Two examples of biological magnetic fine particles are considered: iron-storage proteins and magnetotactic bacteria. These cover many aspects of this field, including the use of well-defined biological systems for testing theoretical models, using magnetic properties to distinguish between different biological materials, producing magnetic materials by biological processes, and using optimised biological magnetic systems as a guide to the production of synthetic magnetic materials.




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