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August 14th, 2009

Biotech Research Turns Attention to Magnetic Microbe Genome

Abstract:
While it is quite well known that the smallest organisms to use a biological compass are magnetotactic bacteria, it is unclear as to exactly how these bacteria create their cellular magnets.

In a study published online in Genome Research (www.genome.org), scientists have used genome sequencing to unlock new secrets about these magnetic microbes that could accelerate biotechnology and nanotechnology research.

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