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Prohibit /label Qualifiers in Exported GenBank Files

How do I prevent conversion of feature names to /label qualifiers when exporting DNA sequences to GenBank files?

Open Preferences

By default, SnapGene converts feature names to /label qualifiers for standard GenBank and GenPept formats. Turn off this option to prevent addition of /label qualifiers.

Click SnapGene → Preferences (macOS) or Edit → Preferences (Windows or Linux), and select "Files" in the sidebar.

Uncheck the option to "Export feature names to /label qualifiers for standard GenBank or GenPept format".

View the Exported File

View the output files with a text editor. Feature names will now be listed in /note qualifiers.