Accession Number : ADA136705

Title :   Medical Entomology Project.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 82,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Flint,O S , Jr

PDF Url : ADA136705

Report Date : Jan 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The Medical Entomology Project (MEP), a cooperative venture between the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, conducts biosystematic research on arthropods of medical importance to the Army. MEP fulfills these objectives by performing biosystematic studies on important groups of vectors such as anopheline vectors of malaria parasites and culicine vectors of arboviruses, providing information on potential vectors for the guidance of military field research teams and other governmental agencies and preparing monographs and technical papers which summarize data on the ecology, taxonomy and medical importance of arthropod vectors in various regions of the world. In addition, MEP performs curation and research on the national collection of mosquitoes at the National Museum of Natural History (USNM), Smithsonian Institution. Research continues on the arbovirus vector groups of the subgenus Stegomyia, genus Aedes, of the African Region.

Descriptors :   *Entomology, *Disease vectors, *Culicidae, *Anopheles, *Aedes, Malaria, Culex, Africa, Asia, Arboviruses, Medical research

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE