I am trying to estimate my sample contamination based on gatk's
GetPileupSummaries / CalculateContamination best practices. This pipeline requires a .vcf file containing common germline variant sites, which here I am resourcing from the ExAC database (now migrated to gnomAD). However, when using
GetPileupSummaries, I get the following error:
A USER ERROR has occurred: Input files reads and features have incompatible contigs: Found contigs with the same name but different lengths:
contig reads = chrM / 16569
contig features = chrM / 16571.
reads contigs = [chr1, chr2, chr3, chr4, chr5, chr6, chr7, chr8, chr9, chr10, chr11, chr12, chr13, chr14, chr15, chr16, chr17, chr18, chr19, chr20, chr21, chr22, chrX, chrY, chrM]
features contigs = [chr1, chr2, chr3, chr4, chr5, chr6, chr7, chrX, chr8, chr9, chr10, chr11, chr12, chr13, chr14, chr15, chr16, chr17, chr18, chr20, chrY, chr19, chr22, chr21, chr6_ssto_hap7, chr6_mcf_hap5, chr6_cox_hap2, chr6_mann_hap4, chr6_apd_hap1, chr6_qbl_hap6, chr6_dbb_hap3, chr17_ctg5_hap1, chr4_ctg9_hap1, chr1_gl000192_random, chrUn_gl000225, chr4_gl000194_random, chr4_gl000193_random, chr9_gl000200_random, chrUn_gl000222, chrUn_gl000212, chr7_gl000195_random, chrUn_gl000223, chrUn_gl000224, chrUn_gl000219, chr17_gl000205_random, chrUn_gl000215, chrUn_gl000216, chrUn_gl000217, chr9_gl000199_random, chrUn_gl000211, chrUn_gl000213, chrUn_gl000220, chrUn_gl000218, chr19_gl000209_random, chrUn_gl000221, chrUn_gl000214, chrUn_gl000228, chrUn_gl000227, chr1_gl000191_random, chr19_gl000208_random, chr9_gl000198_random, chr17_gl000204_random, chrUn_gl000233, chrUn_gl000237, chrUn_gl000230, chrUn_gl000242, chrUn_gl000243, chrUn_gl000241, chrUn_gl000236, chrUn_gl000240, chr17_gl000206_random, chrUn_gl000232, chrUn_gl000234, chr11_gl000202_random, chrUn_gl000238, chrUn_gl000244, chrUn_gl000248, chr8_gl000196_random, chrUn_gl000249, chrUn_gl000246, chr17_gl000203_random, chr8_gl000197_random, chrUn_gl000245, chrUn_gl000247, chr9_gl000201_random, chrUn_gl000235, chrUn_gl000239, chr21_gl000210_random, chrUn_gl000231, chrUn_gl000229, chrM, chrUn_gl000226, chr18_gl000207_random]
I expected this issues to appear, because the samples were aligned to the hg19 build, but without the chrN_random tables. So, my question is: is there any way that one can edit, or avoid, those chrN_random annotations on the ExAC file? (the file is quite large though - ~6.5GB, not feasible to open on a text editor).
Any help is greatly appreciated!
PS: one solution would be to realign my samples to the whole hg19 build. However, I would like to take this as a last resort, once this step is performed by the sequencing pipeline (IonTorrent), which already accounts for technical bias (i.e. in homopolymer regions) on their data pre-processing.