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
FTP availability for EG34

Data is currently not available on our FTP site for Ensembl Genomes 34. We are working to resolve this issue, though please note that due to the limited nature of EG34, there will not be any significant changes to the data available.

posted 2016-12-10
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

Register Now for the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course on Fungal Pathogen Genomics.

The course will provide experimental biologists working on fungal organisms with hands-on experience in genomic-scale data analysis; including genome browsers and comparison tools, data mining using resources such as FungiDB, Ensembl/PhytoPathDB, PomBase, SGD/CGD, MycoCosm, analysis of genome annotation, and next generation sequence analysis and visualization (including RNA sequence analysis and variant calling), and will take place he workshop will be held in Hinxton, UK from 11th-16th May, 2017.
For more information and to apply please follow the link below:

Future releases

Release 35 of Ensembl Genomes is scheduled for 21st March 2017. For more details, see the release intentions.

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What's New in Release 34 (December 2016)

Ensembl Genomes 34 has been released. Please note that this is a maintenance release consisting of fixes to data and software issues.

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Release notes from previous releases