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.LAV File Extension

File TypeDNA Sequence Alignment File

DeveloperPSU Miller Lab
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CategoryData Files

What is a LAV file?

A LAV file is a data file created by LASTZ, or its predecessor BLASTZ. It contains alignment blocks of DNA sequences organized in matrices. LAV files are used to identify similar structural, evolutionary, and functional relationships between DNA sequences.

More Information

LASTZ, and its predecessor BLASTZ, are nucleotide local alignment programs that support human chromosomes. The programs can import FASTA and NIB DNA sequences and output them in the LAV format. The LAV format was developed by Webb Miller and his group at the Miller Lab at Penn State University (PSU).

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Programs that open LAV files
Updated 6/30/2017

About LAV Files

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