Forensic Mycology

Mycology is used in estimating times or death or events by using known growth rates of fungi, in providing trace evidence, and in locating corpses. Forensic mycology is the use of mycology in criminal investigations. It is the most important part of forensic which helps to understand the investigation through various ways. Mycology can contribute to a variety of forensic investigations, including the determination of postmortem intervals from mold growth on corpses, psychoactive substances and toxins, hazards from mold growth in buildings, and providing trace evidence linking people and objects with places. Studies are also starting to be undertaken to explore the use of molecular data on fungi in the characterization of soils. In addition, where there are health concerns, possibly associated with mold growth in buildings, guidance is presented with respect to the collection of samples, and some caveats are given which must be considered in interpretation of data. Attention is drawn to pertinent publications which either appeared, or came to the attention of the authors, since the review they prepared in 2010.

  • Postmortem interval
  • Psychotropic and toxic substances
  • Mold growth in buildings
  • Soil profiles
  • Trace evidence

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