An indigenous religious ritual selects for resistance to a toxicant in a livebearing fish.

@article{Tobler2011AnIR,
  title={An indigenous religious ritual selects for resistance to a toxicant in a livebearing fish.},
  author={Michael Tobler and Zachary W Culumber and Martin Plath and Kirk O. Winemiller and Gil G. Rosenthal},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={229-32}
}
Human-induced environmental change can affect the evolutionary trajectory of populations. In Mexico, indigenous Zoque people annually introduce barbasco, a fish toxicant, into the Cueva del Azufre to harvest fish during a religious ceremony. Here, we investigated tolerance to barbasco in fish from sites exposed and unexposed to the ritual. We found that barbasco tolerance increases with body size and differs between the sexes. Furthermore, fish from sites exposed to the ceremony had a… CONTINUE READING

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