Magnetotactic bacteria, in particular 2 morphological forms of magnetococci, are of common occurrence at the sediment/water interface of ponds, lakes and estuaries in the U.K. Photomicrography has demonstrated that the organisms have a highly ordered, helical flight path when exposed to the magnetic field of a bar magnet. In the earth's magnetic field, the helical characteristic of the flight path was evident, but the organisms failed to move in a straight path.
|Journal||FEMS Microbiology Letters|
|Publication status||Print publication - Dec 1986|
Sparks, N., Courtaux, L., Mann, S., & Board, R. G. (1986). Magnetotactic bacteria are widely distributed in sediments in the U.K. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 37(3), 305-308. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.1986.tb01813.x