Problem/Background: Estimation of postmortem interval (PMI) is essential for supporting justice especially in legal cases. At early stage of death, the PMI can be evaluated using data from physical changes of the corpses. In case of the corpses that have died more than 48 hours, the physical change may be less accurate for prediction. The species identification of blowflies, early found on corpses, as well as the specific developmental stage are required for PMI estimation. However, it is not yet practical for morphological identification. To surpass these problems, DNAbased identification is preferentially applied.
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
Jantorn, R; Siriyasatien, P; Tawatsin, A; Thavara, U; and Preativatanyou, K.
"Identification of forensically important blowflies in Thailand based on the second internal transcribed spacer region of ribosomal DNA and the NADH dehydrogenase subunit 5 gene,"
Chulalongkorn Medical Journal: Vol. 56:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://digital.car.chula.ac.th/clmjournal/vol56/iss1/10