Rapid discrimination of maggots utilising ATR-FTIR spectroscopy.

  title={Rapid discrimination of maggots utilising ATR-FTIR spectroscopy.},
  author={Claire L Pickering and James R. Hands and Leanne M Fullwood and Judith A Smith and Matthew J. Baker},
  journal={Forensic science international},
Entomological evidence is used in forensic investigations to indicate time since death. The species and age of maggots or flies that are present at the scene can be used when estimating how much time has passed since death. Current methods that are used to identify species and developmental stage of larvae and fly samples are highly subjective, costly and often time consuming processes and require the expertise of an entomologist or species identification via DNA analysis. The use of… CONTINUE READING
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