Artemia found favour as a "standard" organism in toxicological assays, despite the recognition that it is too robust an organism to be a sensitive indicator species.
In pollution research Artemia, the brine shrimp, has had extensive use as a test organism and in some circumstances is an acceptable alternative to the toxicity testing of mammals in the laboratory. The fact that millions of brine shrimp are so easily reared has been an important help in assessing the effects of a large number of environmental pollutants on the shrimps under well controlled experimental conditions.
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