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File TypeFASTA Formatted Sequence File

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File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.


Contains either nucleic acid sequence (such as DNA) or protein sequence information; formatted using the .FASTA format, which can store multiple sequences in a single file; may be analyzed with various DNA sequencing software programs.

Program(s) that open .FA files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
GSL Biotech SnapGene
CubicDesign DNA Baser
Geospiza FinchTV
GeneStudio SeqVerter
Genome Compiler
Mac OS X LogoMac
GSL Biotech SnapGene
Geospiza FinchTV
Genome Compiler
Linux LogoLinux
EMBOSS abiview
Updated 3/18/2015