Gregarious desert locusts have substantially larger brains with altered proportions compared with the solitarious phase

@article{Ott2010GregariousDL,
  title={Gregarious desert locusts have substantially larger brains with altered proportions compared with the solitarious phase},
  author={S. Ott and S. M. Rogers},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={277},
  pages={3087 - 3096}
}
  • S. Ott, S. M. Rogers
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
The behavioural demands of group living and foraging have been implicated in both evolutionary and plastic changes in brain size. Desert locusts show extreme phenotypic plasticity, allowing brain morphology to be related to very different lifestyles in one species. At low population densities, locusts occur in a solitarious phase that avoids other locusts and is cryptic in appearance and behaviour. Crowding triggers the transformation into the highly active gregarious phase, which aggregates… Expand
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