Magnetosome Crystals

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... Magnetosome chains are membranous prokaryotic organelles present in magnetotactic bacteria ... They contain 15 to 20 magnetite crystals that together act like a compass needle to orient magnetotactic bacteria in geomagnetic fields, thereby simplifying their search for their preferred ... Each magnetite crystal within a magnetosome is surrounded by a lipid bilayer, and specific soluble and transmembrane proteins are sorted to the membrane ...

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