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gryphiswaldense), contain magnetosome
membrane (MM) proteins which play an important role in magnetite biomineralization.
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As shown in Figure 2, the XRD pattern of synthetic magnetic nanocrystal and magnetosome
matched well with the standard [Fe.sub.3][O.sub.4] reflections.
These bacteria form magnetite crystals as part of a magnetosome
Previous studies have shown that some magnetosome
chains would not be useful for navigation because their crystal sizes did not possess the right magnetic qualities.
Similarly, what a certain signal in the visual system of male hoverflies is supposed to represent is the nearness of fertile female hoverflies; what the signal in the snake's nervous system signifies, when triggered by the requisite combination of warmth and movement, is the presence of prey (perhaps specifically of a mouse); and what the magnetosome
represents (if anything)(11) is the direction of safe travel.
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A detailed look at its DNA revealed that BW-1 has two sets of magnetosome
genes, unlike other such bacteria, which produce only one mineral and have only one set of magnetosome