coldwater disease

coldwater disease

a disease of fish kept in temperate water; caused by the bacteria Cytophaga psychrophila when the tank water temperature is maintained at too low a level. Called also peduncle disease. See also rainbow trout fry syndrome.
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In 2003, NCCCWA molecular biologist Greg Wiens and microbiologist Tim Welch began talking to industry trout producers about their issues and concerns, and coldwater disease came up most often.
The researchers have now found that spleen size is highly heritable and that there is a genetic correlation with bacterial coldwater disease resistance.