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A DNA-based approach to the identification of insect species used for postmortem interval estimation.
Insect larvae found on a corpse can be used for estimating postmortem intervals. Here, we describe a molecular method for rapid identification of these insects. Specific insect DNA fragments wereExpand
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Insect succession and decomposition patterns on shaded and sunlit carrion in Saskatchewan in three different seasons.
A study was conducted on decomposition and insect succession in the Prairie Ecozone of Saskatchewan in the year 2000. Eighteen domestic pig carcasses (42-79 kg) were employed as human models forExpand
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Insect succession on buried carrion in two biogeoclimatic zones of British Columbia.
We established a database of insect succession on buried carrion in two biogeoclimatic zones of British Columbia over a 16-month period beginning June 1995. Pig (Sus scrofa L.) carcasses were buriedExpand
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Decomposition of carrion in the marine environment in British Columbia, Canada
Decomposition of carrion in the marine environment is not well understood. This research involved the decomposition of pig carcasses in Howe Sound in British Columbia. Freshly killed pigs wereExpand
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Comparison of Decomposition Rates and Faunal Colonization of Carrion in Indoor and Outdoor Environments
  • G. S. Anderson
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of forensic sciences
  • 1 January 2011
Abstract:  Decomposition and insect colonization of pig (Sus scrofa L.) carcasses were observed over a 42‐day period inside and outside a house in a suburban region of Edmonton, Alberta. ThreeExpand
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The use of Insects in Death Investigations: An Analysis of Cases in British Columbia over a Five Year Period
ABSTRACTForty-two forensic entomology cases, from human death investigations in British Columbia, (B.C.) were analyzed. The insects collected from the remains were identified based on species,Expand
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Time of submergence using aquatic invertebrate succession and decompositional changes.
Pig carcasses were placed in pond and stream habitats in the Malcolm Knapp Research Forest in Maple Ridge, B.C. for approximately one year, to examine the development, species, and sequence ofExpand
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Impact of Marine Submergence and Season on Faunal Colonization and Decomposition of Pig Carcasses in the Salish Sea
Pig carcasses, as human proxies, were placed on the seabed at a depth of 300 m, in the Strait of Georgia and observed continuously by a remotely operated camera and instruments. Two carcasses wereExpand
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