e.g. Carboxy* or chx28

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What's New in Release 26

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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 genomes
  • New data
  • Updated data
    • Peptide comparative genomics data across all species.
    • Projection of manual GO annotation from Arabidopsis thaliana to 1:1 orthologues in all other plant species.
    • Projection of manually assigned gene names and descriptions from Arabidopsis thaliana to 1:1 orthologues in all other dicotyledons species.
    • Renamed the unordered barley chromosomes.

A training course will be held at the EBI, 1st-3rd July, with a focus on exploring plant variation data. Organised as part of the transPLANT project, the course will contain tutorials and lecutures from staff from many of the leading European institutes working with plant informatics data, including the Ensembl Plants team but also trainers from from the German Research Center for Environmental Health in Munich (the maintainers of PlantsDB), Wageningen University, The Genome Analysis Centre in Norwich, The Gregor Mendel Institute in Vienna, and from two SMEs, Biogemma and Keygene. This exciting course is highly subsidised and we advise early registration. Please click here for more information.

Updated assembly for wheat

The bread wheat assembly included in release 26 of Ensembl Plants has been updated from the previous version 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 Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research in Gatersleben [1] and processed at The Centre for Genome Analysis in Norwich.

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 (PGSB - formerly known as MIPS - version 2.2) were projected to the chromosome pseudomolecules using the Assembly Converter Tool. Where possible, the PGSB 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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