Aeromonas hydrophila, Striped mullet
The aspects of the biology of Aeromonas hydrophila with respect to a striped mullet (Mugil cephalus L.0 nursery were examined. A. hydrophila density in the natural water was found to be strongly correlated with turbidity and weakly correlated with water temperature. No correlations were found between A. hydrophila density and water depth, dissolved oxygen, pH, total alkalinity, specific conductivity, or phytoplankton chlorophyll concentration. A. hydrophila density/g dry weight of stomach content were found to be correlated with chlorophyll concentration/g dry weight stomach content. The survivability of striped mullet after capture was found to be primarily related to stress. Stressed striped mullet tended to become infected by A. hydrophila more readily. The mortality of transported striped mullet was reduced with the use of quinaldine, a fish tranquilizer, and by reducing crowding during transport.
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Osborne, John A.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Fensch, Gerald E., "Aspects of the Biology of Aeromonas Hydrophilia with Respect to the Striped Mullet, Mugil Cephalus L. in the St. Johns River" (1983). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 679.
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