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The fasta format
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The *fasta* format
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.. _classical-fasta:
The fasta format is certainly the most widely used sequence file format.
The *fasta* format is certainly the most widely used sequence file format.
This is certainly due to its great simplicity. It was originally created
for the Lipman and Pearson `FASTA program`_. OBITools use in more
of :ref:`the classical fasta format <classical-fasta>` an
of the classical :ref:`fasta <classical-fasta>` format an
:ref:`extended version <obitools-fasta>` of this format where structured
data are included in the title line.
In fasta format a sequence is represented by a title line beginning with a **>** character and
the sequences by itself following :doc:`iupac`. The sequence is usually split other severals
lines of the same length (expected for the last one) ::
In *fasta* format a sequence is represented by a title line beginning with a **>** character and
the sequences by itself following the :doc:`iupac <iupac>` code. The sequence is usually split other
severals lines of the same length (expect for the last one) ::
>my_sequence this is my pretty sequence
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The end of the title line corresponding to a description of the sequence.
Several sequences can be concatenated in a same file. The description of the next sequence
is just pasted at the end of the description of the previous one ::
is just pasted at the end of the record of the previous one ::
>sequence_A this is my first pretty sequence
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