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Discrimination of different species from the genus Drosophila by intact protein profiling using matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry

Ralph Feltens*, Renate Görner, Stefan Kalkhof, Helke Gröger-Arndt and Martin von Bergen

BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:95  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-10-95

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Peter Campbell   (2010-05-26 12:55)  CSIRO

Nice paper. It is a proof of concept experiment using Drosophila sibling species to show that MALDI-MS can be used to distinguish small animals, not just the bacteria for which the method was developed originally. The authors were unaware of any similar prior work. In fact I published a similar though less detailed proof of concept experiment with Drosophila in 2005. Another paper using aphids appeared at almost exactly the same time.

Systematic Entomology (2005) 30, 186-190.
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (2005) 117, 243-247.

Just for the record ;)

Competing interests

None. I'm not working on this any more.

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