Bock, Jane H. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
Norris, David O. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Plant systematics
- Applications of plant systematics
- Plant anatomy
- Plant anatomy applications
- Plant ecology applications
- Related Primary Literature
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The application of plant science for purposes of civil or criminal law. Forensic botany has opened aspects of the field of botany to novel avenues within criminal investigations. Today, several subdisciplines of plant science are being applied successfully in criminal investigations—for example, plant systematics including identification of plant species, plant anatomy, and plant ecology. Often, forensic applications come from combinations of these areas in a given case.
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