File Extension Library

.GENBANK File Extension

  • Developer by: National Center for Biotechnology Information
  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What are .GENBANK files and how to open them?

Can't open .GENBANK file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .GENBANK file.

What is a .GENBANK file extension?

.GENBANK file extension is created by National Center for Biotechnology Information. .GENBANK has been classified as Data Files. The format of .GENBANK file is Text.

.GENBANK is GenBank Data File

Sequence file format used to store DNA and protein sequences; stores information for one or more sequences; also contains metadata such as annotations, comments, and references.

The GenBank format was developed by the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It is widely used by public databases and is considered by many to be the standard DNA and protein sequence file format.

NOTE: GenBank sequence files also use the .GB file extension and more commonly, the .GBK extension.

List of all softwares that can open the GenBank Data File
Heracle BioSoft DNA Baser
Genome Compiler
Genome Compiler
Genome Compiler

How to fix problems with .GENBANK files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .GENBANK files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .GENBANK file format
  2. You need to check the .GENBANK file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)