.AB1 File Extension

ABI Gene Sequencing File

A file extension tells you the file type. It also tells Windows what programs can open the file. When that program is no longer on your PC, you may get an error trying to open the file. AB1 files cont...

General Information

Title AB1 File Extension
Extension .ab1
Full Form ABI Gene Sequencing File
File Type Data File
Developer Applied Biosystems
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store DNA sequence
Additional Functions Display chromatograms
Features Electropherogram data

File Characteristics

Quality Highly detailed
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes, with software

Use Cases

Biological Research Yes
Genetic Analysis Yes
Forensic Science Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Accidental sharing
Best Practices Data encryption, Access control

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1990s
Latest Version Depends on software

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .scf, .seq, .fas

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Chromas Free, Pro version Windows
BioEdit Free Windows
SeqScanner Free Windows
Geneious Subscription Windows, Mac
SnapGene Viewer Free Windows, Mac, Linux