RAST upload formats

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Currently we support two formats for uploading your files:

  • FASTA
  • GenBank

For a detailed description of the FASTA format visit here. For a detailes description of the GenBank format visit here.

If you believe you have uploaded a valid format, please check for these common problems:

  • You may not upload Word documents, StarOffice documents or the like. The meta information stored by word processors creates an invalid format. Only plain text delivers a valid format.
  • Your files must contain valid headers, in the case of FASTA, this is the > character, followed by the unique identifier of the sequence, optionally followed by a space and a description. For GenBank, the first line of the file must start with the word LOCUS.