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The "elephas maximus maximus" should actually have brackets on either sides of it, but I cannot figure out how to do that while still having it be an internal link. If anyone knows how, please do so. Turnstep

Done. Not sure if my use of "nowiki" tags was appropriate, but it works. Isoxyl 20:59, 26 September 2005 (UTC)
Looks good, thank you. Turnstep 21:22, 26 September 2005 (UTC)

Copyright problems :([edit]

I have a picture that is copyrighted. Awaiting clearance before I add it... this whole process is better explained by it.

hydkat 17:11, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

==Copyleft ;)==
Problem cleared.

hydkat 18:28, 20 January 2006 (UTC)

removed mGen[edit]

removed mGen - It is not related to fasta.
hydkat 05:55, 23 January 2006 (UTC)


The page says: FASTA is pronounced "FAST-Aye"

That leads to the question of "how do I pronounce Aye"?

It is most often pronounced like 'eye' as in the naval expression Aye-Aye but could I suppose sound like the capital letter A! Neither of which are how fasta is pronounced around here.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 21:30, 1 November 2006

Its probably pronounced as "A", because its the sucessor to "FAST-P" and "FAST-N" --hydkat 11:31, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
Our researchers say either FAST-A (long A) or FASTA (rhymes with shasta, for anyone who remembers) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:25, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

When I first learned it, it was FAST(long A), but at that time FASTP and FASTN were still around, and BLAST was still in development. The history might have been forgotten by now. Gah4 (talk) 21:53, 18 September 2015 (UTC)


this ca be confused with FASTA file format (*.fasta) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Fedra (talkcontribs) 19:37, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Confusion with FASTA file format[edit]

If no one objects, I'm going to put one of those "You may be looking for.." at the top for people who were looking for the FASTA file format. I've ended up here multiple times looking for the file format, and only figured out that there's a separate article after reading a good deal of this one.

And I'd bet a great deal that most people who end up here were looking for the file format. After years in different classes and research labs, I've seen that everyone knows about the file format and they all refer to it as "FASTA" or "FASTA format." And I've never heard anyone mention the software package. In conclusion, I think we need a notice and also very interesting to learn about the history of the format!

Here's what I'll put up if there are no objections:

For the file format, see FASTA format.

--Qwerty0 (talk) 05:43, 12 October 2010 (UTC)