Magnetotactic Bacteria on Mars

Chuck Lunney clunney at
Wed Aug 7 08:35:52 EST 1996

I was just watching CNN at lunch and I saw the report on the discovery 
of possible life on Mars.  In one part of their evidence, the 
researchers found what appear to be magnetosomes (tiny biomagnets) in 
the meteorite they were studying.  Does anyone have any more 
information on this particular part (extraterrestrial magnetosomes)?  
I would be interested because I am a grad student at Iowa State 
University working with magnetotactic bacteria, and magnetosomes in 

Thanks --

Chuck Lunney.

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