Postprint version. Published in Biophysical Journal, Volume 50, Issue 2, August 1, 1986, pages 375-378. Copyright © 1986 The Biophysical Society. Published by Elsevier. The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3495(86)83471-3.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Richard B. Frankel was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Magnetotactic algae of the genus Anisonema (Euglenophyceae) have been isolated from a coastal mangrove swamp in northeastern Brazil. The magnetotactic response is based on a permanent magnetic dipole moment per cell ~7 10-10 emu. Each cell contains many magnetite (Fe3O4) particles organized in chains.