I am trying to work on haplotype phasing and would like to see how the data is represented in "haplotype reference panel".
Is "haplotype reference panel" a vcf file like this: http://ftp.1000genomes.ebi.ac.uk/vol1/ftp/release/20130502/ or is it something else.
Several papers talk about "reference haplotype" from several samples. So, is there a universal method to represent "reference panel"? How are other informations (recombination etc.) embedded in these reference panels?