Single Magnetic Domains in Magnetotactic Bacteria
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Magnetotactic bacteria construct an internal, permanent magnetic dipole based on single magnetic domain particles of magnetite or greigite. The organisms exert a high degree of control over the size and morphology of the particles. This may be relevant in distinguishing biogenic from nonbiogenic iron mineral particles.
Richard B. Frankel, Jin-Ping Zhang, and Dennis A. Bazylinski. "Single Magnetic Domains in Magnetotactic Bacteria" Journal of Geophysical Research 103.B12 (1998): 30601-30604.
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