Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Molecular Mechanisms of Organelle Formation in Bacteria"

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

In the Komeili Lab, we have developed the tools to understand the molecular basis of magnetosome formation and magnetite biomineralization in Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1. These advances have helped us to uncover the potential function of a large number of "magnetosome genes." The current efforts in the lab are centered around defining the specific functions of these factors and leveraging this information to develop magnetosome-based applications. In addition, we are interested in understanding the broad diversity of magnetosome formation through the study of various species of magnetotactic bacteria.