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Tainted plants could provide CWD-deer link September 28, 2013 Wisconsin

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Tainted plants could provide CWD-deer link September 28, 2013 Wisconsin, Chippewa Herald
... Prions — the infectious, deformed proteins that cause chronic wasting disease in deer — can be taken up by plants such as alfalfa, corn and tomatoes, according to new research from the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison.  The research further demonstrated that stems and leaves from tainted plants were infectious when injected into laboratory mice... CWD is one of a class of neurological, prion-caused diseases known as transmissible spongiform encephalopathies ... 



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