Biological organisms as volatile compound detectors: a review.

  title={Biological organisms as volatile compound detectors: a review.},
  author={Olivia Leitch and Alisha R. Anderson and K P Kirkbride and Chris Lennard},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={232 1-3},
The detection and identification of volatile compounds is essential to the successful undertaking of numerous forensic analyses. Biological olfactory systems possess the extraordinary ability to not only detect many thousands of distinct volatile compounds (odors) but also to discriminate between them. Whole-organism biological sensors, such as detection canines, have been employed in forensic science as volatile compound detectors for many years. A variety of insects including bees, wasps, and… CONTINUE READING
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