August 2, 2009 | David F. Coppedge

Dino Protein Confirmed

An independent study of bone marrow contents from a T. rex that was reported in 2007 to contain fragments of protein has confirmed the claim, reported Science Daily.  Seven peptides from collagen, and apparently traces from hemoglobin, were detected.  The findings are scheduled to be published in the Sept. 4 issue of Journal of Proteome Research.  For a previous report on dinosaur protein see the 04/30/2009 entry.

As the evidence for original protein in these dinosaur bones grows, the discussion of how it could last for 65 million years goes strangely quiet.

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Categories: Dinosaurs, Fossils

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