e.g. Carboxy* or chx28

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What's New in Release 25

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StatsWe now generate stats for all our whole genome alignments (e.g. for Brachypodium vs. Barley. The full set can be browsed on the genomic alignments page.

Future Releases

Release 26 of Ensembl Genomes is scheduled for 17th March 2015. For more details, see the release intentions.

Updated assembly for wheat

The bread wheat assembly included in release 25 of Ensembl Plants has been updated by ordering the existing Chromosome Survey Sequence (CSS) contigs into chromosomal pseudomolecules. This was done using anchoring data from high marker density population sequencing (POPSEQ) generated by IPK Gatersleben [1] and processed at TGAC.

The resulting set of chromosomes have been combined with the IWGSC's BAC by BAC assembly and annotation of chromosome 3B, generated by the GDEC group at INRA [2], which replaces the CSS-derived assembly and annotation of 3B.

The contig level gene models (MIPS version 2.2) were projected to the chromosome pseudomolecules using the Assembly Converter Tool. Where possible, the MIPS genes are viewable as an additional track on 3B.

The anchoring process (with the exception of 3B) places 1,290,751 CSS contigs into chromosomal pseudomolecules for a total length of 4,237,502,413 bp. Ensembl Plants also incorporates 261,251 unanchored scaffolds, with cumulative length of 1,307,508,887 bp.

Ensembl Plants is developed in coordination with other plant genomics and bioinformatics groups via the EBI's role in the transPLANT consortium. The transPLANT project is funded by the European Commission within its 7th Framework Programme, under the thematic area "Infrastructures", contract number 283496.

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Wheat genomics resources are developed as part of our involvement in the consortium Triticeae Genomics For Sustainable Agriculture. Barley genomics resources are funded through the UK barley genome sequencing project. Both projects are funded by the BBSRC.

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Databases are constructed in a direct collaboration with the Gramene resource, funded by the United States National Science Foundation award #1127112. Read more about our collaboration with Gramene.

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