08. Conversion tools

With so many different filetypes, bioinformaticists need a quick way to convert among the types.

Here are a list of converters that are well-used.

ReadSeq
Converts between a selection of biological sequence formats.
Readseq homepage
SeqVerter
Free sequence file converter
Available on GeneStudio.com
Seqret
Not a filetype converter, but provides a number of functions for a sequence.
EMBOSS Seqret webpage

Conclusion

Hopefully this lesson gave you a good idea of some of the more commonly used filetypes used in bioinformatics. Any thoughts, questions or concerns? Please leave a comment below!

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