Science has published two papers on Tyrannosaurus rex proteins (are we in the golden age of dino molecular biology?). In one paper, the authors report that they extracted proteins from T. rex soft tissue that was preserved for millions of years. In the other paper, some of the same researchers write about how they used mass spectrometry to determine the sequences of proteins obtained from a 68 million year old T. rex fossil and a mastodon that died hundreds of thousands of years ago. But the title of the paper is:
Protein Sequences from Mastodon and Tyrannosaurus Rex Revealed by Mass Spectrometry
I have preserved the capitalization and formatting as it’s presented in Science. Notice the mistake? They’ve capitalized the species name! I give my students crap about properly formatting species names, and it’s remarkable that something like this made it all the way into print. They get the formatting correct in the text, but it appears that someone got a little bit overzealous with the “Shift” key when they were entering the article title. This amuses me.