Study reveals mechanism behind reproductive synchrony in locusts


By Li Mi

BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have found that pheromones may play a role in reproductive synchrony among migratory locusts.

Reproductive synchrony occurs in many group-living animals. For migratory locusts, it is critical for maintaining locust swarms and the population density of the next generation. However, the underlying mechanism remains largely unexplored.

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