I am sorry for the basic question but I am struggling to find any details of the nomenclature of indels by variant calling software. Unfortunately i am unable to access the details of the software used for the variants at this moment but I imagine the nomenclature will be fairly standard. I tried looking in a bioscope guide but this wasn't explained so I assume it is so obvious to those in the field that it does not need explaining. However i'm not from the field and haven't worked with indels before, only snps.
Ref Genotype C */-G T +C/*
What does the star mean here and why is it sometimes before the / or after the /
also what does it mean when the reference allele is a * or a N
thanks a lot