Flashcards in Forensic palynology (pollen) Deck (5):
What is the purpose of Forensic palynology?
Unique for each species, can be used to relate time, site, region allowing for comparison of pollen samples
What are the fundamentals of Forensic palynology?
Microscopic in size, pollen and spores produced in vast numbers, pollen and spores identified to plant taxon, highly resistant to decay
What are the achievements in Forensic Palynology?
Relate suspect to crime scene, relate item at scene to suspect, prove/disprove alibis, corroborate victims account, build profile-suspect and determine travel history
What microscopes are used in Foresnic Palynology?
Transmitted light microscopy (TLM) and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)