Origin of bovine spongiform encephalopathy – Authors' reply

  title={Origin of bovine spongiform encephalopathy – Authors' reply},
  author={A. Colchester and N. Colchester},
  journal={The Lancet},
by the BSE agent or whether it is due to a small ruminant TSE agent such as the one that could have been at the origin of BSE is unknown. Crucial experiments regarding a potential scrapie origin of BSE are thus lacking and could be focused on some particular isolates which might be better candidates, considering their close similarities with BSE. Colchester and Colchester also comment on the finding of a few atypical cases of TSE in cattle, which revealed some differences with the typical… Expand
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