Files with ab1 file extension can be often found as DNA sequencing data files from software by Technelysium, such as Chromas Pro or Chromas Lite.

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AB1 file extension - ABIF file format

What is ab1 file? How to open ab1 files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The ab1 file extension is mainly related to a special binary format for storing DNA sequence data in programs developed by Technelysium Pty Ltd. Highly specialized format, used for DNA sequencing.

The default software associated to open ab1 file:

ChromasPro picture or screenshot

ChromasPro  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Technelysium Pty Ltd

ChromasPro is Windows program that allows scientists to open chromatogram files from Applied Biosystems.

Help how to open:

Several DNA sequencing programs, such as Chromas should be able to read data from ABIF format.

How to convert:

A conversion to other DNA sequencing files is possible, but you will need a highly specialized software for that.

Find conversions from ab1 file:

ab1 to fasta

Find converter to ab1 file type:

fasta to ab1

seq to ab1

File identification strings:

HEX code: 41 42 49 46 00 65 74 64 69 72
ASCII code: ABIF.etdir

Related links:

ABIF File Format

Applied Biosystems

List of software applications associated to the .ab1 file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ab1 file, edit ab1 file, convert ab1 file, view ab1 file, play ab1 file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Software that open ab1 file - ABIF file format

Programs supporting the exension ab1 on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open ab1 file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with ab1 file by default:
Other suggested software:
Chromas Lite

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