File Extension FASTA

.FASTA File

File extension: FASTA
File type: DNA and Protein Sequence Alignment


Notes about the FASTA file extension:



Incorrect file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your PC system. As such it is highly recommended to scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other unfavourable system settings to identify slowdown issues.

The FASTA file type is primarily associated with 'FASTA Format'. FASTA is a DNA and Protein sequence alignment software package first described (as FASTP) by David J. Lipman and William R. Pearson in 1985 in the article Rapid and sensitive protein similarity searches. The original FASTP program was designed for protein sequence similarity searching. FASTA format files often have file extensions like .fa, .mpfa, .fna, .fsa, .fas or .fasta.

Detailed information for file extension FASTA:


Primary association: FASTA Format
Identifying characters Hex: 3E , ASCII:
Related links: Wikipedia FASTA Page, Wikipedia FASTA Format Page

Other applications associated with file type FASTA:

  • dnaLIMS (Fasta Library) by dnaToolsDNA sequencing software. Site requires a login. The Mime types used with this association are: application/fasta.
File Identifier - TrID
'Identifying characters' used on FILExt.com are
provided by Marco Pontello from his TrID database




Important: Invalid file associations could be the result of underlying issues within your Windows PC. It is highly recommended that you scan your PC for invalid registry entries, unused processes and other slowdown issues.
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