Accession Number : ADA200554

Title :   Systematics of Aedes Mosquito Project.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Aug 84-31 Dec 87,

Corporate Author : SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON D C DEPT OF ENTOMOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Mathis, Wayne N.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The Systematics of Aedes Mosquito Project (SAMP), a cooperative venture between the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command, conducts biosystematic research on mosquitoes of medical importance to the Army. SAMP fulfills these objectives by performing biosystematic studies on important groups of aedine arboviruses. SAMP provides information on potential vectors for the guidance of military field research teams and other governmental agencies and prepares monographs and technical papers, which summarize data on the ecology, taxonomy and medical importance of these vectors in Africa. In addition, SAMP performs curation and research on the national collection of mosqitoes at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution. Research continues on the arbovirus vector groups of the subgenus Stegomyia, genus Aedes, of the Afrotropical Region. (KT/AW)

Descriptors :   *AEDES, *ARBOVIRUSES, *DISEASE VECTORS, AFRICA, ARMY RESEARCH, COLLECTION, CULICIDAE, ECOLOGY, FIELD CONDITIONS, MEDICAL RESEARCH, MILITARY RESEARCH, MUSEUMS, NATURAL HISTORY, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, TAXONOMY, TEAMS(PERSONNEL).

Subject Categories : Biology
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE