TITLE

Students Help Identify Mosquitoes with Virus

AUTHOR(S)
McKee, Jennifer
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Tribal College Journal;Winter2003, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
From a watery, brown drop of concentrated mosquito genes, Montana state scientists identified the first batch of mosquitoes known for sure to carry the sometimes-deadly West Nile virus in Montana, as of December 1, 2003. The mosquitoes were found by student interns at Fort Belknap College in Harlem, Montana, working with the state under a federal grant. The students, working under Liz McClain, a professor at the college and coordinator of the school's aquatic studies, hang traps in campgrounds and picnic spots and collect hundreds of mosquitoes each night.
ACCESSION #
11712192

 

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