH and Total Urine Bacteria Count in Lactating Sows
K. M. Gourley, J. M. DeRouchey, J. C. Woodworth, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, R. D. Goodband, and K. J. Touchette

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The Effects of Maternal Dietary Supplementation of Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) and 25(OH)D3 on Sow and Progeny Performance
M. T. Thayer, J. L. Nelssen, A. J. Langemeier, J. Morton, J. M. Gonzales, S. R. Kruger, Z. Ou, A. J. Makowski, and J. R. Bergstrom

Canola

Cattle Nutrition

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Syngenta Enogen Feed Corn Silage Containing an Alpha Amylase Expression Trait Improves Feed Efficiency in Growing Calf Diets
M. A. Johnson, T. Spore, S. P. Montgomery, W. R. Hollenbeck, R. N. Wahl, E. D. Watson, and D. A. Blasi

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Increased Dietary Energy in Limit-fed Diets Does Not Affect Immune Function, Inflammation, or Stress, but Health Status Does
T. J. Spore, S. P. Montgomery, E. C. Titgemeyer, G. A. Hanzlicek, Christopher Vahl, T. G. Nagaraja, W. R. Hollenbeck, R. N. Wahl, and Dale Blasi

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Syngenta Enhanced Feed Corn (Enogen) Containing an Alpha Amylase Expression Trait Improves Feed Efficiency in Growing Calf Diets
M. A. Johnson, T. J. Spore, S. P. Montgomery, C. S. Weibert, J. S. Garzon, W. R. Hollenbeck, R. N. Wahl, E. D. Watson, and Dale Blasi

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Wet Distiller’s Grains and Wet Corn Gluten with Dry-Rolled or Whole-Shelled Corn in High-Energy Limit-Fed Diets Do Not Affect Growing Cattle Performance
T. J. Spore, S. P. Montgomery, E. C. Titgemeyer, G. A. Hanzlicek, Christopher Vahl, T. G. Nagaraja, W. R. Hollenbeck, R. N. Wahl, and Dale Blasi

Corn

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Effect of Late Planting Dates on Corn Yield
E. A. Adee and K. L. Roozeboom

Cropping and Tillage Systems

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Seeding Rate for Dryland Wheat
A. Schlegel, J. Holman, and L. Haag

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Wheat and Grain Sorghum in Four-Year Rotations
A. Schlegel, J. Holman, and A. Burnett

Cropping Systems Research

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Changes in Soil Microbiology Under Conventional and No-Till Production During Crop Rotation
C. J. Hsiao, G. F. Sassenrath, L. Zeglin, G. Hettiarachchi, and C. Rice

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Characterization of Claypan Soils in Southeastern Kansas
M. A. Mathis II, S. E. Tucker-Kulesza, and G. F. Sassenrath

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Biomass Production of Single Species Cover Crop
G. F. Sassenrath and J. K. Farney

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Modeling Wheat Susceptibility to Disease
H. Zhao, G. F. Sassenrath, X. Lin, R. Lollato, and E. D. De Wolf

Dairy Cattle: Dairy Foods

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Development of a High Protein Dairy Snack Based on German-Style Quark Cheese
Y. Ou, K. S. Babu, P. Thorakkattu, K. Getty, and J. Amamcharla

Dairy Cattle: Economics

Dairy Cattle: Foreword

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Foreword
B. Bradford

Dairy Cattle: Nutrition and Feeding

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Impact of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Fermentation Product on Feed Intake Parameters, Lactation Performance, and Metabolism of Transition Dairy Cattle
K. Olagaray, S. E. Sivinski, B. A. Saylor, L. K. Mamedova, J. A. Sauls, I. Yoon, and B. J. Bradford

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Can a “Zero Land Use” Diet Maintain Milk Production of Dairy Cows?
C. S. Takiya, C. M. Ylioja, A. Bennett, M. Davidson, and B. J. Bradford

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Physiologic Responses to Feeding Rumen-Protected Glucose to Lactating Dairy Cows
J. A. Sauls-Hiesterman, S. Banuelos, B. Atanasov, B. Bradford, and J. S. Stevenson

Dairy Cattle: Physiology and Management

Dairy Cattle: Supplemental Content

Department of Agronomy

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Biochar and Nitrogen Effects on Winter Wheat Growth
T. E. Zee, N. O. Nelson, and G. Newdigger

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Impact of Cover Crops and Phosphorus Fertilizer Management on Nutrient Cycling in No-Tillage Corn-Soybean Rotation
R. E. Carver, N. O. Nelson, D. S. Abel, K. Roozeboom, G. J. Kluitenberg, P. J. Tomlinson, and J. R. Williams

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Response of Drought-Tolerant Hybrids to Environmental Yield Potential
T. Newell, K. Roozeboom, I. A. Ciampitti, Eric Adee, G. Cramer, J. D. Holman, and A. Schlegel

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Soybean: Evaluation of Inoculation
I. A. Ciampitti, Eric Adee, J. Kimball, and G. I. Carmona

East Central Kansas Experiment Field

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Corn Yield Response to Plant Populations
D. E. Shoup, Eric Adee, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Balanced Nutrition and Crop Production Practices for Closing Sorghum Yield Gaps
B. McHenry, Eric Adee, J. Kimball, P. V. Vara Prasad, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Corn Yield Response to Plant Populations
D. E. Shoup, E. A. Adee, and I. A. Ciampitti

East Central Kansas Experiment Field

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Corn Yield Response to Plant Populations
D. E. Shoup, Eric Adee, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Balanced Nutrition and Crop Production Practices for Closing Sorghum Yield Gaps
B. McHenry, Eric Adee, J. Kimball, P. V. Vara Prasad, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Corn Yield Response to Plant Populations
D. E. Shoup, E. A. Adee, and I. A. Ciampitti

Feed Processing in the Swine Industry

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The Effect of Pellet Mill Production Rate and Knife Distance on Pellet Quality
C. E. Evans, R. J. Beeman, M. Saensukjaroenphon, C. B. Paulk, and C. R. Stark

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Effects of Conditioning Temperature on Pellet Quality of Nursery Pig Diets
G. E. Nichols, C. R. Stark, A. M. Ogles, K. M. Dunmire, and C. B. Paulk

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The Effects of Filter Type and Warm-Up Time on Pellet Durability Index Using the Holmen NHP100 Portable Pellet Tester
C. E. Evans, R. N. Kort, M. Saensukjaroenphon, H. K. Wecker, C. B. Paulk, and C. R. Stark

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Evaluating Soybean Meal Quality Using Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy
K. M. Dunmire, J. Dhakal, K. Stringfellow, C. R. Stark, and C. B. Paulk

Finishing Pig Nutrition and Management

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Evaluation of a Commercial Model for Predicting Growth Performance of Pigs with Varying Diet Composition and Stocking Density
M. B. Menegat, F. Wu, J. C. Woodworth, M. D. Tokach, J. M. DeRouchey, S. S. Dritz, and R. D. Goodband

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Economic Model for Optimum Standardized Total Tract Digestible Phosphorus for Finishing Pigs
C. M. Vier, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, U. A. Orlando, W. Cast, J. C. Woodworth, R. D. Goodband, and J. M. DeRouchey

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Effect of Die Retention Time on Pellet Quality and Phytase Stability of a Corn-Soybean Meal Swine Diet
M. Saensukjaroenphon, C. E. Evans, C. K. Jones, C. H. Fahrenholz, C. B. Paulk, and C. R. Stark

Forage Crops

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Forage Report 2016
J. D. Holman, G. Cramer, A. Esser, Jane Lingenfelser, S. Maxwell, J. L. Moyer, A. Obour, and T. Roberts

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Forage Report 2015
J. D. Holman, Jane Lingenfelser, A. Obour, A. Esser, J. L. Moyer, G. Cramer, T. Roberts, and S. Maxwell

Irrigation

Kansas River Valley Experiment Field

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Grain Sorghum Response to Water Supply and Environment
J. Broeckelman, G. J. Kluitenberg, K. Roozeboom, G. Cramer, Eric Adee, A. Schlegel, J. D. Holman, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Sudden Death Syndrome and Soybean Planting Date
Eric Adee, C. R. Little, and I. A. Ciampitti

Management Practices

Meat Science

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Visual Degree of Doneness Has an Impact on Palatability Ratings of Consumers Who Had Differing Degree of Doneness Preferences
L. L. Prill, L. N. Drey, J. L. Vipham, M. D. Chao, J. M. Gonzalez, T. A. Houser, E. A. Boyle, and T. G. O'Quinn

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Consumer Evaluation of the Degree of Doneness of Beef Strip Loin Steaks Cooked to Six End-Point Temperatures
L. L. Prill, L. N. Drey, J. L. Vipham, M. D. Chao, J. M. Gonzalez, T. A. Houser, E. A. Boyle, and T. G. O'Quinn

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Chef Evaluation of the Degree of Doneness of Beef Strip Loin Steaks Cooked to Six End-Point Temperatures
L. L. Prill, L. N. Drey, J. L. Vipham, M. D. Chao, J. M. Gonzalez, T. A. Houser, E. A. Boyle, and T. G. O'Quinn

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Effect of Degree of Doneness, Quality Grade, and Time on Instrumental Color Readings from Beef Strip Loin Steaks Cooked to Six Degrees of Doneness
L. L. Prill, L. N. Drey, J. L. Vipham, M. D. Chao, J. M. Gonzalez, T. A. Houser, E. A. Boyle, and T. G. O'Quinn

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Quality Grade Has No Effect on Top Sirloin Steaks Cooked to Multiple Degrees of Doneness
B. A. Olson, E. A. Rice, J. M. Gonzalez, J. L. Vipham, M. D. Chao, T. A. Houser, E. A. Boyle, and T. G. O'Quinn

North Central Kansas Experiment Field

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Grain Sorghum Yield Response to Water Availability
J. P. Broeckelman, G. J. Kluitenberg, K. Roozeboom, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Late-Season Nitrogen Fertilizer Application in Soybean
G. R. Balboa, D. R. Hodgins, and I. A. Ciampitti

Nursery Pig Nutrition and Management

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Determining the Effects of Tryptophan Biomass on Growth Performance of 25- to 50-lb Nursery Pigs
M. R. Wensley, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, S. S. Dritz, M. D. Tokach, R. D. Goodband, and K. D. Haydon

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Effects of Soybean Meal Level on Growth Performance of 25- to 50-lb Nursery Pigs
H. S. Cemin, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, and R. D. Goodband

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Effect of Viligen™, Feed Form, and Storage Time on Fumonisin Concentrations in Corn
Z. X. Rao, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, R. D. Goodband, and H. Calderon Cartagena

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Efficacy of Commercial Products on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs Fed Diets with Fumonisin-Contaminated Corn
Z. X. Rao, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, R. D. Goodband, and H. Calderon Cartagena

Soil and Water Management

Soil Fertility

Southeast Agricultural Research Center

Southeast Research and Extension Center: Soil and Water Management

Southwest Research-Extension Center

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Interaction of Seeding and Nitrogen Rate on Grain Sorghum Yield in Southwest Kansas
A. J. Foster, A. Schlegel, J. D. Holman, I. A. Ciampitti, C. Thompson, and D. Ruiz Diaz

Soybean

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Planting Date and Maturity Group Interaction for Soybean Productivity and Seed Quality in East Central Kansas
L. P. Pott, L. H. Moro Rosso, W. D. Carciochi, J. Kimball, E. A. Adee, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Inoculation Timing Effect on Biological Nitrogen Fixation and Soybean Productivity
M. A. Secchi, A. R. Torres, L. H. Moro Rosso, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Nutritional Quality of Soybean Seeds Relative to Canopy Portion
L. H. Moro Rosso, W. D. Carciochi, and I. A. Ciampitti

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Management Strategies for Double-Crop Soybean Planted After Wheat
D. S. S. Hansel, J. Kimball, and I. A. Ciampitti

Sow Nutrition and Management

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Effects of Weaning Age and Antibiotic Use on Pig Performance in a Commercial System
J. E. Faccin, M. W. Allerson, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, and R. D. Goodband

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Effects of High Phytase Supplementation in Lactation Diets on Sow and Litter Performance
K. L. Batson, H. Calderon Cartagena, R. D. Goodband, J. C. Woodworth, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, and J. M. DeRouchey

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Effects of Oceanfeed Swine Feed Additive on Performance of Sows and Their Offspring
L. Del Tuffo, F. Laskoski, C. M. Vier, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, R. D. Goodband, L. A. Constance, M. Niederwerder, and E. Arkfeldt

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Effects of Soybean Meal Concentration in Lactating Sow Diets on Sow and Litter Performance
K. M. Gourley, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, and R. D. Goodband

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Effect of Feeding Duration of Increased Lysine and Energy Prior to Farrowing on Sow Performance and Colostrum Quality
K. M. Gourley, A. J. Swanson, J. C. Woodworth, J. M. DeRouchey, M. D. Tokach, S. S. Dritz, and R. D. Goodband

Sunflower

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Irrigated Sunflowers in Northwest Kansas: Productivity and Canopy Formation
F. Lamm, R. M. Aiken, A. A. AbouKheira, and G. J. Seiler

Swine Health and Disease Management

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Effects of Medium Chain Fatty Acid Application in Swine Feed on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus
A. B. Lerner, R. A. Cochrane, J. T. Gebhardt, S. S. Dritz, C. K. Jones, J. M. DeRouchey, M. D. Tokach, R. D. Goodband, J. Bai, E. Porter, J. Anderson, P. C. Gauger, D. R. Magstadt, J. Zhang, B. Bass, T. P. Karnezos, B. de Rodas, and J. C. Woodworth

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Genome Diversity and Molecular Detection of PRRS Field Strains and Vaccine Strains, and PCV3 and PCV2 Strains
Y. Wang, F. Yuan, X. Liu, W. Zheng, H. Zhang, J. Zhang, K. Yoon, L. Peddireddi, Y. Fang, G. Anderson, and J. Bai

Weather

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Field Station Weather Reports
E. A. Adee and M. Knapp

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Weather Information for Tribune
D. Bond and J. Slattery

Weed Science

Wheat

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Wheat Variety Response to Seeding Rate in Kansas During the 2018–19 Growing Season
R. P. Lollato, L. Molssato, C. Rapolla, G. Zhang, and A. Fritz

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