Identification and persistence of Pinus pollen DNA on cotton fabrics: A forensic application.

Abstract

Advances in plant genomics have had an impact on the field of forensic botany. However, the use of pollen DNA profiling in forensic investigations has yet to be applied. Five volunteers wore a jacket with Pinus echinata pollen-containing cotton swatches for a 14-day period. Pollen decay was evaluated at days 0, 3, 6, 9 and 14 by microscopy. Pollen grains… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.scijus.2015.11.005

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