Evaluation of the mutagenicity of beta-myrcene in mammalian cells in vitro.

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The genotoxicity of the terpene beta-myrcene was evaluated in mammalian cells in vitro. Myrcene is the major constituent of oil of bay and hop which are used in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages. Myrcene is also present in lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), a plant widely used in Brazilian folk medicine. Recently, it was shown that myrcene is a very… (More)

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@article{Kauderer1991EvaluationOT, title={Evaluation of the mutagenicity of beta-myrcene in mammalian cells in vitro.}, author={B Kauderer and Helena Pereira da Silva Zamith and Francisco J. R. Paumgartten and Guenter Speit}, journal={Environmental and molecular mutagenesis}, year={1991}, volume={18 1}, pages={28-34} }