Effect of morphine on the growth rate of Calliphora stygia (Fabricius) (Diptera: Calliphoridae) and possible implications for forensic entomology

Kelly A George, Melanie S Archer, Lauren M Green, Xavier Anthony Conlan, Tes Toop

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Abstract

Insect specimens collected from decomposing bodies enable forensic entomologists to estimate the minimum post-mortem intervbal (PMI). Drugs and toxins within a corpse may affect the development rate of insects that feed on them and it is vital to quantify these effects to accurately calculate minimum PMI.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21 - 25
Number of pages5
JournalForensic Science International
Volume193
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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