e.g. Carboxy* or chx28

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What's New in Release 30

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StatsYes, we have inferred the evolutionary history for every gene in banana (e.g. for Xaa-Pro dipeptidase)

New data

  • New EMS derived mutation data for Sorghum bicolor
  • New Variation data for Oryza glumaepatula

Updated data

  • Updated Oryza longistaminata assembly and annotations annotations
  • Updated Compara gene trees
  • Updated BioMarts
  • Updated Protein domain information based on the latest release of InterProScan

New features

  • SIFT scores added for barley variation (example; SIFT is now also available in the Variant Effect Predictor)

Training Course in Bioinformatics of Plants and Plant Pathogens

A training course on the Bioinformatics of Plants and Plant Pathogens will be held at EBI from 23rd-25th June, 2016. Please click here for more details and to register.

HMMER search

Looking for a plant protein? There is now a new fast protein sequence search in Ensembl Plants, using the Hidden Markov Models (using the search tool HMMER). Just click on the 'HMMER' link in the Ensembl Plants banner (or go directly from here), and add your query sequence in plain text or FASTA format.

Updated assemblies for wheat

The bread wheat assembly included in Ensembl Plants from release 25 onwards 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 Chapman et al. 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, which replaces the CSS-derived assembly and annotation of 3B. The contig level gene models from the CSS assembly (version 2.2, provided by the PGSB group at the German Center for Environmental Health) were projected to the chromosome pseudomolecules using the Ensembl Assembly Converter Tool. For chromosome 3B, the GDEC-derived models have replaced the PGSB annotations are primary but where mappable, the PGSB genes are viewable as an additional track.

Additionally, an improved assembly generated by The Genome Analysis Centre, Norwich as part of the BBSRC funded project, Triticeae Genomics for Sustainable Agriculture, is now available on the Ensembl Plants Pre-Site. This assembly is not yet fully annotated by 91% of the previously annotated genes have been mapped to the new assembly, accompanied by substaintial RNA-seq data. Full annotation will become available in the following months.

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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