Since 1995, as part of USDA's public outreach programs, SEL has participated in a major educational initiative with the NMNH, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the Maryland Entomological Society in presenting "BugFest" on The Mall.
The huge size of the NMNH collections dictates that some bug specimens be kept at ARS' Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) in Beltsville, Maryland, and at the Smithsonian's Museum Support Center in Suitland, not far away.
The earliest blanket NMNH 177710 (1190 x 940mm) may date to the early nineteenth century.
With a minimum of five specific peptides, dog hair keratins were identified in ten samples: as a pure yarn in two samples (NMNH 1894 fringe and NMNH 2124 warp) and as a blend in five samples (NMNH 1891 weft, NMNH 2120 braid, NMNH 177710 warp and weft and NMNH 221408 warp).
We would like to thank Aline Barcellos (Museu de Ciencias Naturais, Fundacao Zoobotanica do Rio Grande do Sul) for the useful comments on this manuscript, to Giselle Mariano Lessa de Assis, curator of the Embrapa's Active Germplasm Bank in the county of Rio Branco, state of Acre, Brazil; as also to Thomas Henry to welcome one of the authors in the NMNH
and Gunvi Lindberg (Swedish Museum of Natural History) for providing type photos.
NMNH 198226 from Johnston Island; Table 1) may imply that these species are not entirely allopatric.
Sur, California 970 SIO 65-686 Tanner Bank 1000 BPBM 21102 Oahu, Hawaii 1216 BPBM 28812 Hawaii 1252 BPBM 21106 Oahu, Hawaii 1256 NMNH 198226 Johnston Island >1200 South Pacific Ocean AM I19749-001 New South Wales 115 AM 33329-001 Norah Head, New South Wales 790 AM B5776 ($) Tasmania 968 AM I26980-001 New South Wales 980 AM 125631-001 New South Wales 1040 AM IB7440 New South Wales 1070 AM 134438-001 (S) New South Wales 1120 AM 26947-001 New South Wales 1225 Atlantic Ocean BMNH 1863.
The exhibit is a collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Institutes of Health and the NMNH
, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the first complete human genome sequence mapping.
The authors are also grateful to William Fitzhugh (Arctic Studies Center, NMNH
, Smithsonian Institution), Leonid Vishnyatsky and Sergey Lisitsyn (Institute for the Material Culture History, St Petersburg) for their help revising the manuscript.
National Museum of Natural History, Budapest, Hungary.
Kress mentioned several teams, including one at the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew in Britain, and then went into the work being done by his group at the NMNH
, that is part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Support for this research was provided by a National Science Foundation PEET grant to Gustavo Hormiga and Jonathan Coddington (DOEB 9712353), The Smithsonian Neotropical Lowland grant, a NMNH
"Biodiversity of the Guianas Program" grant, and NSF grant EAR-0228699, all to J.