[ensembl-dev] Ensembl Genomes Release 8

Jeff Almeida-King jeff at ebi.ac.uk
Wed Feb 9 08:29:10 GMT 2011

The Ensembl Genomes Project is pleased to announce release 8 of Ensembl 
Genomes (http://www.ensemblgenomes.org/).

The main highlights of this release are:

* Software migration to Ensembl 61

* New Pan Compara database consisting a selection of vertebrate genomes 
from Ensembl 61 and
    genomes from Ensembl Genomes 8 (incorporating 8 new species), giving 
a species total of 313 <http://www.ensemblgenomes.org/info/species>.

* 3 oomycete genomes added to Ensembl Protists 
<http://protists.ensembl.org/index.html>, including /Phytopthora 
infestans /and /Phytopthora ramorum
/responsible for potato blight and Sudden Oak Death disease respectively.
* 5 genomes added to Ensembl Metazoa 
<http://metazoa.ensembl.org/index.html>, including /Strongylocentrotus 
purpuratus/ (Echinodermata) (sea urchin),
/Apis mellifera/ (Arthropoda) (honey bee) and /Nematostella vectensis/ 
(Cnidaria) (sea anemone).

For further details please visit the individual home pages:

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