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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SURVEILLANCE AND ECOLOGY OF MOSQUITO, BITING AND FILTH BREEDING INSECTS

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: The USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology: Developing new mosquito surveillance and control products

Authors
item Linthicum, Kenneth
item Allan, Sandra
item Barnard, Donald
item Becnel, James
item Bernier, Ulrich
item Carlson, David
item Clark, Gary
item Geden, Christopher
item Hogsette, Jerome
item Kline, Daniel

Submitted to: California Mosquito and Vector Control Association Proceedings
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: September 13, 2006
Publication Date: December 1, 2006
Citation: Linthicum, K., Allan, S.A., Barnard, D.R., Becnel, J.J., Bernier, U.R., Carlson, D.A., Clark, G.G., Geden, C.J., Hogsette, Jr, J.A., Kline, D.L. 2006. The USDA-ARS Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology: Developing new mosquito surveillance and control products. California Mosquito and Vector Control Association Proceedings. 74:83-86.

Interpretive Summary: The Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE), U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), conducts research to reducing or eliminating the deleterious effects of insects to humans, animals, and crops. CMAVE research is directed not only at the insect pests such as mosquitoes themselves but also the diseases they may transmit and identifying inherent protective mechanisms in nature. CMAVE work emphasizes both control and prevention. The Center has 4 research units, and each unit has specific goals, although there are several commonalities. The Mosquito and Fly Research Unit conducts research on insects of medical and veterinary importance with the goal of achieving control of pest and vector species through the development of environmentally acceptable approaches. New mosquito surveillance and control products are developed and tested.

Technical Abstract: The Center for Medical, Agricultural and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE), U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), conducts specific research directed at reducing or eliminating the harm caused by insects to humans, animals, and crops. CMAVE is an internationally renowned research institution that is located adjacent to the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Research is directed not only at the insect pests such as mosquitoes themselves but also pathogens they may transmit and identifying inherent protective mechanisms in nature. CMAVE work emphasizes both control and prevention. The Center has 4 research units, and each unit has specific goals, although there are several commonalities. The Mosquito and Fly Research Unit conducts research on insects of medical and veterinary importance with the goal of achieving control of pest and vector species through the development of environmentally acceptable approaches. New mosquito surveillance and control products are developed and tested.

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