13 months ago
Republic of Ireland
'Coverage' and 'read depth' are commonly mis-used. Read depth is the number of reads that align to any given base position. Coverage ('depth of coverage') is a summary metric that says that all bases in a particular region (or regions) achieved a minimum read depth. For example, we may say that 99% of our target regions achieved > 10x coverage, meaning that 99% of bases had an individual read-depth > 10. We may also say that we performed whole genome sequencing with a target depth of coverage of 5x, meaning that we provided sufficient re-agents and ran a sufficient number of sequencing cycles such that the expectation is that each base, genome-wide, will have a read-depth >= 5.
Your wording is confusing, but you could likely interpret it as that you are expected to filter your data to include only those SNPs that have read depth > 10.