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The causative agent of mad-cow disease is a

  • bacterium

  • prion

  • worm

  • virus

Answer

B.

prion

"Prions" are the infective proteinaceous particles. This term was proposed by Prusiner. The prions cause some neurological diseases in animals (including humans) e.g. Mad cow disease in cattle and in humans it causes Kuru disease, Kreutzfeldt -Jacob disease etc.
"Prions" are the infective proteinaceous particles. This term was proposed by Prusiner. The prions cause some neurological diseases in animals (including humans) e.g. Mad cow disease in cattle and in humans it causes Kuru disease, Kreutzfeldt -Jacob disease etc.