Computerized pattern recognition: a new technique for the analysis of chemical communication

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Science  12 Apr 1985:
Vol. 228, Issue 4696, pp. 175-177
DOI: 10.1126/science.3975636


Computerized pattern recognition techniques can be applied to the study of complex chemical communication systems. Analysis of high resolution gas chromatographic concentration patterns of the major volatile components of the scent marks of a South American primate, Saguinus fuscicollis, demonstrates that the concentration patterns can be used to predict the gender and subspecies of unknown donors.

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