Comment on "Protein sequences from mastodon and Tyrannosaurus rex revealed by mass spectrometry".
|Title||Comment on "Protein sequences from mastodon and Tyrannosaurus rex revealed by mass spectrometry".|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Pevzner PA, Kim S, Ng J|
|Pagination||1040; author reply 1040|
|Date Published||2008 Aug 22|
|Keywords||Animals, Chickens, Collagen, Databases, Protein, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Mass Spectrometry, Peptides, Reptilian Proteins, Sequence Analysis, Protein|
Asara et al. (Reports, 13 April 2007, p. 280) reported sequencing of Tyrannosaurus rex proteins and used them to establish the evolutionary relationships between birds and dinosaurs. We argue that the reported T. rex peptides may represent statistical artifacts and call for complete data release to enable experimental and computational verification of their findings.