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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: December 2019

3 - Proteomics

from Part II - Biomolecular Archaeology

Summary

All the inheritable material possessed by an organism, the genome, is stored as DNA, the study of which has made an enormous impact upon archaeological science. The proteome is the suite of proteins produced by the genome at any one time. The field of proteomics is the study of this proteome, and uses mass spectrometry to identify proteins by their amino acid sequence.