Microaerobic Conditions Are Required for Magnetite Formation Within AquaspiriRum magnetotacticum

@inproceedings{Blakemore2010MicroaerobicCA,
  title={Microaerobic Conditions Are Required for Magnetite Formation Within AquaspiriRum magnetotacticum},
  author={Richard P. Blakemore and K. A. Short and Dennis A. Bazylinski and Charles Rosenblatt and Richard B. Frankel},
  year={2010}
}
The amount of magnetite (Fe304) within mag­ netosomes of the microaerophilic bacterium AquQspirillum magnetotacticum varies with oxygen and nitrogen supply. The development of optical methods for directly measuring cell magnetism in culture samples has enabled us to quantitate bacterial Fe304 yields. We measured final cell yields. average cell magnetic moments, and magnetosome Yields of growing cells. Cultures were grown with N03-, NH4+, or both, in sealed, unshaken vials with initial headspace… CONTINUE READING