Structure, morphology and crystal growth of bacterial magnetite

  title={Structure, morphology and crystal growth of bacterial magnetite},
  author={Stephen Mann and Richard B. Frankel and Richard P. Blakemore},
Recent high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) studies of the structure and morphology of bacterial magnetite (Fe3O4) crystals isolated from a magnetotactic coccus1 and from an unidentified bacterium extracted from sediment2 have shown the crystals to be well ordered single-domain particles with a morphology based on a hexagonal prism of {011} faces truncated by specific low index planes. We report here a HRTEM study of intact magnetite crystals (magnetosomes) in the… CONTINUE READING
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