Volume 40, Issue 3 (May 1995)

    Forensic Implications of Biochemical Differences Among Geographic Populations of the Black Blow Fly, Phormia regina (Meigen)

    (Received 29 July 1994; accepted 12 September 1994)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Cuticular hydrocarbons were extracted from individual adult blow flies from three geographic populations of PHormia regina from areas near Tucannon River and Lyle Grove, Washington, and from Rensselaer, Indiana. The individual extracts were subjected to gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), and 22 hydrocarbons were identified. Discriminant analysis of the cuticular hydrocarbon profiles separated the flies according both to location and gender. These results have potential forensic applications in the determination of corpse relocation and in the study of the population ecology of species and populations.


    Author Information:

    Byrne, AL
    Honors Research Student, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

    Catts, EP
    Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

    Espelie, KE
    Honors Research Student, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

    Camann, MA
    Honors Research Student, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

    Cyr, TL
    Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


    Stock #: JFS13789J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13789J

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    Title Forensic Implications of Biochemical Differences Among Geographic Populations of the Black Blow Fly, Phormia regina (Meigen)
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