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Open .FASTA file Extension

File Type : FASTA Format DNA and Protein Sequence Alignment

Compatible with: (Mac OSX 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

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ExtensionSmallImg What is .FASTA file?

Scientific data format used to store nucleic acid sequences (such as DNA sequences) or protein sequences; may contain multiple sequences and therefore is sometimes referred to as the FASTA database format; can be viewed and analyzed using DNA analysis software. FASTA files often start with a header line that may contain comments or other information. The rest of the file contains sequence data. Each sequence starts with a ">" symbol followed by the name of the sequence. The rest of the line describes the sequence and the remaining lines contain the sequence itself.

Recommended Software Programs to open .FASTA file

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Apple Mac OS X:
  • GSL Biotech SnapGene
  • 4Peaks
  • Geospiza FinchTV
  • Genome Compiler
  • Jalview
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Microsoft Windows:
  • GSL Biotech SnapGene
  • Heracle BioSoft DNA Baser
  • Geospiza FinchTV
  • GeneStudio SeqVerter
  • Genome Compiler
  • Heracle BioSoft DNA Baser Sequence Assembler
  • Jalview
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Linux:
  • EMBOSS abiview
  • Jalview