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BIOM file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .biom file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .biom file?
  • What program do I need to open a .biom file?
  • How can the .biom file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .biom files to another format?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ Biological Observation Matrix Data

BIOM file is a Biological Observation Matrix Data. The BIOM file format is designed to be a general-use format for representing biological sample by observation contingency tables.
Category: Data files
Application: QIIME
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
BIOM aliases:
BIOM related links:
BIOM related extensions:

Other types of files may also use the .biom file extension.

🚫 The .biom file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bim, bio, bom, iom

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Zemax Binary Image Surface Data
Omniscope IOM Data
PLINK Extended MAP File
Bosch VisualMotion IO Mapper Data
GQT Variant Metadata
General BIOS File
PTC Creo Bill of Materials File
Mac OS X Bill of Materials File

🔴 Can't open a .biom file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .biom file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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