J Forensic Sci Toxicol | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Future of Forensic Microbiology

Kumari A and Singh A*

Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India

*Correspondance to: Aditi Singh 

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This review dives into the emerging field of forensic microbiology, highlighting its potential to revolutionize criminal investigations. The Human Postmortem Microbiome (HPMM) and its predictable postmortem succession, offering a novel approach to Postmortem Interval (PMI) estimation is explored. Bioindicators from specific pathogens can shed light on cause of death, while metagenomics and AI tools further refine microbial evidence analysis. However, ethical and legal challenges surrounding privacy and discrimination must be addressed before widespread adoption. By overcoming these hurdles, forensic microbiology promises to unlock invaluable hidden evidence, paving the way for a more just and accurate legal system.


Human postmortem microbiome; Microbial succession; Postmortem interval; Bioindicators; Metagenomics; Post-mortem bacterial translocation


Kumari A, Singh A. Future of Forensic Microbiology. J Forensic Sci Toxicol. 2024; 6(1): 1019..

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