Magnetotactic bacteria (MTB) are single-celled organisms which contain organelles called “magnetosomes,” membrane-bound ferrous nanocrystals. These organelles allow for magnetotaxis, which is movement guided by magnetic fields. MTB are generally found in the top layers of sediment of aqueous environments, and magnetotaxis is thought to help guide these microbes to ideal oxygen concentrations in the water after they may have been displaced by turbulent waters. In this we study the effect of the strength of a magnetic field on magnetotaxis.
Pasco, Madeleine D., "Investigating the Response of Magnetotactic Bacteria to Varying Field Strength and Developing Autonomous Analysis of Spatial Dispersal" (2018). Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Research Publications. 25.