Diversity in the Living World
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy is a disease caused by prions in
Correct Answer: Option(d)
Solution: Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is also called as mad cow disease. The infected cow causes CJD in humans on consumption of the infected cow. Variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (vCJD) is caused in humans because of the infectious agents in the form of prions. Prions are protein particles which fold and unfold at different conditions. The disease causes the death of the nerve cells and degeneration of the brain by forming pores in the brain structure.
So, the correct answer is 'Cow'