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After sequencing your sample, we provide you with five file types. The table below displays the information contained within each file.

File Extension File Type Information and Compatible Software
AB1 Chromatogram File Data accessible via chromatogram viewers and analysis Software
SCF Chromatogram File Data accessible via chromatogram viewers and analysis Software
PDF Adobe Acrobat File Chromatogram snapshot formatted for viewing via Adobe Acrobat
PHRED Text File Quality scores and base call information accessible via word processor
SEQ Text File FASTA base call information accessible via word processor

 

There are several free software programs available from different providers for viewing trace or chromatogram files and for handling the file formats provided. We have listed a few of them here. Clik on the names of the software to be directed to a link providing information for downloading and installing the same.

Decompression Software
Download Link Windows Mac OS
WinZip  
StuffIt Expander    ✔

Basic Chromatogram Viewer Software
Download Link Windows Mac OS
Chromas Lite  ✔  
Sequence Scanner  ✔  
4 Peaks   ✔ 
Chromatogram Analysis Software
Download Link Windows Mac OS
BioEdit  ✔  
GEntle  ✔ ✔ 
Sequencher Demo  ✔  ✔


Fragment Analysis Software
Download Link Windows Mac OS
Peak Scanner  ✔  ✔

 

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