A Review and Conceptual Model of Factors Correlated with Postmortem Root Band Formation

Citation:

Joseph Donfack and Hilda S Castillo. 2018. “A Review and Conceptual Model of Factors Correlated with Postmortem Root Band Formation.” Journal of Forensic Sciences, 63, 6, Pp. 1628-1633 .

Abstract:

It is generally accepted within the forensic trace evidence community that a postmortem root band (PMRB) can appear in the root of hairs attached to remains during decomposition. Presently, the specific sequences of events and/or exact molecular signals that lead to the formation of a PMRB are not well understood. The published literature addressing the abiotic and biotic factors that correlate with the formation of PMRBs is reviewed and a conceptual model for the formation of PMRBs is proposed.
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