Systematics of Aedes Mosquitoes Project.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC
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The Systematics of Aedes Mosquitoes 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 vectors of arbovirsuses, thus 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 these vectors in Africa. In addition, SAMP performs curation and research on the national collection of mosquitoes at the National Museum of Natural History NMNH, Smithsonian Institution. Research continues on the arbovirus vector groups of the subgenera genus Aedes Stegomyia primary focus, Ochlerotatus secondary, and Diceromyia secondary of the Afrotropical Region.
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