Study of insect succession and rate of decomposition on a partially burned pig carcass in an oil palm plantation in Malaysia.

@article{Heo2008StudyOI,
  title={Study of insect succession and rate of decomposition on a partially burned pig carcass in an oil palm plantation in Malaysia.},
  author={Chong Chin Heo and Abdullah Marwi Mohamad and Firdaus Mohd Salleh Ahmad and John Jeffery and Hiromu Kurahashi and Baharudin Omar},
  journal={Tropical biomedicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={202-8}
}
Insects found associated with corpse can be used as one of the indicators in estimating postmortem interval (PMI). The objective of this study was to compare the stages of decomposition and faunal succession between a partially burnt pig (Sus scrofa Linnaeus) and natural pig (as control). The burning simulated a real crime whereby the victim was burnt by murderer. Two young pigs weighed approximately 10 kg were used in this study. Both pigs died from pneumonia and immediately placed in an oil… CONTINUE READING

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