Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dead body feeding larvae useful in forensic investigations

Non-biting blow fly Chrysomya megacephala is commonly found in dead bodies and is used in forensic investigations to determine the time of death, referred to as the post mortem interval. A report of synanthropic derived form of C. megacephala from Tamil Nadu is provided for the first time based on morphological features and molecular characterization through generation of DNA barcoding.



from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1t0VGRh

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