The paper, Novor: Real-Time Peptide de Novo Sequencing Software, is published. It is open access and can be downloaded here.
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Compared with the state-of-the-art, Novor significantly improved the de novo sequencing accuracy and is more than an order of magnitude faster. At a speed of 300 spectra per second on a laptop computer, Novor exceeds any mass spectrometer’s throughput.
De novo sequencing now only requires a fraction of database search time and, therefore, becomes very inexpensive to be incorporated in any proteomics workflow.