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ERIC Number: ED269258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Marine Maladies? Worms, Germs, and Other Symbionts from the Northern Gulf of Mexico.
Overstreet, Robin M.
Parasites and related symbionts of marine and estuarine hosts of the northern Gulf of Mexico are described in this guidebook. It is meant primarily to serve as a teaching aid for the novice student, but it also contains more technical aspects for the experienced parasitologist. Forms and examples of symbiosis are explained in an introductory statement. Information, diagrams, and illustrations on the various hosts of parasites are then presented in separate sections. These include: (l) invertebrates as hosts (highlighting symbionts of the American oyster; blue crab, penaeid and grass shrimp); (2) vertebrates as hosts (concentrating on parasites of fishes, the alligator, birds, and marine mammals); (3) miscellaneous symbionts (explaining the infestations by selected nematodes, flatworms, barnacles, and gnats); (4) fish-kills and miscellaneous diseases (identifying causal factors contributing to the kills); and (5) technical aspects (citing research findings related to the specific organisms covered in preceding sections). A listing is provided of all the referenced literature and a glossary is also included of the common terms related to symbionts. (ML)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, Ocean Springs, MS.