Further studies on “magnetosensitive bacteria”

  title={Further studies on “magnetosensitive bacteria”},
  author={Salvatore Bellini},
  journal={Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology},
  • S. Bellini
  • Published 27 March 2009
  • Physics
  • Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology
Various experimental techniques for study of magnetosensitive bacteria are described and the experimental results are presented and discussed. 
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