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olympic village effect

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  • "'The gene mutation that drives certain toads to venture from their local area has been caused by constant selective breeding between the speediest of each generation. Within the first generation, the quickest toads - the athletes - were on the western front and they bred with each other... we call this the Olympic Village effect,' he (Rick Shine) said. 'Then their offspring dispersed and again the fastest kids bred... they constantly selected the fasting (sic) moving individuals.'"

    - Shannon Molloy, ''Olympic Village' sex turns toads into athletes', theage.com.au, 3 Dec 2008.

    December 3, 2008