Biorepository: United States National Parasite Collection

Institution Information

Index Herbariorum Record: 
No
InstitutionCode: 
USNPC
Status of Institution: 
Active
Additional Institution Names: 
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Description of Institution: 

The major collection of animal parasites in North America. It is one of the world's largest parasite collections and is the major repository of helminth type specimens for North American parasitologists. Although helminths are the largest group in the collection, other groups include parasitic protozoans, pentastomes, lice, mites, ticks, and other miscellaneous parasites. Many of the parasites were collected during USDA survey and eradication programs. About half of the specimens are stored in small bottles in a solution of 92 parts 70 percent ethanol, 3 parts formalin, and 5 parts glycerine. The others are mounted permanently on glass microscope slides. Specimens cataloged in a single collection without collection codes.

Institutional Discipline: 
Institutional Governance: 
Public, Federal: General
Institution Type: 
Museum
Cool URI: 
http://grbio.org/cool/ppqr-es1r

Institutional Mailing Address

Mailing Address 1: 
Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory
Mailing Address 2: 
BARC East 1180
Mailing Address 3: 
10300 Baltimore Avenue
City/Town: 
Beltsville
State/Province: 
Maryland
Postal/Zip Code: 
20705
Country: 
USA

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  • Created: 24 April 2013 - 10:55am EDT
  • Updated: 1 April 2015 - 1:01pm EDT
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