ALN File Type

- The quick facts

What are ALN files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an ALN file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an ALN file?

An .ALN file is a Clustal Alignment Format file.

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open ALN files

Important: Different programs may use files with the ALN file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your ALN file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 6 different ALN openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: May 7, 2012

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of ALN files. Remember, different programs may use ALN files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

BioEditBioEditUser submitted
LinPro27LinPro27User submitted
GeoTool ApplicationGeoTool ApplicationUser submitted
Unipro UGENEUnipro UGENEUser submitted
Lex NavigatorLex NavigatorUser submitted
ClustalX2ClustalX2User submitted

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