A new assembly of Triticum aestivum cv. Chinese Spring (bread wheat) is now available in Ensembl Plants. The assembly and gene model annotation has been generated by The Earlham Institute, formerly The Centre for Genome Analysis (TGAC). Read more...

The fast protein sequence search of HMMER is now available for all divisions of Ensembl Genomes, via the 'HMMER' link in the menu at the top of every page (e.g. Ensembl Metazoa).

The previous wheat assembly (IWGSC CSS) and every other plant from release 31 is available in the new Ensembl Plants archive site: http://archive.plants.ensembl.org/

New track hubs have been created for more than 900 public RNA-Seq studies, totaling more than 16,000 tracks across 35 plant species (read more).

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posted 2015-05-06
Change to BLAST service

From release 27 onwards, the Ensembl Genomes BLAST service uses NCBI Blast+ in place of WUBLAST. Please contact us if you have any questions about this change.

posted 2015-06-16
Change to BioMart mart names

The "virtual" mart names used to identify our live BioMarts will change in release 31 to no longer include the version e.g. protists_mart instead of protists_mart_31. This is to make re-use of URLs etc. easier.

posted 2016-01-11
MySQL database retention policy

As the amount of data in each release of Ensembl Genomes increases, it has become necessary to restrict the number of past releases available on our public MySQL server (mysql-eg-publicsql.ebi.ac.uk).

Shortly before the release 27 of Ensembl Genomes in June 2015, all databases from all releases prior to release 18 will be removed. With each subsequent release, data from the oldest release will be removed at release time, leaving data from the most recent 10 releases only. The removal of each release will be announced with the intentions for the new release approximately 2 months in advance.

Please note that the data available from our FTP site will be unaffected by this change in policy, with data from all releases of Ensembl Genomes remaining available in all supported formats, including full MySQL dumps.

posted 2015-03-25

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What's New in Release 33 (October 2016)

Ensembl Genomes 33 has been released - highlights are shown below, or read our more detailed release notes.

No significant updates have been made for this release.

Peptide comparative genomics data are now available for representative genomes from 388 species.

No significant updates have been made for this release.

This release sees updated Arabidopsis thaliana genes (Araport 11), whole genome alignments between the bread wheat (TGACv1) component genomes and new whole genome alignments between bread wheat and Brachypodium distachyon.

No significant updates have been made for this release.

Release notes from previous releases