Peptide Mass Fingerprinting for Mammal Identification

The Peabody Museum of Harvard University  announced a test of a recently developed technique that can identify the animals to family or species from  extremely small amounts of animal tissue (bone, skin, and other material containing collagen).

Peptide Mass Fingerprinting correctly identified 89 percent of the samples to at least the family level. For more information, see the Peabody Museum announcement.