Occurrence of Poecilochirus austroasiaticus (Acari: Parasitidae) in forensic autopsies and its application on postmortem interval estimation

@article{Medina2012OccurrenceOP,
  title={Occurrence of Poecilochirus austroasiaticus (Acari: Parasitidae) in forensic autopsies and its application on postmortem interval estimation},
  author={Alejandro Gonz{\'a}lez Medina and Lucas Gonz{\'a}lez Herrera and M. Perotti and Gilberto Jim{\'e}nez R{\'i}os},
  journal={Experimental and Applied Acarology},
  year={2012},
  volume={59},
  pages={297-305}
}
  • Alejandro González Medina, Lucas González Herrera, +1 author Gilberto Jiménez Ríos
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Experimental and Applied Acarology
  • Despite the fact that mites were used at the dawn of forensic entomology to elucidate the postmortem interval, their use in current cases remains quite low for procedural reasons such as inadequate taxonomic knowledge. A special interest is focused on the phoretic stages of some mite species, because the phoront-host specificity allows us to deduce in many occasions the presence of the carrier (usually Diptera or Coleoptera) although it has not been seen in the sampling performed in situ or in… CONTINUE READING
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