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*Image Caption: Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of bone-marrow derived macrophages infected with a mutant strain of Listeria monocytogenes. The micrograph shows a bacterium entrapped in a vacuole with multiple layers of membranes resembling multilamellar bodies. TEM experiments were performed at the Electron Microscope Lab (UC Berkeley) in collaboration with Kent McDonald. Image courtesy of Dan Portnoy and Gabriel Mitchell.