Conservation Genetics Resources

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 359–361

STRUCTURE HARVESTER: a website and program for visualizing STRUCTURE output and implementing the Evanno method

Technical Note

DOI: 10.1007/s12686-011-9548-7

Cite this article as:
Earl, D.A. & vonHoldt, B.M. Conservation Genet Resour (2012) 4: 359. doi:10.1007/s12686-011-9548-7


We present STRUCTURE HARVESTER (available at, a web-based program for collating results generated by the program STRUCTURE. The program provides a fast way to assess and visualize likelihood values across multiple values of K and hundreds of iterations for easier detection of the number of genetic groups that best fit the data. In addition, STRUCTURE HARVESTER will reformat data for use in downstream programs, such as CLUMPP.


StructurePopulation structurePopulation geneticsEvanno methodVisualizationClustering

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, Biomolecular Engineering DepartmentUniversity of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA
  2. 2.Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA