Question: How does vcf-stats give snp count
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4.5 years ago by
Saad Khan370
United States
Saad Khan370 wrote:


I was wondering if the snp-count that vcf-stats gives includes homozygous reference counts as well. Its my understanding that homozygous refernce nucleotides would not be SNPs and I was not sure about vcf-stats as it is thin on documentation so just wanted to confirm.

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ADD COMMENTlink written 4.5 years ago by Saad Khan370

I've never used vcf-stats, but I would say that yes, it includes homozygous reference alleles. Just think that if you have more than one sample, it is interesting to know for a given SNP, if one sample is heterozygous/homo for the alt, and the other homo for the ref. But as I've told you, I've never used this tool. But, furthermore, reading this thread (Vcftools Vcf-Stats Field Definitions), it seems also that it actually counts homo ref alleles.

ADD REPLYlink modified 4.5 years ago • written 4.5 years ago by iraun3.6k
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