Comment on "Protein sequences from mastodon and Tyrannosaurus rex revealed by mass spectrometry".

TitleComment on "Protein sequences from mastodon and Tyrannosaurus rex revealed by mass spectrometry".
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsPevzner PA, Kim S, Ng J
JournalScience
Volume321
Issue5892
Pagination1040; author reply 1040
Date Published2008 Aug 22
ISSN1095-9203
KeywordsAnimals, Chickens, Collagen, Databases, Protein, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Mass Spectrometry, Peptides, Reptilian Proteins, Sequence Analysis, Protein
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1126/science.1155006
PubMed URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18719266?dopt=Abstract
Alternate TitleScience
PubMed ID18719266