Microbiology

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18. Viruses, Viroids, & Prions

Prions

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Prions

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Prion Development in Neurons Leads to Scrapie

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What are prions?

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Which of the following is true of prions?

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Viroids and prions are both infectious agents. All of the following are major differences between viroids and prions except which of these answers?

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Mad cow disease is a prion disease found in cattle. Why are prion diseases in meat a big concern?