Improved resources for wheat genomes are now available in Ensembl Plants, including the genomes of two of the diploid progenitors of bread wheat, Triticum urartu (A-genome) and Aegilops tauschii (D-genome), and the chromosome survey sequences for bread wheat cv Chinese Spring (Triticum aestivum) generated by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium.
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Ensembl Bacteria has been updated to include the latest versions of 9,089 genomes (8,842 eubacteria and 247 archaea) from the INSDC archives. Cross-references to Rhea and MetaCyc have also been added, as have Enzyme Commission classifications. In addition, data from RegulonDB have been used to add operon and other regulatory features to E. coli K-12 MG1655.
The cross-references were updated for plant pathogen species to reflect the updates in PHI-base version 3.4