I was wondering if anyone can let me know the difference between 'Private' SNPs and 'Singleton' SNPs in a VCF file. For example, if I have a multisample VCF file of 20 samples, containing samples from different populations/families..say family A and family B each consisting of 10 individuals each. Using this example, how can I define the above two words?
I am aware of ways to get them, but due to lack of documentation, I am unable to wrap my head around these terms.
Are 'singletons' used for an individual whereas 'Private' for a family? If yes, How are Private SNPs assigned to VCF file (as in the methodology)?