Control of magnetotactic bacteria

Islam S.M. Khalil*, Sarthak Misra

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    Magnetotactic bacteria hold promise in targeted therapy and nano-medicine. Their size, motility, and magnetic properties would enable directional control towards diseased cells and deep seated regions within the human body. In this chapter, we review culturing methods of Magnetospirillum Magnetotacticum Strain MS-1 and M. magneticum Strain AMB-1 and characterize their magnetic properties. We also present the directional control of magnetotactic bacteria using external magnetic fields and discuss some of their potential applications in nano-medicine.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMicrobiorobotics
    Subtitle of host publicationBiologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems
    EditorsMinjun Kim, Anak Agung Julius, U Kei Cheang
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Print)978-0-323-42993-1
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2017


    • Characterization
    • Control
    • Magnetic
    • Magnetotactic bacteria


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