Moore, H and Shemilt, S (2019) Cuticular Hydrocarbon Analysis in Forensic Entomology: A Review. Archaeological and Environmental Forensic Science, 1 (2). 127 - 138. ISSN 2052-3378

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Blowflies are the first inhabitants of decomposing remains and are therefore of forensic relevance for post mortem interval estimations. Forensic entomology is becoming widely accepted as a branch of forensic science and is being utilised more within forensic casework. This wider use has driven an increase in research being carried out within the field, in particular, in less “classical” techniques such as DNA and chemical analysis in the form of cuticular hydrocarbon analysis. This short review will examine the research currently being studied in the area of cuticular hydrocarbon analysis of forensically important Diptera for species identification and ageing.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final accepted version can be found at;
Uncontrolled Keywords: hydrocarbon, forensic entomology
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2020 10:38
Last Modified: 16 May 2021 01:30

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