Release Intentions

  • New data
    • New load of fungi genomes from ENA
    • New Beauveria bassiana ARSEF 8028 genome
  • Updated data
    • Updated BioMarts
    • Updated protein features
    • Updated peptide pipeline
    • Updated PHI-base 4.3 annotations for ENA imported genomes

Release Notes (Brief)

Release 37 includes a complete re-load of fungal species from the European Nucleotide Archive along with a few species updated manually. Non-coding RNA gene predictions are available for all species, along with updated biomarts and peptide features.

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What's New in Release 37

  • Genomes
    • 811 genomes from 523 species
    • 79 new genomes added, 12 genomes renamed and 395 genomes have updated annotation since release 36
    • New Beauveria bassiana ARSEF 8028 genome
    • Updated annotation for Verticillium dahliae JR2
    • Updated UTR annotation for Fusarium graminearum str PH-1
  • New data
    • ncRNA alignments and gene predictions for all fungal species
  • Updated data
    • Updated BioMarts
    • Updated protein features
    • Updated phenotypic annotation from PHI-base 4.3 for some species

Future Releases



PhytoPath is a joint project between EMBL-EBI and Rothamsted Research, funded by the BBSRC, linking genomic and phenotoypic data of fungal and oomycete plant pathogens.

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Ensembl Fungi

Ensembl Fungi is a browser for fungal genomes. A majority of these are taken from the databases of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (the European Nucleotide Archive at the EBI, GenBank at the NCBI, and the DNA Database of Japan); in some cases, the annotation has been taken directly from the websites of the data generators.

Data access

Data can be visualised through the Ensembl genome browser and accessed programmatically via our Perl and RESTful APIs. Data is also accessible through public MySQL databases and our FTP site containing full data dumps in FASTA, EMBL, GTF, GFF3, JSON and RDF formats.

Citing Ensembl Genomes

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Kersey PJ, et al. Ensembl Genomes 2016: more genomes, more complexity. Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Jan;44(D1) D574-80. doi:10.1093/nar/gkv1209. PMID: 26578574; PMCID: PMC4702859.