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Biology

Diversity in the Living World

Biological Classification

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CJD caused by

  1. Viroid
  2. Mycoplasma
  3. Virus
  4. Prion
Correct Answer: Option(d)
Solution: Bovine spongiform encephalopathy is known as mad cow disease. The variant of this disease in humans is known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). This disease results in the degeneration of the central nervous system. The disease is caused by a prion. The prions are infectious particles made up of protein. The infection is similar to the viral infection.
Thus, the correct answer is option D. 
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