Interpretation of results with the 8-azaguanine resistance system in Salmonella typhimurium: no evidence for direct acting mutagenesis by 15-oxosteviol, a possible metabolite of steviol.


15-Oxosteviol, postulated to be the mutagenic metabolite of steviol, was observed to be non-mutagenic in preliminary experiments using a number of different systems. Repetition of the original experiment in Salmonella TM677 failed to show any significant induction of 8-azaguanine resistant mutants by 15-oxosteviol even when the number of bacteria tested was… (More)