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Forensic botany : principles and applications to criminal casework

Author: Heather Miller Coyle
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bringing together the latest information on the use of plant evidence to reconstruct crimes, this book introduces the basic science underlying this emerging field of forensic botany. Contributors discuss the recognition of pertinent plant evidence at a crime scene, the appropriate collection and preservation of the material, and maintenance of a chain of custody. They also explain scientific testing methods, the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Miller Coyle
ISBN: 0849315298 9780849315299
OCLC Number: 55729795
Description: xviii, 318 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Bruce Budowle --
Introduction to forensic botany / Heather Miller Coyle --
Basic plant biology / Heather Miller Coyle --
Plant cell structure and function / Heather Miller Coyle --
Modes of plant reproduction / Heather Miller Coyle --
DNA structure and function --
Part 1. Fundamental genetics / Nicholas CS Yang --
Part 2. Molecular biology basics / Heather Miller Coyle --
Plant diversity / Heather Miller Coyle --
The use of biological and botanical evidence / Carll Ladd, Henry C. Lee --
An overview of historical developments in forensic DNA analysis / Gary Shutler --
DNA and the identification of plant species from stomach contents / Cheng-Lung Lee [and others] --
Plant identification by DNA --
Part 1. Identification of plant species from particulate material using molecular methods / Robert A. Bever --
Part 2. Species identification of marijuana by DNA analysis / Margaret Sanger --
Part 3. Case study : DNA profiling to link drug seizures in the United Kingdom / Adrian Linacre, Hsing-Mei Hsieh, James Chun-I Lee --
The green revolution : botanical contributions to forensics and drug enforcement --
Part 1. Classic forensic botany cases / Heather Miller Coyle, Carll Ladd, Timothy Palmbach, Henry C. Lee --
Part 2. Additional case studies / Elaine Pagliaro --
Tracking clonally propagated marijuana using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) analysis / Heather Miller Coyle [and others] --
Legal considerations for acceptance of new forensic methods in court / Timothy Palmbach, Gary Shutler --
Forensic palynology / Lynne A. Milne, Vaughn M. Bryant, Jr., Dallas C. Mildenhall --
Classical and future DNA typing technologies for plants / Eric J. Carita --
Appendix A. Considerations for the use of forensic botanical evidence : an overview --
Appendix B. Glossary of terms --
Appendix C. Directory of contacts --
Appendix D. Biographies.
Responsibility: edited by Heather Miller Coyle.
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