DNA damaging effects of three sesquiterpene lactones in repair-deficient mutants of Bacillus subtilis. Academic Article uri icon


  • Three sesquiterpene lactones (hymenoxon, helenalin, and tenulin) were tested for genotoxicity using six strains of Bacillus subtilis. Hymenoxon was found to produce lethal DNA damage in strains rec A8 and mc-1 while helenalin was lethal in strains mc-1 and rec E4. Tenulin did not produce lethal DNA damage in any of the strains tested.

author list (cited authors)

  • Jones, D. H., Kim, H. L., & Donnelly, K. C.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Jones, DH||Kim, HL||Donnelly, KC

publication date

  • October 1981