The program KvarQ performs rapid in silico genotyping for selected loci (e.g. phylogenetic SNPs, drug resistance mutations) in bacterial genome sequences in FastQ format. Mapping to a whole-genome reference sequence or de novo assembly or the short reads is not necessary.
Testsuites for different target polymorphisms can be configured or imported. In the downloadable package, KvarQ contains testsuites for MTBC phylogenetic lineage classification, MTBC drug resistance identification and spoligotyping (the latter adapted and modified from SpolPred).