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Serotonin turns shy locusts into cereal killers

Smells, sights and tickles as locusts gather lead to a surge in the neurotransmitter

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3:34pm, January 29, 2009

Neighbors say he seemed like such a nice, quiet locust. But a surge of serotonin, researchers now say, sent this solitary type to join a crop-destroying plague.

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