A morphological classification of bacteria containing bullet-shaped magnetic particles

Richard H. Thornhill, J. Grant Burgess, Toshifumi Sakaguchi, Tadashi Matsunaga

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Abstract

We have studied isolated magnetic bacteria using light and electron microscopy, and classified those which contain bullet-shaped magnetic particles into four distinct morphological types, designated BS-1 to BS-4. Two of the types, BS-1 and BS-2, are new, and have unusual arrangements of magnetic particles. The rod-shaped bacterium BS-1 has a dense network of several thousand magnetic particles, whereas BS-2, a coccus, contains magnetic particles arranged radially in bands.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-176
Number of pages8
JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
Volume115
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 15
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bullet-shaped magnetic particle
  • Magnetic bacteria
  • Morphological classification

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  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Thornhill, R. H., Grant Burgess, J., Sakaguchi, T., & Matsunaga, T. (1994). A morphological classification of bacteria containing bullet-shaped magnetic particles. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 115(2-3), 169-176.

A morphological classification of bacteria containing bullet-shaped magnetic particles. / Thornhill, Richard H.; Grant Burgess, J.; Sakaguchi, Toshifumi; Matsunaga, Tadashi.

In: FEMS Microbiology Letters, Vol. 115, No. 2-3, 15.01.1994, p. 169-176.

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Thornhill, RH, Grant Burgess, J, Sakaguchi, T & Matsunaga, T 1994, 'A morphological classification of bacteria containing bullet-shaped magnetic particles', FEMS Microbiology Letters, vol. 115, no. 2-3, pp. 169-176.
Thornhill RH, Grant Burgess J, Sakaguchi T, Matsunaga T. A morphological classification of bacteria containing bullet-shaped magnetic particles. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 1994 Jan 15;115(2-3):169-176.
Thornhill, Richard H. ; Grant Burgess, J. ; Sakaguchi, Toshifumi ; Matsunaga, Tadashi. / A morphological classification of bacteria containing bullet-shaped magnetic particles. In: FEMS Microbiology Letters. 1994 ; Vol. 115, No. 2-3. pp. 169-176.
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