New assembly for wheat:

This release of Ensembl Plants hosts the latest wheat assembly from the IWGSC (IWGSC RefSeq v1.0 and IWGSC RefSeq annotation v1.0). Current data includes:

  • The Axiom 820K SNP Array from CerealsDB.
  • EMS-induced mutations from sequenced TILLING populations (Kronos and Cadensa).
  • Assembly to assembly mapping and gene ID mapping to the previous TGAC v1 assembly and annotation.
  • Whole genome alignments to rice, brachypodium and barley.
  • The TGACv1 assembly will still be availble via the Ensembl Plants archive site.

Release Intentions

  • Release scheduled for 4th July 2018
  • Update to Ensembl 93 software
  • Removal of MySQL databases from release 31 from the public MySQL server

Release Notes Outline

  • Released 17th July 2018
  • Update to Ensembl 93 software
  • Removal of MySQL databases from release 31 from the public MySQL server

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What's New in Release 40 (July 2018)

This release of Ensembl Bacteria has no significant updates.

Release 40 of Ensembl Fungi has no significant updates since the last release. It has a a total of 811 genomes from 523 species.

No significant updates for this release.

Release 40 of Ensembl Plants adds the largest genome sequence ever assembled, the IWGSC RefSeq v1.0 wheat genome assembly. Analysis and additional data for wheat includes, gene trees computed against more than 50 other species, whole genome alignments to barley, brachy, rice and between components, and nearly a million variations across several hundred samples from CerealsDB.

Three new genomes have also been added in this release, including two legumes, and six of our existing species have been updated to the latest publicly available assembly versions.

This release of Ensembl Protists contains updated gene annotation for Leishmania major (GCA_000002725.2) along with gene trees, homologies and gene families. There are a total of 189 genomes from 119 species.