About Brassica napus
Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) was formed ~7,500 years ago by hybridisation between B. rapa and B. oleracea, followed by chromosome doubling, a process known as allopolyploidy. Together with more ancient polyploidsations, this conferred an aggregate 72-fold genome multiplication since the origin of angiosperms and high gene content. Cultivation began in Europe during the Middle Ages and spread worldwide. Diversifying selection gave rise to oilseed rape, swede, fodder rape, and kale morphotypes grown for oil, fodder and food.
Taxonomy ID 3708
Data source GSC
What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.
Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA - GFF3
What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.
More about comparative analyses
Phylogenetic overview of gene families
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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:
What can I find? Microarray annotations.
More about the Ensembl Plants microarray annotation strategy