Volume 27, Issue 2 (April 1982)

    Fingerprint Comparison. I: Similarity of Fingerprints

    (Received 28 May 1981; accepted 22 September 1981)

    Published Online: April

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Fingerprints from 61 pairs of male monozygotic twins (MZ), 47 pairs of female MZ, 40 pairs of same-sex male dizygotic twins (DZ), 44 pairs of same-sex female DZ, 4 pairs of opposite-sex DZ, and 28 brothers and 31 sisters of those twins are used for the study of fingerprint similarities. Similarities of fingerprint pattern, ridge count, and minutiae are evaluated for two population groups genetically related to each other in different degrees. It is concluded that fingerprint similarities, including pattern, ridge count, and possibly minutiae, between MZ individuals are significantly higher than those between other population groups, including DZ twins.


    Author Information:

    Lin, CHL
    Graduate student, assistant professor, professor, and professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL

    Nicol, JD
    Graduate student, assistant professor, professor, and professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL

    Liu, JH
    Graduate student, assistant professor, professor, and professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL

    Osterburg, JW
    Graduate student, assistant professor, professor, and professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL


    Stock #: JFS11484J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11484J

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    Title Fingerprint Comparison. I: Similarity of Fingerprints
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30