Mosquito Information Management Project (MIMP): Application of a Computerized General Purpose Information Management System (SELGEM) to Medically Important Arthropods (Diptera: culicidae).
Annual rept., Sep 83-Aug 84,
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC
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The Mosquito Information Management Project is a collaborative venture between the Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and the Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. The project was established in September 1979 to develop a computer-based systematic and ecologic data base for the approximately one million mosquito specimens in the National Museum of Natural History collection. This collection is the largest and most complete mosquito collection in the world and represents a national treasure. The data management system, SELGEM SELf-GEnerating Master, was selected as the primary data storagemanagement system. Data recorded on collection forms are submitted to a Honeywell Series 60 Level 6680 computer system via a Nixdorf 60055 minicomputer data entry system. Development continued for the seven separate geographic files, incorporating data for mexico and Central America, South America, the Caribbean Region, and Eastern Africa. A new file was started for the Middle East. The file for South America was recently made current with the entry of collection data for the final country, Brazil. Keywords Malaria Arboviruses Vectors. Author
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