What's New in Release 39
- New features:
- Updated data
- Updated gene names for O. sativa using from database sources such as CGSNL, Oryzabase and Rap-DB.
- Updated protein features for all (nearly 2 million) plant proteins using InterProScan with version 67 of InterPro.
- Updated BioMarts for all gene and variation data.
- 26 new and updated functional genomic databases (example for Arabidopsis).
- Tandem repeats annotated by the TRF program are no longer used to soft- and hardmask the genome sequences. This affects sequences retrieved via the API and the files on the FTP site.
New Ensembl Genomes Archive Sites
Ensembl Genomes now has archive sites for all divisions:
allowing researchers to access data from old releases and display track hubs for previous assemblies. Archive sites are searchable and have BioMarts available. Archival REST servers will not initially be available, but will be added in future.
The first release of the archive sites contains content from Release 37. New archive sites will be released at least once a year, under URLs indicating the date of the data they contain.The previously existing archive for Ensembl Plants, http://archive.plants.ensembl.org, will continue to be available at this URL, but also as http://mar2016-plants.ensembl.org, in accordance with the new naming scheme. As previously, data from all recent releases will continue to be available for download at ftp://ftp.ensemblgenomes.org.
Polyploid View Enabled
26 new and updated functional genomic databases (example for Arabidopsis).
New Arabidopsis variation data from the 1001 Genomes Project
We have upgraded our representation of genetic variation in Arabidopsis thaliana, incorporating the full data set from the 1001 Genomes Project, covering more than 10 million variant loci across 1,135 samples (Cell 2016).
Ensembl Plants datasets 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.
The development of resources for wheat is funded by the BBSRC-funded Designing Future Wheat ISP.