Question: VCF reference and alternative allele
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24 months ago by
onemoreuser10
onemoreuser10 wrote:

I don't understand what are the reference and the alternative alleles in the vcf file format. Having a variant with reference='A' and alternative allele='C' and a genotype='0/0' means that the individual is 'A/A'? But in this case how the 'C' was found if the reference is 'A' and the individual is 'A/A'?

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 26 days ago by waakurugu.akurugu0 • written 24 months ago by onemoreuser10

What is the source of VCF file ? How did you generate it ?

ADD REPLYlink written 24 months ago by geek_y8.7k

I will really appreciate the answer to this question. I am working with vcf files and observing similar alternate alleles and genotypes

ADD REPLYlink written 26 days ago by waakurugu.akurugu0

Hello onemoreuser and waakurugu.akurugu,

you should realy provide an example of your vcf file and descibe how it was produced.

I have two guesses:

  1. You have more than one sample in your vcf file and at least one sample provide the alternate allele
  2. Depending on the variant caller it might happen that the caller first suspect a variant at this position, but within a review process it discarded this as there were to less evidences. This should result in a (very) low QUAL value,

fin swimmer

ADD REPLYlink written 25 days ago by finswimmer4.4k

You have more than one sample in your vcf file and at least one sample provide the alternate allele

Would also be my guess, but as said, provide some example data.

ADD REPLYlink written 24 days ago by ATpoint6.5k

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ADD REPLYlink modified 24 days ago • written 24 days ago by genomax54k
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