Forensic Plant Science by Jane H Bock, David O. Norris

By Jane H Bock, David O. Norris

Forensic botany is the applying of plant technology to the solution of criminal questions. A plant’s anatomy and its ecological standards are now and again species particular and require taxonomic verification; right interpretation of botanical facts may give important information regarding against the law scene or a suspect or sufferer. using botanical proof in criminal investigations in North the United States is comparatively contemporary. the 1st botanical testimony to be heard in a North American court docket involved the abduction and homicide of Charles Lindbergh’s child boy and the conviction of Bruno Hauptmann in 1935. this present day, forensic botany encompasses various subdisciplines of plant technological know-how, similar to plant anatomy, taxonomy, ecology, palynology, and diatomology, and interfaces with different disciplines, e.g., molecular biology, limnology and oceanography.

Forensic Plant Science offers chapters on plant technological know-how proof, plant anatomy, plant taxonomic proof, plant ecology, case reports for all the above, in addition to the academic pathways for the way forward for forensic plant technological know-how.

  • Provides strategies, assortment tools, and research of digested plant fabrics
  • Shows the way to establish vegetation of use for crime scene and linked proof in legal circumstances
  • The book’s significant other site:, will host a microscopic atlas of universal nutrition vegetation.

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2012; Bock, 1973). The technical name of a plant consists of two parts, a genus (pl. genera) name and a specific epithet that together comprise the species name. For instance, the correct name of the common dandelion is Taraxacum officinale where Taraxacum is the genus and officinale, the species. Especially in depositions and even in courtroom testimony, one needs to communicate exactly what plant species are being discussed. Mammals and birds have officially sanctioned common names, but common names of plants without accompanying photos are not substitutes for their scientific names.

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