This Week in PLoS

Scientists have performed a comparative functional analysis of the C. elegans and D. melanogaster proteomes. Their work was published this week in PLoS Biology. Using shotgun proteomics, they identified more than half of all predicted C. elegans proteins. When comparing the proteome to the fruit fly's, they found that protein abundance is highly conserved between the two.

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