Habits of magnetosome crystals in coccoid magnetotactic bacteria

Ulysses Lins, Martha McCartney, Marcos Farina, Richard B. Frankel, P R Buseck

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High-resolution transmission electron microscopy and electron holography were used to study the habits of exceptionally large magnetite crystals in coccoid magnetotactic bacteria. In addition to the crystal habits, the crystallographic positioning of successive crystals in the magnetosome chain appears to be under strict biological control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4902-4905
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology


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