Note: Released Aug. 3, 2020
This track shows single nucleotide variants (SNVs), from the Rhesus Macaque
Genome Consortium that were sequenced and identified by
Jeff Rogers' lab at BCM-HGSC.
In "dense" mode, a vertical line is drawn at the position of each
In "pack" mode, since these variants have been phased, the
display shows a clustering of haplotypes in the viewed range, sorted
by similarity of alleles weighted by proximity to a central variant.
The clustering view can highlight local patterns of linkage.
In the clustering display, each sample's phased diploid genotype is split
into two independent haplotypes.
Each haplotype is placed in a horizontal row of pixels; when the number of
haplotypes exceeds the number of vertical pixels for the track, multiple
haplotypes fall in the same pixel row and pixels are averaged across haplotypes.
Each variant is a vertical bar with white (invisible) representing the reference allele
and black representing the non-reference allele(s).
Tick marks are drawn at the top and bottom of each variant's vertical bar
to make the bar more visible when most alleles are reference alleles.
The vertical bar for the central variant used in clustering is outlined in purple.
In order to avoid long compute times, the range of alleles used in clustering
may be limited; alleles used in clustering have purple tick marks at the
top and bottom.
The clustering tree is displayed to the left of the main image.
It does not represent relatedness of individuals; it simply shows the arrangement
of local haplotypes by similarity. When a rightmost branch is purple, it means
that all haplotypes in that branch are identical, at least within the range of
variants used in clustering.
All SNV calls are relative to the reference rhesus macaque genome
(Mmul_10/rheMac10). Gene models from the Ensembl release 98 merged Ensembl and
RefSeq dataset that also includes annotations based on PacBio iso-seq
were used to predict the functional consequences of the SNVs.
Whole-genome sequencing was performed over an eight-year period. Consequently,
as technology improved, the sequencing platforms used to generate
next-generation sequencing reads for this dataset progressed as follows:
Illumina HiSeq 2000, HiSeq Rapid 2500, HiSeq X, and NovaSeq platforms,
generating 2 X 100 bp or 2 X 150 bp paired-end reads, as is typical for each
platform. All underlying sequence data have been deposited into the SRA
Reads were aligned to the reference genome (Mmul_10/rheMac10) , which also
included the mitochondria genome (NC_005943.1) and had the pseudoautosomal
region of chromosome Y masked using BWA-MEM 0.7.12-r1039 (Li and Durbin, 2009;
Li, 2013). To identify reads potentially originating from a single fragment of
DNA and mark them in the bam files, we used Picard MarkDuplicates version
SNVs were called using the Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) version 220.127.116.11
(McKenna, et al., 2010) and a VCF file was generated. The hard filters
suggested by the developers of GATK
applied to the SNVs and all failing SNVs were removed. We then used GATK
VariantAnnotator to annotate SNVs applying AlleleBalance. SNVs with an allelic
balance for heterozygous calls (ABHet=ref/(ref+alt)) ABHet < 0.2 or ABHet >
0.8 were removed.
The Variant Effect Predictor software from Ensembl (McLaren et al., 2010) was
used to predict the functional consequence of SNVs queried against Ensembl
release 98 rhesus macaque gene models based on Ensembl and RefSeq gene
predictions and including PacBio iso-seq data.
Definitions of consequence types can be found
in the VEP documentation.
Thanks to the Rhesus Macaque Genome Consortium and
Jeff Rogers' lab at BCM-HGSC for supplying the data for this track.
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