e.g. Carboxy* or chx28

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What's New in Release 28

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

  • Updated data
    • Updated protein domain information based on InterProScan 5.13-52.0
    • Updated BioMarts

Future Releases

Release 29 of Ensembl Plants is scheduled for 14th October 2015 - our
intentions for this release can be found here:

Updated assembly 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.

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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