Variant calling in mtDNA

Mutserve is a variant caller for the mitochondrial genome to detect homoplasmic and heteroplasmic sites in sequence data. It is used by haplocheck.


Sebastian Schönherr, Dr.techn.
Professor of Digital and Computational Genomics

+43 512 9003 70579
Hansi Weissensteiner,
Senior Scientist

+43 512 9003 70564
Lukas Forer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Genome Informatics

+43 512 9003 70562


Mutserve is available as a graphical web-service or on GitHub for local usage.


Full documentation for mutserve can be found here.


Weissensteiner H, Forer L, Fuchsberger C, Schöpf B, Kloss-Brandstätter A, Specht G, Kronenberg F, Schönherr S: mtDNA-Server: next-generation sequencing data analysis of human mitochondrial DNA in the cloud. Nucleic Acids Res. 44:W64-9, 2016. PMID: 27084948   Journal Article