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The northern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L. Ericales, Ericaceae) is very rich in anthocyanins, natural pigments which have strong antioxidant properties and potential health benefits, resulting in the worldwide use the blueberry as a medicinal plant. We investigated the mutagenic potential of simple hydroalcoholic extracts of V. corymbosum acutely administrated by gavage to Swiss mice at doses of 1 g kg -1 , 1.5 g kg -1 and 2 g kg -1 . Peripheral blood cells were collected 4 h anddoi:10.1590/s1415-47572008000300025 fatcat:bjotqhuzmfcxpeynupjtpvrrwm