Reviews in Environmental Science and Bio/Technology

, Volume 9, Issue 2, pp 105–107

Are magnetite and ferritin involved in plant memory?

Mini Review

DOI: 10.1007/s11157-010-9203-x

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Størmer, F.C. & Wielgolaski, F.E. Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol (2010) 9: 105. doi:10.1007/s11157-010-9203-x


Various examples are given for plant memory. In plants magnetite is found in phytoferritin. This compound has the highest electrical conductivity of any cell material and it is synthezised de novo in cells. We suggest that plant memory is stored in magnetite in the core of phytoferritin.


FerritinHormonesMagnetitePlant memoryProvenancesSignal transmission

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Norwegian Institute of Public HealthOsloNorway
  2. 2.OsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway