Supported Applications


  • Description

    a set of utilities that manipulate variant calls in the Variant Call Format (VCF) and its binary counterpart BCF. All commands work transparently with both VCFs and BCFs, both uncompressed and BGZF-compressed.

  • Primary Citation*

    H. Li. 2011. A statistical framework for SNP calling, mutation discovery, association mapping and population genetical parameter estimation from sequencing data. Bioinformatics. 27(21): 2987-2993.

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  • Keywords

    High-throughput sequencing, Utilities, WGS Analysis

  • Default Versions

    Linux 64:  1.3.1
    OS X INTEL:  1.3.1

  • Other Available Versions

      Linux 64:

      1.6, 1.3
    • OS X INTEL:

      1.6, 1.3
  • Developers

    Petr Danecek, Shane McCarthy, Heng Li, John Marshall.