recipe bcftools

BCFtools is a set of utilities that manipulate variant calls in the Variant Call Format (VCF) and its binary counterpart BCF. All commands work transparently with both VCFs and BCFs, both uncompressed and BGZF-compressed. Most commands accept VCF, bgzipped VCF and BCF with filetype detected automatically even when streaming from a pipe. Indexed VCF and BCF will work in all situations. Un-indexed VCF and BCF and streams will work in most, but not all situations.







biotools: bcftools, doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btp352

package bcftools

(downloads) docker_bcftools


1.9-4, 1.9-3, 1.9-2, 1.9-1, 1.8-3, 1.8-2, 1.8-1, 1.8-0, 1.7-0, 1.6-1, 1.6-0, 1.5-3, 1.5-2, 1.5-1, 1.5-0, 1.4.1-0, 1.4-0, 1.3.1-5, 1.3.1-4, 1.3.1-3, 1.3.1-2, 1.3.1-1, 1.3.1-0, 1.3-3, 1.3-2, 1.3-1, 1.3-0, 1.2-4, 1.2-3, 1.2-2, 1.2-1, 1.2-0

Depends bzip2


Depends curl


Depends libdeflate


Depends libgcc-ng


Depends xz


Depends zlib




With an activated Bioconda channel (see 2. Set up channels), install with:

conda install bcftools

and update with:

conda update bcftools

or use the docker container:

docker pull<tag>

(see bcftools/tags for valid values for <tag>)