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Magnetite in Freshwater Magnetotactic Bacteria

Science  30 Mar 1979:
Vol. 203, Issue 4387, pp. 1355-1356
DOI: 10.1126/science.203.4387.1355

Abstract

A previously undescribed magnetotactic spirillum isolated from a freshwater swamp was mass cultured in the magnetic as well as the nonmagnetic state in chemically defined culture media. Results of Mossbauer spectroscopic analysis applied to whole cells identifies magnetite as a constituent of these magnetic bacteria.

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