Intracellular biosynthesis of superparamagnetic 2-lines ferri-hydrite nanoparticles using Euglena gracilis microalgae

Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2012 May 1;93:20-3. doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfb.2011.10.014. Epub 2011 Nov 17.

Abstract

The intracellular biosynthesis of superparamagnetic (blocking temperature 5.6K) 2-lines ferrihydrite (Fh2L) nanoparticles was observed within living Euglena gracilis microalgae.

MeSH terms

  • Euglena gracilis / physiology*
  • Ferric Compounds / chemistry
  • Ferric Compounds / metabolism*
  • Magnetite Nanoparticles / chemistry*
  • Magnetite Nanoparticles / ultrastructure
  • Microalgae / physiology*
  • Microscopy, Electron, Transmission
  • Photosynthesis
  • Temperature

Substances

  • Ferric Compounds
  • Magnetite Nanoparticles
  • ferric oxyhydroxide