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Leptospira (shown in green) is a type (genus) of elongated, spiral-shaped bacteria. Infection can cause Weil’s disease, a kind of jaundice, in humans.
Photo: Tina Carvalho—University of Hawaii, Manoa (Funded by NIGMS)