The biomineralization of magnetosomes in Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense

@article{Schler2002TheBO,
  title={The biomineralization of magnetosomes in Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense},
  author={Dirk Sch{\"u}ler},
  journal={International Microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={5},
  pages={209-214}
}
  • D. Schüler
  • Published 22 August 2002
  • Biology
  • International Microbiology
Abstract. Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) are major constituents of natural microbial communities in sediments and chemically stratified water columns. The ability of MTB to migrate along magnetic field lines is based on specific intracellular structures, the magnetosomes, which, in most MTB, are nanometer-sized, membrane-bound magnetic particles consisting of the iron mineral magnetite (Fe3O4). A broad diversity of morphological forms has been found in various MTB. The unique characteristics of… 
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