Magnetotactic Bacterium, Desulfovibrio magneticus strain RS-1 (image) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Caption This is a transmission electron micrograph of magnetotactic bacterium, Desulfovibrio magneticus strain RS-1, showing a chain of bullet-shaped magnetosomes aligned along the Earth's magnetic field. Credit Image courtesy of Tadashi Matsunaga (Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology). Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.