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Colorized Transmission Electron Micrograph (TEM) of negatively-stained leprosy bacteria. Mycobacterium leprae exhibit characteristic ropelike structures (mycolic acids) which are responsible for acid-fast reaction, the most distinctive property of the genus. Magnification x21,000 at 70mm.
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