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combining GVCF from multi-sample in 'Allele-specific' and standard modes

splaisansplaisan Leuven (Belgium)Member ✭✭
edited September 2018 in Ask the GATK team


I would like to put side by side the calls of my genome in standard HC mode and those in AS mode in order to evaluate the effect of the AS method. This is a diploid fly genome and I am looking for het variants associated with a phenotype, making the AS mode apriori attractive.

I read in article?id=9622 that for the conversion of gvfc to vcf in AS mode, the optional arguments '-G StandardAnnotation -G AS_StandardAnnotation' should be added to commands.

What about converting the merged gvcf to vcf with mixed types? Do I add the optargs there?
Can I do the following?

HaplotypeCaller 2x

maxram=48; # a lot of RAM on our server

# call GVCF from multi-sample in standard mode
gatk --java-options "-Xmx${maxram}g" HaplotypeCaller  \
   -R ${reference} \
   -I mappings/${bamfile} \
   -O variants/${prefix}.g.vcf.gz \

# call GVCF from multi-sample in 'Allele-specific' mode
# https://software.broadinstitute.org/gatk/documentation/article?id=9622
gatk --java-options "-Xmx${maxram}g" HaplotypeCaller  \
   -R ${reference} \
   -I mappings/${bamfile} \
   -O variants/${prefix}.AS.g.vcf.gz \
   -ERC GVCF \
   -G StandardAnnotation \
   -G AS_StandardAnnotation \
   -G StandardHCAnnotation


# combining the two gvcf
gatk CombineGVCFs \
   -R ${reference} \
   --variant ${prefix}.g.vcf.gz \
   --variant ${prefix}.AS.g.vcf.gz \
   -O 2-samples.g.vcf.gz

There is only ONE columns in the GVCF output! :'(

=> this was because my two samples have the same name?


Do I add the 2 -G lines provided the first sample was NOT called in AS mode?

# converting to VCF
gatk --java-options "-Xmx${maxram}g" GenotypeGVCFs \
  -R ${reference} \
  -V 2-samples.g.vcf.gz \
  -G StandardAnnotation \
  -G AS_StandardAnnotation \
  -O 2-samples.vcf.gz

Thanks for any advice!

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