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.GENBANK File Extension

File TypeGenBank Data File

DeveloperNational Center for Biotechnology Information
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CategoryData Files

What is a GENBANK file?

Sequence file format used to store DNA and protein sequences; stores information for one or more sequences; also contains metadata such as annotations, comments, and references.

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The GenBank format was developed by the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It is widely used by public databases and is considered by many to be the standard DNA and protein sequence file format.

NOTE: GenBank sequence files also use the .GB file extension and more commonly, the .GBK extension.

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Updated 3/9/2015

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