Supported File Types


Lasergene Evolution, Structural Biology, and Cloning Suites





Lasergene Evolution, Structural Biology, and Cloning Suites are all delivered within the Lasergene Core Suite installer. The applications available to you within the installer are dependent upon the suite purchased. Below are the file types supported for import and export by the applications within the Lasergene Core Suite installer.



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

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

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