Supported File Types


Lasergene Molecular Biology and Structural Biology Suites





Below are the file types supported for import and export by the applications within the Lasergene Molecular Biology and Structural Biology Suites.



Imported File Types


File Format EditSeq GeneQuest GenVision MegAlign MegAlign Pro PrimerSelect Protean Protean 3D SeqBuilder SeqMan Pro SeqNinja
454 Life Sciences output files (*.sff; *.fas and *.qual)                    
ABI13 (*.abi, *.ab1, *.abd)          
ALX (*.alx)                    
DNA Multi-seq2 (*.mseq) 7      
EMBL8 (*.embl, *.txt) 8                  
Extended File of Files (*.eff)                 8  
FastA (*.fasta, *.fas, *.fap, *.nt, *.aa) 11   9 9 11
FastA nucleic acid file 454/NCBI (*.fna)                 8
File of Filenames3 (*.fof)            
GCG (*.seq, *.gcg, *.pro, *.pep) 7               8  
GCG Pileup (*.msf)                    
GenBank
(*.gbk, *.gb, .gp, .gpwithparts, .gbwithparts, *.genbank, *.genpept)
11   8 8 8 8
GeneQuest Doc5(*.dad) 8   10 10     11  
GenVision Project Files (*.gnv)                    
Gzip1 (*.gz)               7    
Lasergene DNA (*.seq) 7 7   7 7     7
Lasergene Protein(*.pro) 7     7 7 7  
MacVector (*.mvs, *.mvp) 7,8                    
MapDraw Doc5(*.mpd) 8   10 10     11  
MegAlign Doc5(*.meg) 8   10 9 9 11  
MegAlign Pro Format (*.msa)                    
mmCIF Format (*.cif)                    
NovaFold Format (*.novafold)                    
Phred (*.phd.)     10   10     8  
PrimerSelect Doc5(*.pcr) 8   10 9 9 11  
Protean 3D Structure Files (*.structure)        
Protean Docs (*.pad) 12     10 10    
Protein Data Bank files (*.pdb, *.ent, *.pdb.gz, *.ent.gz, *.zip, *.txt)               14      
RNA Fold files (*.ct)                    
SCF24 (*.scf)                    
SCF3 (*.scf)          
SeqBuilder Doc5(*.sbd) 8   10 10 9 9 11  
SeqBuilder Project5(*.sbp)                
SeqMan Pro Docs (*.sqd)                 8  
SeqNinja Docs (*.star)                  
SeqNinja Feature Table Files (*.starff)                    
Sequencher 4.2 Assembly Projects (*.spf)                    
Text (*.txt)8 8             8  
VCF (*.vcf)                    
VectorNTI (*.gb, *.gp, *.ma4, *.pa4)                    
Zip1 (*.zip) 8       7  

1 Only zip files containing ABI, SCF3, Lasergene protein or Lasergene DNA files. All other files will be ignored.
2 Multiple Lasergene DNA sequence files can be created by EditSeq, SeqMan Pro, and MegAlign.
3 FOF can not contain reference to another multiple sequence file format such as FastA, DNA* mseq, or Zip.
4 Program will translate to BAF.
5 Referred to collectively as "Lasergene Documents" in "Files of Type" or "Show pull-down menus".
7 GenBank formatted features will be parsed.
8 Through "drag and drop" only. These files are not supported through the menu system.
9 Projects or files must contain protein sequence data.
10Only the sequence, features and comments of the file will be read in.
11Only DNA sequences will be read in.
12Only read in Macintosh.
13Lasergene does not support ABI files without base calls.
14Protean 3D supports version 3.2 of PDB files.



Exported File Types


File Format EditSeq GeneQuest GenVision MegAlign MegAlign Pro PrimerSelect Protean Protean 3D SeqBuilder SeqMan Pro SeqNinja
Distance Matrix Files (*.csv, *.tab)                    
DNA Multi-seq (*.mseq)                
EMBL (*.embl, *.txt)                    
Extended File of Files (*.eff)                    
FastA (*.fas, *.fap, *.fna, *.fasta) 17 17   17   16   17 17
File of Filenames (*.fof)                    
GCG (*.gcg)                  
GCG Pileup Files (*.msf)                  
GCG Protein File (*.pep)                    
GenBank
(*.gbk, *.gb, *.gp, *.genbank, *.genpept, *.gpwithparts, *.gbwithparts, *.gbf, *.gbff)
19 19       19   19 19
GeneQuest Doc (*.dad, *.dao)               15    
GenVision - Data Visualization (*.gnv)                
Image Files (*.png, *.jpg, *.gif)         20          
Lasergene DNA (*.seq)        
Lasergene Protein(*.pro)            
MegAlign Doc (*.meg)   15     15   15    
MegAlign Pro Format (*.msa)                    
mmCIF Format (*.cif)                    
Newick Tree File (*.newick)                    
Nexus Format (*.nex, *.nxs)                    
NovaFold Format (*.novafold)                    
PAUP 3.0 Files (*.pau)       18              
PAUP 4.0 Files (*.nex)                    
Phylip Distance Matrix Files (*.dist)                    
Phylip Tree Files (*.dnd)                    
Portable Document Format(*.pdf)                  
PostScript Files (*.ps)                    
Primer Catalog (*.pri)                    
PrimerSelect Doc (*.pcr)   15       15   15    
Protean 3D Structure Files (*.structure)                    
Protean Docs (*.pad, *.pao)               15    
Protein Data Bank files (*.pdb)                    
RNA Fold files (*.ct)                    
SeqBuilder Doc (*.sbd)   15         15      
SeqBuilder Project (*.sbp)                    
SeqMan Pro Docs (*.sqd)                    
SeqNinja Docs (*.star)                    
SeqNinja Feature Table Files (*.starff)                    
Text (*.txt)                    
VCF (*.vcf)                    
Video Files (*.mov, *.avi)                    

15File-Save will save back as original file type
16 *.fap only
17 *.fas only 
18 Only the alignment report.
19 *.gbk only
20 *.png and *.jpg only