Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: April 15, 2010
Publication Date: August 20, 2011
Citation: Lippolis, J.D., Reinhardt, T.A. 2011. Methods and approaches to mass spectroscopy based protein identification. In: Whitfield, P.D. Eckersall, D., editors. Methods in animal proteomics. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 77-102. Technical Abstract: This book chapter is a review of current mass spectrometers and the role in the field of proteomics. Various instruments are discussed and their strengths and weaknesses are highlighted. In addition, the methods of protein identification using a mass spectrometer are explained as well as data validation.