EEB 4251 Medical Entomology

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Revision as of 14:12, 28 January 2009

Medical Entomology EEB 4251 (W) Spring 2009


Contents

CONTACT INFORMATION

Carl Schaefer, TLS 377; 486-4455 (lab.), 423-9427 (home---emergencies or bribes only); e-mail carl.schaefer@uconn.edu. Office hours: after lectures, or by appointment.

TA: Roberta Engel BioPharm 318; 486-6215 (office); e-mail engellaoshi@yahoo.com. Office hours: Wed. 2-3, or by appointment.

Grading: lecture: 200 points; lab: 100 points Lecture: midterm=70 points; final (cumulative)=130 points (equals 200 points) Laboratory: the laboratory work (100 points) may involve some quizzes, and other work


Note on reading: The text is the latest edition of Service’s “Medical Entomology.” The chapter listings on the schedule are from the first edition, and may differ in your schedule But I know you can work it out.

W students: I will give you a separate schedule for the W sessions. You most realize that your credit, based on your writing, will be 25% of your grade; but that you must pass the W to get any credit in the entire course. If you are a W students and fail the W, you’ll get an F in the course. This has never happened in the past, and before I retire it had better not happen in the future.

SYLLABUS

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DATE LECTURE TEXT* LAB
Jan. 21 W Introd to course & arthopods Handouts Survey of arthropods
Jan. 26 M Introd. to Insecta Handouts
Jan. 28 W Importance of Medical Entomology Handouts

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W STUDENTS

LAB

Be sure to get a 3-ring binder for lab handouts, assignments, etc.


RECENT HANDOUTS

1. SOME ARTHROPODA GROUPS

Phylum Arthropoda (”jointed feet”)

Subphylum Trilobita (extinct, but often pretty)

Subphylum Chelinidea (2 tagmata [singular is tagma], cephlo-thorax and abdomen; uses chelicerae for feeding

Class Xiphosura (horseshoe crabs)

Class Eurypterida (extinct; dominant for 300M years)

Class Arachnida

*Order Araneae (spiders) **Order Acarina (mites, also includes ticks) *Order Scorpiones Order Phalangidae (daddy-long-legs) Order Pseudoscorpiones (small but impressive, as your TA will tell you)

Subphylum Mandibulata (2 or 3 tagmata, if 2 then head free; various bits of anatomy used for feeding, mostly by chewing or, secondarily, by sucking)

Class Crustacea (often good to eat)

Class Symphyla (small, maybe ancestor of the rest)

Class Diplopoda (second segment fused with first, so it appears to have two legs on each segment—millipedes)

Class Chilopoda (small poison jaws; centipedes)

Some call these three Classes collectively as the “Myriapoda”; poor

Class Insecta (or Hexapoda) (3 tagmata [head, thorax, abdomen, all separate], 6 legs)

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