Investigation of genotoxic and antigenotoxic activities of Melampodium divaricatum in Salmonella typhimurium.

Abstract

Melampodium divaricatum is a member of the Asteraceae and in Brazil is known as false-calendula, its flowers being used in anti-inflammatory preparations, substituting the true calendula or marigold (Calendula officinalis L.). The flower extract was investigated for mutagenic and antimutagenic effect in the Salmonella/microsome assay. The tested extract was… (More)

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