MIME type: chemical/seq-aa-fasta, chemical/seq-na-fasta FASTA molecular biology format. Standard format for storing and exchanging DNA and protein sequences. Plain text format. Stores nucleic acid or protein sequences as character strings. Various conventions are in use to represent meta-information. Developed in 1988 by William Pearson and David Lipman as part of the FASTA sequence-alignment software.
Import and Export support all common variants of the FASTA file format.