.GENBANK File Extension
- Developer by: National Center for Biotechnology Information
- Category: Data Files
- Format: Text
What is an .GENBANK file?
.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.