Decay Microbes Help CSIs Figure Out Time of Death

microbes on corpses

In a recent study, scientists found that no matter where a body is buried, the same types of microbes from the soil break down the body, and in the same order (i.e. certain species start off in the decaying process, but then as the body decomposes further, other organic materials are exposed, which draws other organisms). This could be a huge finding in helping to figure out the time of death in forensic science.

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