Estimation of Postmortem Interval Using Arthropod Development and Successional Patterns.

@article{Goff1993EstimationOP,
  title={Estimation of Postmortem Interval Using Arthropod Development and Successional Patterns.},
  author={M. Lee Goff},
  journal={Forensic science review},
  year={1993},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={81-94}
}
Insects are frequently the first organisms to arrive at a dead body. By their activities they begin a biological clock that will allow for an estimation of the postmortem interval (PMI). In this publication, the two general approaches to estimation of the PMI using entomological data are reviewed: (a) use of individual species developmental patterns; and (b) use of arthropod succession data. Recent advances in studies of the biologies of various Diptera (flies) have allowed for more accurate… CONTINUE READING

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