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Characterization of Libyan Artemia from Abu Kammash Sabkha
El-Magsodi, M.O.; El-Ghebli, H.M.; Hamza, M.; Van Stappen, G.; Sorgeloos, P. (2007). Characterization of Libyan Artemia from Abu Kammash Sabkha, in: VLIZ Coll. Rep. 35-36(2005-2006). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 35-36: pp. Chapter 19
In: (2007). VLIZ Coll. Rep. 35-36(2005-2006). VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders, 35-36. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende, more
In: VLIZ Collected Reprints: Marine and Coastal Research in Flanders. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee: Oostende. ISSN 1376-3822, more

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  • El-Magsodi, M.O.; El-Ghebli, H.M.; Hamza, M.; Van Stappen, G.; Sorgeloos, P. (2005). Characterization of Libyan Artemia from Abu Kammash Sabkha. Libyan J. Mar. Sci. 10: 19-30, more

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  • El-Magsodi, M.O.
  • El-Ghebli, H.M.
  • Hamza, M.
  • Van Stappen, G., more
  • Sorgeloos, P., more

Abstract
    Artemia cysts have been collected from Abu Kammash Sabkha at the western part of Libya. The cyst material was processed and used for the following characterization analyses: cyst and naupliar biometrics, cyst hatching characteristics, sex ratio and mode of reproduction, survival and naupliar growth rate. The cross-breeding tests have been performed with different other well known sibling species. These tests with cyst biometrics showed that Abu Kammash Artemia belonged to the Artemia salina (tunisiana) sibling species complex. This identification of Libyan Artemia is of critical importance before considering any transplantation or inoculation of other Artemia strains to new habitats in Libya. Although quality improvements may be expected through improved harvesting and processing, Libyan Artemia demonstrated acceptable hatching characteristics with decapsulation treatment or cold storage and might be a good food source in aquaculture.

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