An Insect's Extreme Makeover

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Science  10 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5703, pp. 1881
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5703.1881

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Scientists are piecing together a detailed picture of how the desert locust switches from its "solitary" to its "gregarious" phase in the hope that this understanding may eventually help prevent plagues.