Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research

Entomology, Ornithology & Herpetology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-0983


Tatiana Bihun

Tatiana Bihun
Saba University School of Medicine,
San Diego, 892 Stanley St, West Islip, NY 11795

  • Review Article
    Family Calliphoridae: An Integral Part of Postmortem Interval Estimation
    Author(s): Tatiana Bihun and Achut MalurTatiana Bihun and Achut Malur

    Background: The arrival and activity of family Calliphoridae on a deceased corpse indoors can aid in the quantitative measure of the Postmortem Interval. Family Calliphoridae is a group of necrophagous insects that have a proclivity for decomposing corpses and are found worldwide. Their prevalence and activity on a deceased corpse indoors makes it an integral component of estimating the postmortem interval. Methods: A literary review was performed to support the hypothesis. Case control and retrospective studies were used. Study populations were not restricted to age, sex, or geographical locations. Human studies as well as animal models, due to ethical restrictions, were examined. Results: Results showed that by paralleling known developmental timelines to Calliphoridae collected from a corpse, investigating pre-a.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2161-0983.1000192

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