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# vcf [artifact]

A TXT-type anvi’o artifact. This artifact is typically generated, used, and/or exported by anvi’o (and not provided by the user)..

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## Provided by

anvi-script-variability-to-vcf

## Required or used by

There are no anvi’o tools that use or require this artifact directly, which means it is most likely an end-product for the user.

## Description

This represents a file in the Variant Call Format, which is a standard format for storing sequence variations like SNVs.

You can convert the information in a variability-profile-txt to vcf with the program anvi-script-variability-to-vcf.

### What’s in this file?

Briefly, this file’s header (marked by ## at the beginning of each line) contains various metadata. This includes the date, link to the reference file, contig information, etc. It also contains
• what information will be reported (denoted by INFO).
• what additional filters will be run on each SNV (denoted by FILTER). For example, marking which variants are below a certain quality threshold.
• what format to display additional data in (denoted by FORMAT).