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Author Lin, Wei

Title Diversity, biomineralization and rock magnetism of magnetotactic bacteria / Wei Lin
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Springer theses, 2190-5053
Springer theses.
Contents Introduction -- Enrichment, Purification and Characterization of Environmental Magnetotactic Bacteria -- Diversity of Magnetotactic Bacteria and Its Environmental Implications -- Metagenomic Analysis of Uncultivated Magnetotactic Bacteria Within the Phylum Nitrospirae -- Magnetic Properties of Uncultivated Magnetotactic Bacteria -- Concluding Remarks
Summary Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) synthesize intracellular nano-sized minerals of magnetite and/or greigite magnetosomes for magnetic orientation. They play important roles in global iron cycling and sedimentary magnetism, and have a broad range of potential applications in both biotechnological and biomedical fields. However, because the majority of MTB in nature remain unculturable, our understanding of these specific bacteria remains fairly limited. This thesis describes the development of a novel approach for effectively collecting, purifying and characterizing uncultivated magnetotactic bacteria. The diversity, genomic information and rock magnetic properties of various uncultivated MTB are investigated and characterized using a combination of biological and geophysical methods. The results will lead to a better understanding of the biogeography and biomineralization mechanisms of MTB in nature, and improve our knowledge of the contributions of MTB to biogeochemical cycles of elements and sedimentary magnetism. Dr. Wei Lin works at the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Analysis Geography
Life sciences
Physical geography
Earth Sciences
Notes Ph. D. Chinese Academy of Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Magnetotactic bacteria.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Sciences de la terre.
Magnetotactic bacteria
Genre/Form dissertations.
Academic theses
Academic theses.
Thèses et écrits académiques.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783642382628