Scanning Electron Microscope Studies of the Biodeterioration of Human Hair Buried in Soil and Immersed in Water

  • Timothy D. Kupferschmid
  • Ruth Van Dyke
  • Walter F. Rowe
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 4)


Forensic scientists are frequently called upon to examine minute bits of physical evidence that may be transferred between a criminal and the scene of his crime or the criminal and his victim. These minute bits of evidence are referred to as trace evidence. They are used to associate a suspect in a criminal case with a particular crime. Trace evidence includes glass particles, soil, paint chips and smears, textile fibers and hairs.


Hair Sample Human Hair Tinea Capitis Keratinophilic Fungus Acta Derm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy D. Kupferschmid
    • 1
  • Ruth Van Dyke
    • 1
  • Walter F. Rowe
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Forensic SciencesThe George Washington UniversityUSA

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