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How to open .FASTA file extension?

File Type : FASTA Format DNA and Protein Sequence Alignment
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What is .FASTA file extension?

.FASTA file extension is a known file type. This section of tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
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.
You can see a list of software programs here on that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .FASTA files:

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