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brine shrimp

n.
Any of various small crustaceans of the genus Artemia that inhabit highly saline ponds and lakes and are often used as food for farmed fish and shellfish and for aquarium fish.

brine′ shrimp`


n.
any fairy shrimp of the genus Artemia.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.brine shrimp - common to saline lakesbrine shrimp - common to saline lakes    
branchiopod, branchiopod crustacean, branchiopodan - aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding
Artemia, Chirocephalus, genus Artemia, genus Chirocephalus - fairy shrimp; brine shrimp
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Brine shrimps are found in inland and coastal saline and hypersaline waters throughout the world, with the exception of Antarctica (Triantaphyllidis et al.
This private farm, concerned with the intensive production of sea bass and sea bream, includes a hatchery where commercial Artemia cysts are used to obtain brine shrimp nauplii for feeding fish larval stages.
And the third factor is having an adequate amount of brine shrimps, flamingos' main source of food, in the lakes," he concluded.
The extract was found to be moderately cytotoxic to the Brine shrimps at high concentration with [LC.
Brine shrimp lethality bioassay is a recent development in the assay procedure of bioactive compounds which indicates cytotoxicity as well as a wide range of pharmacological activities (e.
In December 2009, an Iranian research institute announced that human activities and drought in Lake Orumieh have endangered the small brine shrimps of the lake, which serve as food for migratory birds.
as a major alkaloid exhibited relatively high toxicity to the brine shrimps with [LC.
The brine shrimp lethality test was used to predict the presence of cytotoxic activity in the extracts [3,4] with some modifications.
50] value, the concentration of knipholone effective to kill 50% of brine shrimps in the test, was determined by probit analysis.
Knipholone was screened for cytotoxicity against brine shrimp nauplii in a micro-dilution assay and showed a weak cytotoxic effect with E[D.
antidysenterica also exhibited potent cytotoxicity for brine shrimps but there was no earlier report on anticancer activity of plant extract or its isolated compounds.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian research institute announced that human activities and drought in Lake Orumieh, the world's second largest salt water lake, have endangered the small brine shrimps of the lake, which serve as food for migratory birds.