Magnetochrome: a c-type cytochrome domain specific to magnetotatic bacteria.

  title={Magnetochrome: a c-type cytochrome domain specific to magnetotatic bacteria.},
  author={Marina I. Siponen and G{\'e}raldine Adryanczyk and Nicolas Ginet and Pascal Arnoux and David Pignol},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={40 6},
Magnetotactic bacteria consist of a group of taxonomically, physiologically and morphologically diverse prokaryotes, with the singular ability to align with geomagnetic field lines, a phenomenon referred to as magnetotaxis. This magnetotactic property is due to the presence of iron-rich crystals embedded in lipidic vesicles forming an organelle called the magnetosome. Magnetosomes are composed of single-magnetic-domain nanocrystals of magnetite (Fe(3)O(4)) or greigite (Fe(3)S(4)) embedded in… CONTINUE READING