File Extension Library

.GENBANK File Extension

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

What is an .GENBANK file?

.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 Open .GENBANK file on different platforms

Open .GENBANK File on Windows

  • Right-click a .GENBANK
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .GENBANK file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .GENBANK files" Press "Ok"

Open .GENBANK File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .GENBANK file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .GENBANK File on Linux

Right click on the .GENBANK file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .GENBANK File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .GENBANK file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .GENBANK File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .GENBANK files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

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.)