Biosynthesis of the magnetic sensor in magnetic bacteria: New insights through expression of foreign proteins

A German-French research team led by Bayreuth microbiologist Dirk Schüler presents ground-breaking new findings on the functionality of proteins in magnetic bacteria in the journal „mBio“. The research is based on previous results published recently in the same journal. In this study, the Bayreuth scientists used bacteria of the species Magnetospirillum gryphiswaldense to decipher the function of genes that are presumably involved in the biosynthesis of magnetosomes in other magnetic bacteria that are difficult to access.

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