This news item originally appeared on the website of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and was written by Alayna DeMartini.
Under the microscope, the bacteria are oblong with built-in magnets that appear as dark blocks that line up like a spine.
Magnets in bacteria?
Undergraduate researcher, Ashlee Balcerzak changed her major. A class at Stone Lab helped her realized the importance of water quality and ecosystem issues we face. As a result of that class she changed her major to Environmental Science specializing in water science with Dr. Steven Lower. She presented Use of Magnetic Bacteria to Remove Phosphorus from Eutropic Waters at the 2017 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. This video tells more about her research and the passion she has in helping others through her science.