Magnetite-based magnetoreception

@article{Kirschvink2001MagnetitebasedM,
  title={Magnetite-based magnetoreception},
  author={J. Kirschvink and M. Walker and C. Diebel},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={462-467}
}
Orientation, navigation, and homing are critical traits expressed by organisms ranging from bacteria through higher vertebrates. Sensory systems that aid such behavior have provided key selective advantages to these groups over the past 4 billion years, and are highly evolved; magnetoreception is no exception. Across many species and groups of organisms, compelling evidence exists that the physical basis of this response is tiny crystals of single-domain magnetite (Fe3O4). It is the opinion of… Expand
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