Chapter 10. Magnetosomes: Nanoscale Magnetic Iron Minerals in Bacteria

  1. Prof. Dr. Christof M. Niemeyer2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Chad A. Mirkin3
  1. Richard B. Frankel and
  2. Dennis A. Bazylinski

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602453.ch10

Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives

Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives

How to Cite

Frankel, R. B. and Bazylinski, D. A. (2004) Magnetosomes: Nanoscale Magnetic Iron Minerals in Bacteria, in Nanobiotechnology: Concepts, Applications and Perspectives (eds C. M. Niemeyer and C. A. Mirkin), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602453.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Universität Dortmund, Fachbereich Chemie, Biologisch-Chemische Mikrostrukturtechnik, Otto-Hahn-Str. 6, 44227 Dortmund, Germany

  2. 3

    Department of Chemistry & Institute for Nanotechnology, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-3113, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Physics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306589

Online ISBN: 9783527602452

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Keywords:

  • protein-based nanostructures;
  • magnetosomes;
  • magnetotactic bacteria;
  • magnetotaxis;
  • magneto-aerotaxis;
  • applications of magnetosomes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

    • Magnetotactic Bacteria

    • Magnetosomes

    • Cellular Magnetic Dipole and Magnetotaxis

    • Magneto-Aerotaxis

    • Magnetite Crystals in Magnetosomes

    • Greigite Crystals in Magnetosomes

    • Biochemistry and Gene Expression in Magnetosome Formation

    • Applications of Magnetosomes

  • Research Methods

  • Conclusion and Future Research Directions