Cellular Organization of AMB-1

This incredible electron cryotomography video highlights many of the intricate features that characterize the subcellular organization of magnetosomes in AMB-1.  As the video moves through a cell magnetosomes and the filaments surrounding them are highlighted.  We then see the organization of the chain within the cell.  In AMB-1 magnetosomes are clearly invaginations of the inner cell membrane providing a mechanism for integrating the magnetic organelle into the cell structure.  Detailed results relating to this video can be found in Komeili, Li, Newman and Jensen, Science 2006).  Video by: Dr. Zhuo Li and Professor Grant Jensen.



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