Bacterial physiology: Environment shapes magnetic personality

Jermy, Andrew
February 2012
Nature Reviews Microbiology;Feb2012, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p84
Academic Journal
The article discusses research being done on magnetic personality of bacteria. It references the study "A cultured greigite-producing magnetotactic bacterium in a novel group of sulfate-reducing bacteria," by C. T. Lefèvre in the 2011 issue of the journal "Science." It says that electron diffraction was used to observed rod-shaped bacterias that have one polar flagellum and found out that some cells have either magnetite or greigite or contains both element.


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