Problems of Forensic Sciences

Deciphering the microbial signature of death: advances in post-mortem microbial analysis

Data publikacji: 11.01.2024

Problems of Forensic Sciences (Z Zagadnień Nauk Sądowych), 2023, 134, s. 95 - 115



Chitra Jangid
Lovely Professional University
Jallandhar, India, Indie
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Jyoti Dalal
Lovely Professional University
Jallandhar, India, Indie
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Kiran Kumari
Lovely Professional University
Jallandhar, India, Indie
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Cadaver decomposition is a natural phenomenon intimately affected by numerous organisms such as insects, fungi, animals, and bacteria where they use the decaying body as their nutrition source. These organisms can be utilized in forensic science to estimate the post-mortem interval (PMI). The post-mortem interval refers to the time that has passed since the death of a person until the body was found. Forensic entomology is one of the popular approaches where successive colonization of insects on cadaver is studied to estimate PMI. However, sometime this method does not provide consistent results due to lack of insect activities during cold environment conditions or when crime scene is indoor. Therefore, a new approach is needed to aid forensic scientists to estimate PMI. Recently, researchers have noted that microbial communities have shown a predictable and clockwise successional pattern on decomposing cadavers and suggested this could be utilized to estimate PMI when this approach is etched with other established methods. The purpose of this review is to summarize some of the studies that have been conducted on the utility of microbial communities in estimating PMI and discuss the role of microbial communities in cadaver decomposition. 


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Deciphering the microbial signature of death: advances in post-mortem microbial analysis


Lovely Professional University
Jallandhar, India, Indie

Lovely Professional University
Jallandhar, India, Indie

Lovely Professional University
Jallandhar, India, Indie

Publikacja: 11.01.2024

Otrzymano: 21.06.2023

Zaakceptowano: 02.10.2023

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Jangid C, Dalal J, Kumari K.

Deciphering the microbial signature of death: advances in post-mortem microbial analysis

. Problems of Forensic Sciences (Z Zagadnień Nauk Sądowych). 2024;2023 (134): 95-115