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Magnetosome biogenesis in magnetotactic bacteria

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Uebe, René ; Schüler, Dirk:
Magnetosome biogenesis in magnetotactic bacteria.
In: Nature Reviews Microbiology. Vol. 14 (2016) Issue 10 . - pp. 621-637.
ISSN 1740-1534
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro.2016.99

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Magnetotactic bacteria derive their magnetic orientation from magnetosomes, which are unique organelles that contain nanometre-sized crystals of magnetic iron minerals. Although these organelles have evident potential for exciting biotechnological applications, a lack of genetically tractable magnetotactic bacteria had hampered the development of such tools; however, in the past decade, genetic studies using two model Magnetospirillum species have revealed much about the mechanisms of magnetosome biogenesis. In this Review, we highlight these new insights and place the molecular mechanisms of magnetosome biogenesis in the context of the complex cell biology of Magnetospirillum spp. Furthermore, we discuss the diverse properties of magnetosome biogenesis in other species of magnetotactic bacteria and consider the value of genetically 'magnetizing' non-magnetotactic bacteria. Finally, we discuss future prospects for this highly interdisciplinary and rapidly advancing field.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Bacterial genetics; Bacterial synthetic biology
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Microbiology > Chair Microbiology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dirk Schüler
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Microbiology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
500 Science > 570 Life sciences, biology
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 14:26
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 07:31
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/39389