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Unformatted text preview: deceased 2. The process of death a. Somatic death a.i. Organism is irreversibly unconscious a.ii. All cellular activity does not stop at this point b. Cellular death b.i. Individual cells/organs cease functioning at carrying rates b.ii. Very important when discussing decay 3. A forensic entomologist: a. Identifies immature insects b. Determines the size and development of insects c. Calculates the growth of the insects and passage through stages of the life cycle in lab d. Compares the growth against weather conditions to estimate time of oviposition 4. Predict MPI a. PMI = post mortem interval b. Environmental factos b.i. Temperature, moisture, exposure b.i.1. Decomposition rate, insect colonization c. Presence of Rigor Mortis c.i. Stiffening of body muscles due to lactic acid...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ENY 1001 taught by Professor Barfield during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.
- Fall '11