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

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    Peter Campbell, CSIRO

    26 May 2010

    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.