Ensembl Genomes Release 8 Intentions

General

  • release scheduled for 8th February 2011
  • update to Ensembl 61 software
  • updated pan concern databases from Ensembl
  • new Pan Compara database comprising:
    • a selection of vertebrate genomes from Ensembl 61 (now including Gasterosteus aculeatus)
    • a selection of genomes from Ensembl Genomes 8 including the following new Ensembl Genomes species:
      • Phytophora infestans
      • Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
      • Schistosoma mansoni
      • Nematostella vectensis
      • Trichoplax adhaerens
      • Apis mellifera
      • Bombyx mori
      • Physcomitrella patens
    • no longer including:
      • Plasmodium vivax
      • Equus caballus
      • Macaca mulatta

Metazoa

  • core databases for the following new genomes:
    • Strongylocentrotus purpuratus (Echinodermata) (sea urchin)
    • Schistosoma mansoni (Platyhelminth) (blood fluke)
    • Nematostella vectensis (Cnidaria) (sea anemone)
    • Trichoplax adhaerens (Placozoa)
    • Apis mellifera (Arthropoda) (honey bee)
    • Bombyx mori (Arthropoda) (silk moth)
  • updated core database for Anopheles gambiae PEST
  • updated core database for Caenorhabditis elegans based on WormBase WS220
  • updated cross-references for Anopheles, Aedes, Culex and Pediculus
  • updated peptide compara database
  • updated functional genomics database for Anopheles gambiae
  • updated variation database for Anopheles gambiae
  • updates to include UniParc accessions for all cores

Protists

  • core databases for the following new oomycete genomes:
    • Phytopthora infestans
    • Phytopthora ramorum
    • Phytopthora sojae
  • otherfeatures databases with EST alignments for the following new oomycete genomes:
    • Phytopthora infestans
    • Phytopthora sojae
  • updated peptide compara database
  • updated gene and sequence biomarts

Fungi

  • updated Saccharomyces cerevisiae functional genomics database
  • minor update to gene models for 5 Aspergillus species
  • updated peptide compara database
  • updated gene and sequence biomarts

Bacteria

  • patch for funcgen analyses
  • no other significant updates planned

Plants

  • update to Arabidopsis thaliana variation to include substitution data from WTCHG
  • no other significant updates planned