Determination of the time of death by fungal growth

  title={Determination of the time of death by fungal growth},
  author={Herman van de Voorde and P. J. Van Dijck},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Rechtsmedizin},
A woman was found in her bedroom, which had been kept at a constant temperature of 12°C, several weeks after she had been murdered. The establishment of the time of death was attempted by examination of fungal development on two parts of her body. Agar slopes were inoculated with the fungal growth present on an eyelid and on the inguinal skin. After 1 day at 20°C, the cultures were incubated at 11–12°C. The cultures were then observed daily until growth was comparable to that on the tissues… CONTINUE READING