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Unique identifier OMICS_30350
Name Cervus
Software type Application/Script
Interface Graphical user interface
Restrictions to use Academic or non-commercial use
Operating system Windows
Computer skills Medium
Version 3.0.7
Stability Stable
Registration required Yes
Maintained Yes


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  • person_outline Steven Kalinowski
  • person_outline Cervus Team

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Development of novel EST SSR markers for ploidy identification based on de novo transcriptome assembly for Misgurnus anguillicaudatus

PLoS One
PMCID: 5896994
PMID: 29649332
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0195829

[…] and visualized by silver staining.The number of alleles (Na), observed heterozygosity (Ho), expected heterozygosity (He), and the frequency of null alleles (Fnull) at each locus were calculated using Cervus 3.0 []. The polymorphism information content (PIC) was calculated using the Excel Microsatellite Toolkit v3.1 [], and Deviation of Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium (PHW) was evaluated with the GENEPO […]


Chloroplast genome analyses and genomic resource development for epilithic sister genera Oresitrophe and Mukdenia (Saxifragaceae), using genome skimming data

BMC Genomics
PMCID: 5885378
PMID: 29618324
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-018-4633-x

[…] Genetics, LLC, State College, PA, USA). Genetic diversity parameters, including the number of alleles, observed and expected heterozygosity, and polymorphism information content, were estimated using CERVUS v3.0 []. Deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were tested through GENEPOP v4.2 []. SSR genotypes’ assignment to different clusters was tested with STRUCTURE v2.3.3 [], using 10 replicates […]


Upwelling and eddies affect connectivity among local populations of the goldeye rockfish, Sebastes thompsoni (Pisces, Scorpaenoidei)

Ecol Evol
PMCID: 5938445
PMID: 29760881
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3993

[…] ches, and 10,000 iterations). Observed (H O) and expected (H E) heterozygosities were estimated using Arlequin (Excoffier et al., ). Polymorphic information content (PIC) was calculated using Cervus 3.0.6 (Kalinowski, Taper, & Marshall, ). Pairwise F ST values between sampling locations within species or between S. thompsoni and S. joyneri were estimated with 10,000 permutations using Arle […]


Migratory culture, population structure and stock identity in North Pacific beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas)

PLoS One
PMCID: 5863979
PMID: 29566001
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194201
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[…] ] and nucleotide (π) [] diversity using Arlequin 3.5 software []. Estimation of genetic diversity (He, Ho and number of alleles) and probabilities of identity (I) for nuclear loci was performed using Cervus 3.0 []. Tests for Hardy-Weinberg (H-W) and linkage equilibria were performed in Genepop 4.1 [] with P-values estimated from 500,000 iterations of the data using the Mark chain method of Guo and […]


High polymorphism in MHC DRB genes in golden snub nosed monkeys reveals balancing selection in small, isolated populations

BMC Evol Biol
PMCID: 5851093
PMID: 29534675
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-018-1148-7

[…] th calculated using fstat V2.9.3 []. Expected heterozygosity (HE), observed heterozygosity (HO), polymorphism information content (PIC) and the frequency of null alleles (Pnull) were calculated using cervus V3.0 []. The effective number of alleles (AE) per locus and F-statistics (FST) were both computed using genalex V6.5 []. In addition, Tajima’s test was conducted using dnasp V5.10.01 []. A posi […]


Mating system and extra pair paternity in the Fan tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis in relation to parasitism by the Shining Bronze cuckoo Chalcites lucidus

PLoS One
PMCID: 5843341
PMID: 29518150
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194059
call_split See protocol

[…] osatellite markers of all sampled individuals, following the methods described in Gazda et al. []. Then, we determined paternity within each breeding attempt through a likelihood-based approach using CERVUS 3.0.7 []. We checked for all nestlings if the female captured near an active nest was in fact the mother; in all cases, the parentage analysis confirmed maternity. We considered a male as the f […]


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Cervus institution(s)
Department of Ecology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA; Field Genetics Limited, London, UK
Cervus funding source(s)
Supported by an NSF grant (DEB 0415932).

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