Contact: Peggy Calicchia
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).
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