Forensic mycology: the use of fungi in criminal investigations.

  title={Forensic mycology: the use of fungi in criminal investigations.},
  author={David L. Hawksworth and Patricia E. J. Wiltshire},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  volume={206 1-3},
This is the first overview to be published of the whole field of forensic mycology. It is based on all available information located in the literature, together with 13 examples from recent casework. Background information on fungi is given, and this is followed by an outline of the value, and potentially wide application, of mycology in criminal investigation. Applications include roles in: providing trace evidence; estimating time since death (post-mortem interval); ascertaining time of… CONTINUE READING

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