Variant Detection tools

CLC Genomics Workbench offers three tools for detecting variants.

They are designed for the analysis of different types of samples and they differ in their underlying assumptions about the data, and hence in their assessments of when there is enough information in the data for a variant to be called. An overview of these differences is given in figure 31.1. None of the three tools are recommended for Oxford Nanopore or PacBio long reads.

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Figure 31.1: An overview of the variant detection tools.

To run one of the variant detection tool, go to:

        Toolbox | Resequencing Analysis (Image resequencing)

and choose the appropriate tool. In the first dialog of each detection tool, you are asked to specify the reads track or read mapping to analyze. The user is next asked to set the parameters that are specific for the variant detection tool. The three tools, their assumptions, and the tool-specific parameters are described later in their respective sections.

All variant detection tools will call: