The Blumeria graminis genome has been completely re-annotated by members of the B. graminis community with the support of Ensembl Genomes. This curation effort has resulted in several improvements to the gene set including the addition of UTRs to gene models, correction of gene boundaries and exons, and the discovery of nearly 650 new genes. View this gene set in Ensembl Genomes.

Ensembl Genomes Archive Sites Now Available

Ensembl Genomes now has archive sites for all divisions. These can be found at the following URLs:

The archive sites will allow researchers to access data from old releases via our web-based tools, and additionally will be able to display track hubs containing alignments and features located on older versions of genome assemblies that have since been upgraded in the live site. Archive sites will be searchable and BioMarts will be available where they were produced for the site when live. Schema and API versions for archive sites will be the same as when the data was released, i.e. archive sites will not be updated to use the most recent versions. Ensembl tools will not be active in the initial release, but we are hoping to enable these shortly; likewise, archival REST servers will not initially be available, but will be added in future. Major bugs (i.e. those impeding the usability of the site) will be fixed, but minor bugs will not be.

The first release of the archive sites contains content from release 37. New archive sites will be released at least once a year, under URLs indicating the date of first release of the data they contain. The previously existing archive for Ensembl Plants,, will continue to be available at this URL, but also as, in accordance with the new naming scheme. As previously, data from all recent releases will continue to be available for download at

posted 2017-11-07

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What's New in Release 39 (April 2018)

Release 39 of Ensembl Bacteria has no significant updates.

Release 39 of Ensembl Fungi contains updated data for 12 species along with updated gene trees, homologies and gene families. There are a total of 811 genomes from 523 species.

Ensembl Metazoa now includes two new species, the planktonic crustacean Daphnia magna and the stalk-eyed fly Teleopsis dalmanni.

Release 39 of Ensembl Plants includes updated gene names for O. sativa, and 26 new and updated functional genomic databases (example for Arabidopsis).

In addition polyploid view for wheat has been enabled, allowing users to view alignments between all 3 wheat components simultaneously.

This release of Ensembl Protists contains an updated assembly and annotation for Toxoplasma gondii ME49 (from ToxoDB release 36) along with gene trees, homologies and gene families. There are a total of 189 genomes from 119 species.

Future releases

Release 40 of Ensembl Genomes is scheduled for 4th July 2018. For more details, see the release intentions.

Release notes from previous releases