[ensembl-announce] Ensembl Genomes Release 21

Dan Staines dstaines at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Dec 19 16:57:34 GMT 2013

Dear all,

We have just released the latest update of Ensembl Genomes.

This release contains the chromosome survey sequence for bread wheat cv 
Chinese Spring, generated by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing 
More than 100,000 protein-coding genes predicted by MIPS in bread wheat 
are now available for the first time in Ensembl Plants.
We also provide in this release functional annotation, genome 
alignments, and inferred evolutionary histories for bread wheat.

The other highlights of release 21 are:

New genomes
Ensembl Fungi

Verticillium dahliae and three new Schizosaccharomyces species (S. 
cryophilus, S. octosporus and S. japonicus)

Ensembl Protists

Emiliania huxleyi

Ensembl Metazoa

Dendroctonus ponderosae and Solenopsis invicta

Ensembl Bacteria

675 new genomes added (9,764 genomes now represented in total)

New data

Ensembl Fungi

Pairwise DNA alignments for Schizosaccharomyces and Magnaporthe 
species, and for Ustilago maydis and Sporisorium reilianum

Ensembl Protists

Pairwise alignments for Alveolates, Stramenopiles, Amoebozoa and 

Ensembl Plants

Gene models for T. aestivum chromosome survey sequences, as described above
Additional wheat RNA-Seq data.
DNA-DNA alignments between bread wheat, rice, and Brachypodium distachyon.
MSU-7 gene models for the rice genome are now available, allowing visual 
comparison between this and the IRGSP set. Cross-references between the 
MSU and IRGSP gene sets are provided by rap-db, so searching and 
querying using either identifier space is possible.

Updated data

Ensembl Fungi

Peptide comparative genomics and BioMart

Schizosaccharomyces pombe annotations from PomBase

Ensembl Metazoa

Peptide comparative genomics and BioMart

Ensembl Plants

Updated gene-trees to include T. aestivum gene models.

Updated GO terms for O. sativa and projected to other species.

Updated repeat analysis (TREP) for wheat genomes

If you have any questions or comments, drop us a line on 
helpdesk at ensemblgenomes.org

The Ensembl Genomes Team

Dan Staines, PhD
Technical Coordinator, Ensembl Genomes
European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)

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