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Applications of bacterial magnets.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1367094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Magnetic bacteria migrate along the lines of the earth's magnetic field, and synthesize intracellular particles of magnetite which are aligned in chains and enveloped by a membrane, thus forming biological magnets. Recent progress in techniques for isolating and culturing one strain offers hope for the large-scale production of bacterial magnets. Potential biotechnological and medical applications will exploit the ability to manipulate conjugates or cells incorporating the particles, whose usefulness depends on their small size and membrane coating.
T Matsunaga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in biotechnology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0167-7799     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-06-13     Completed Date:  1991-06-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8310903     Medline TA:  Trends Biotechnol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-5     Citation Subset:  B    
Department of Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / growth & development,  metabolism
Bacterial Physiological Phenomena*
Bacteriological Techniques
Enzymes, Immobilized
Ferrosoferric Oxide
Iron / metabolism
Oxides / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies; 0/Enzymes, Immobilized; 0/Oxides; 1317-61-9/Ferrosoferric Oxide; 7439-89-6/Iron

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