Biblical plague explained? Israeli study suggests why locusts form massive swarms

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(Worthy News) – Researchers at Tel Aviv University recently decided to address an ancient mystery: Why do locusts form destructive swarms?

Specifically, researchers were interested in understanding what causes the usually harmless and solitary insects to radically change their behavior and form huge migrating swarms — a question that has baffled both scientists and farmers.

The Tel Aviv University study found that a locust’s bacterial composition in its gut, called a microbiome, goes through drastic changes when the host insect joins a larger group. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]

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