Journal Published Online: 01 September 2004
Volume 49, Issue 5

Commentary on: Carter DO, Tibbett M. Taphonomic mycota: fungi with forensic potential. J Forensic Sci 2003;48(1):168–71.



Sir: In a recent article, Taphonomic Mycota: Fungi with Forensic Potential (1), David Carter and Mark Tibbett propose the use of various wild fungi for forensic purposes. As a mycologist, I found this paper very intriguing. However, I feel the authors have overstated the usefulness of many of the fungal species they list in the paper and accompanying data table. Furthermore, a number of errors were found within the data table. I offer this commentary to clarify these points.

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