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MUTATION, French law. This term is synonymous with change, and is particularly applied to designate the change which takes place in the property of a thing in its transmission from one person to another; permutation therefore happens when, the owner of the thing sells, exchanges or gives it. It is nearly synonymous with transfer. (q.v.) Merl. Repert. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The basic assessment is a bacterial reverse mutation test, using a battery of different strains as well as metabolic activation.
Our results suggest that exposure to multispecies probiotics does not provoke reverse mutation, chromosomal aberrations, and micronucleated reticulocytes in bacteria, mammalian cells, and mouse peripheral blood, respectively.
Tests performed were acute oral toxicity, repeated dose 28-day oral toxicity, bacterial reverse mutation, in vitro chromosome aberration, micronucleus and dermal sensitization, as well as a 4-week immunotoxicity study.