Poisonig with DDT: Effect on Reproductive Performance of Artemia

Science  03 Feb 1967:
Vol. 155, Issue 3762, pp. 592-593
DOI: 10.1126/science.155.3762.592


Brine shrimp die within 5 days after being given doses of above 10-5 parts of DDT per million. At this and lower doses, shrimp deposited broods at a normal frequency, and cysts predominated. The number of cysts that emerged and the survival of larvae to adulthood from broods of treated parents exceeded those from controls. Therefore lethality based on induced dominant or sex-linked recessive gene mutation was not evident. Decreased fecundity is due to maternal debility.