# wombat urls ß PLOS ONE: Identification of a Heritable Polymorphism in Bovine PRNP Associated with Genetic Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy: Evidence of Heritable BSE
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Identification of a Heritable Polymorphism in Bovine PRNP Associated with Genetic Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy: Evidence of Heritable BSE

  • Eric M. Nicholson equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Eric M. Nicholson, Brian W. Brunelle

    Eric.Nicholson@ars.usda.gov

    Affiliation: Virus and Prion Diseases of Livestock Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Brian W. Brunelle equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Eric M. Nicholson, Brian W. Brunelle

    Affiliation: Pre-Harvest Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Juergen A. Richt,

    Affiliation: Virus and Prion Diseases of Livestock Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Marcus E. Kehrli Jr,

    Affiliation: Virus and Prion Diseases of Livestock Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Justin J. Greenlee

    Affiliation: Virus and Prion Diseases of Livestock Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Published: August 13, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002912

About the Authors

Eric M. Nicholson, Juergen A. Richt, Marcus E. Kehrli Jr, Justin J. Greenlee
Virus and Prion Diseases of Livestock Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Brian W. Brunelle
Pre-Harvest Food Safety and Enteric Diseases Research Unit, National Animal Disease Center, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Eric.Nicholson@ars.usda.gov

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EMN BWB JJG. Performed the experiments: EMN BWB. Analyzed the data: EMN BWB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JR MEK. Wrote the paper: EMN.