Soils of contrasting pH affect the decomposition of buried mammalian (Ovis aries) skeletal muscle tissue.

@article{Haslam2009SoilsOC,
  title={Soils of contrasting pH affect the decomposition of buried mammalian (Ovis aries) skeletal muscle tissue.},
  author={Tamsin C F Haslam and Mark Tibbett},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={900-4}
}
Little is known about the effect of edaphic conditions on the decomposition of buried mammalian tissues. To address this, we set up a replicated incubation study with three fresh soils of contrasting pH: a Podsol (acidic), a Cambisol (neutral), and a Rendzina (alkaline), in which skeletal muscle tissue (SMT) of known mass was allowed to decompose. Our… CONTINUE READING