Medical Entomology Project.
Annual rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 82,
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC
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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.
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