Accession Number : AD0744530

Title :   Immunologic Identification of Arthropod Blood Meals.

Descriptive Note : Annual summary rept. no. 2, 1 Mar 71-31 Mar 72,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Personal Author(s) : Tempelis,Constantine H.

Report Date : 01 MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Significant progress has been made in finding a testing method that can be used for the definitive identification of arthropod blood meals. This method, a passive hemagglutination inhibition (PHI) technique, now has been placed into routine use in the laboratory to test mosquito blood meals. Over 1400 such tests have been made with the PHI technique and the data are recorded in this report. Additional modifications of the basic technique have been made in an effort to conserve valuable reagents and time. Continued testing of mosquito blood meals have been made using the basic capillary precipitin method. These mosquitoes were collected in Panama and the Sacramento Valley of California. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTHROPODA, BLOOD), DISEASE VECTORS, CULICIDAE, INGESTION(PHYSIOLOGY), IMMUNOLOGY, TEST METHODS, PARASITES, ANIMALS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE