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A Note on a Computerized System for Pattern Recognition Designed for Gas Chromatograms

  • B. A. Sommerville
  • M. A. Green
  • A. J. Bleasby
Part of the Chromatographic Society Symposium Series book series (CSSS)

Abstract

The aim of this research project was to identity a range of odorous volatiles in human sweat which are under genetic influence and might be used as a basis for recognizing an individual in a similar way to fingerprinting. Assuming that such a range of compounds should have a similar pattern in identical twins, we have analyzed sweat samples from ten pairs of twins. These have been run on a gas Chromatograph equipped with head space desorption facilities and an outlet splitter allowing successive peak fractions to be collected. The fractions have been presented to a trained dog for scent matching as described elsewhere [1].

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References

  1. 1.
    B. A. Sommerville, M. A. Green and D. J. Gee, Using chromatography and a dog to identify some of the compounds in human sweat which are under genetic influence, Proceedings of Chemical Signals in Vertebrates V, Oxford 1988, in press (1990).Google Scholar
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    R. J. Marshall, A. J. Bleasby, R. Turner and E. D. Cooper, A computer system for analysis of chromatographic data, Chemom. Intell Lab. Syst. 1:285–295 (1987).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. A. Sommerville
    • 1
  • M. A. Green
    • 1
  • A. J. Bleasby
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Forensic Medicine, Clinical Sciences BuildingSt James’s University HospitalLeedsUK
  2. 2.Department of BiophysicsUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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