The toxin implicated in lathyrism is:
a. Lathyrism is a paralyzing disease of humans and animals. In human beings, it is known as neurolathyrism because it affects the nervous system.
b. Neurolathyrism is a crippling disease characterized by gradually developing spastic paralysis of lower limbs, occurring mostly in adults consuming pulse, Lathyrus sativus in large quantities over a period of time for 2 months or more.
c. Lathyrus sativus is commonly known as 'khesari dal'. The toxin present in Lathyrus seeds has been identified as 'beta-oxalyl-amino-alanine' (BOAA).