|SREL Reprint #0621|
Thermal Ecology and Stress: A Case History for Red-Sore Disease in Largemouth Bass
W. Esch and Terry C. Hazen
The stress concept is analyzed and related to
individual, population, and ecosystem levels of biological organization.
Red-sore disease, produced by the gram-negative bacterium Aeromonas
hydrophila, is discussed in terms of its relationship to stress.
An effort is made to relate seasonal changes in red-sore disease to
environmentally induced alterations in the physiology and behavior of largemouth
bass. A hypothesis is proposed to
explain these interactions in terms of stress.
SREL Reprint #0621
Esch, G.W. and T.C. Hazen. 1978. Thermal ecology and
stress: a case history for red sore disease in largemouth bass. p.
331-363. In Energy and Environmental Stress in Aquatic
Systems, edited by J.H. Thorp and J.W. Gibbons. CONF
771114. U.S. Department of Energy.