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.fa File Extension

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File type: FASTA Formatted Sequence File
You're here because you have a file that has a file extension ending in .fa. Files with the file extension .fa can only be launched by certain applications. It's possible that .fa files are data files rather than documents or media, which means they're not meant to be viewed at all.

what is a .fa file?

The .fa file extension is a format related to biochemistry. Files with the .fa extension use the FASTA format, which is a file type used for the storage of numerous sequences in one file. These .fa files are files that contain information about DNA sequences and other related pieces of scientific information. Programs that use the FA file format are usually implemented for studying DNA and protein sequences, and certain files that have something to do with biochemistry are usually saved in the .fa format. This is a very simple format, and it allows for the simple manipulation of data. Files with the .fa extension are usually opened with 4Peaks, a molecular biology data management and analytics software that makes it easy for biologists to record data electronically. In other words, with this software, recording biological data is made easier. The data that is saved using this software implement the .fa extension. This software is also associated with CubicDesign DNA Baser, which is a program that allows all pieces of molecular biochemistry data to be saved using this software, so it can be shared with other users.

how to open a .fa file?

Launch a .fa file, or any other file on your PC, by double-clicking it. If your file associations are set up correctly, the application that's meant to open your .fa file will open it. It's possible you may need to download or purchase the correct application. It's also possible that you have the correct application on your PC, but .fa files aren't yet associated with it. In this case, when you try to open a .fa file, you can tell Windows which application is the correct one for that file. From then on, opening a  .fa file will open the correct application. Click here to fix .fa file association errors

applications that open a .fa file



4Peaks is a DNA managing software enabling molecular biologists to view, edit and manipulate DNA sequence files. This program is only applicable to Mac computers, particularly OS X10.3 operating systems and higher versions. Plus, this software does not require conversion of file formats as it supports most of the standard DNA sequence files. With the integrated features, DNA sequence analyzing is a lot easier and effortless to conduct using 4Peaks. These include sharper traces, display of high quality DNA sequence data or crop low quality data in a single click, and editing tool for the reduction of missed or erroneous entry by simply double clicking the area. This program also translates sequences automatically with immediate checkup of the consequences of a single mutation, reads standard file formats of DNA sequences, and supports writing and reading of sequence files in various common formats. There are thousands of motifs to select from to create sequence, which make analyzing easier as you can use through color coding and built in plugins.
CubicDesign DNA Baser

CubicDesign DNA Baser

CubicDesign DNA Baser is an application that deals specifically in the field of molecular biology. DNA sequence assembly, automatic sample processing, analysis of DNA sequence, mutation detection, format conversion and sample processing simulations are the CubicDesign DNA Baser’s capability. The user may customize the background, nucleotides and chromatograms. The software may suggest and correction in case of a vague base. And those unclear bases will be highlighted for proper notification. Assembly engine may also be personalized. DNA samples may be assembled and aligned to a referred sequence, import from ABI, SCF, SEQ, TXT, FASTA, GBK formats. Traces may be also viewed and edited, convert the output to Multi- FASTA and other mentioned formats. The metadata in the user's contigs may be integrated automatically, detect or remove the vectors. CubicDesign DNA Baser run in Windows and Mac specifically on this following hardware: 333MHz for the processor, 64 MB of RAM, 1024 x 768 screen resolution, 2 MB Hard Drive space.
GeoSpiza FinchTV

GeoSpiza FinchTV

FinchTV is a DNA sequence trace viewer that runs on Windows, Mac, Solaris and Linux. It began as the only chromatogram viewer that can view an entire sequence in a scalable, multi-window view. It provides BLAST searching, views of raw data and the ability to reverse traces and complement sequences. The latest version is version 1.4. Among its added features is the printing option for custom scale settings. It also introduces an optional integration with Geospiza’s GeneSifter Lab Editon. You can keep track of adjustments at your base while working on your data sequencing, edit your trace files and save your data back to a supported relational database with complete history of revisions, share-ability and accessibility though the Web. Geospiza develops software to facilitate and improve genetic research. In data analysis, you will be able to visualize and dig into volumes of data through [NGS] Next Generation Sequencing technology. You save time and costs for data management and complex laboratory workflows. You accomplish your research from samples to results in 4 to 6 weeks. Data analysis, data storage and DNA sequencing are incorporated into a single complete unit.

a word of warning

Be careful not to rename the extension on .fa files, or any other files. This will not change the file type. Only special conversion software can change a file from one file type to another.

what is a file extension?

A file extension is the set of three or four characters at the end of a filename; in this case, .fa. File extensions tell you what type of file it is, and tell Windows what programs can open it. Windows often associates a default program to each file extension, so that when you double-click the file, the program launches automatically. When that program is no longer on your PC, you can sometimes get an error when you try to open the associated file.

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