widgetcon: A website and program for quick conversion among common population genetic data formats

Mahmut Aydın, Igor S. Kryvoruchko, Muhammet Şakiroğlu

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One of the most tedious steps in genetic data analyses is the reformatting data generated with one program for use with other applications. This conversion is necessary because comprehensive evaluation of the data may be based on different algorithms included in diverse software, each requiring a distinct input format. A platform-independent and freely available program or a web-based tool dedicated to such reformatting can save time and efforts in data processing. Here, we report widgetcon, a website and a program which has been developed to quickly and easily convert among various molecular data formats commonly used in phylogenetic analysis, population genetics, and other fields. The web-based service is available at https://www.widgetcon.net. The program and the website convert the major data formats in four basic steps in less than a minute. The resource will be a useful tool for the research community and can be updated to include more formats and features in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1374-1377
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Ecology Resources
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • molecular markers
  • population genetics data formats
  • web-based conversion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics


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