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ALT field in vcf is a *

My variant call set contains SNP calls which have a "*" listed as alternative allele (field 5 in the vcf) which isn't specified in the vcf specifications. I have noticed that they generally appear in short series on a chromosome (e.g. positions 109-115). Are these positions indicative of indels?



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