Discovery may help combat locust swarms

Researchers at Tel Aviv University and Haifa University have 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.  The discovery could help develop new ways to prevent plagues of locusts.

https://www.timesofisrael.com/biblical-plague-explained-israeli-study-suggests-why-locusts-form-massive-swarms/

https://sfamjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1462-2920.15883

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