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Import a Multisequence FASTA or GenBank File

How do I import a multisequence format file (fasta or GenBank) into SnapGene?

GenBank, fasta and fastq files may contain multiple sequences in a single file. You can import these file types into SnapGene as a Collection.

SnapGene can import small fastq format files (10-100's of reads). Snapgene is not designed to import or assemble NGS fastq datasets.

Import a Multisequence File as a New Collection

Drag and drop a multisequence file into the SnapGene Launch window. Alternatively, click File → Open and select the file in the file picker.

In the "Import" window that opens, set the name for the new Collection, and use the Browse button to specify where the new Collection will be saved, then click OK.

All sequences will be converted to separate .dna files and stored within the new Collection.

Import a MultiSequence File into an Existing Collection

Open a Collection, then drag and drop the multisequence file into the Collection window. Alternatively, click Import/Export→ Import files and use the File picker to select and import the file.

The new sequences will be converted to separate .dna files and stored within the Collection.