e.g. Carboxy* or chx28

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What's New in Release 45

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The Track Hub Registry

You can search the Track Hub Registry to find public RNA-Seq studies aligned to plant genomes (read more).

New wheat assembly

Ensembl Plants hosts the latest wheat assembly from the IWGSC (RefSeq v1.0). Current data includes:

  • The IWGSC RefSeq v1.1 gene annotation.
  • Wheat genes were added references to the Wheat Expression Browser and KnetMiner
  • Alignment of 98,270 high confidence genes from the TGACv1 annotation.
  • The Axiom 820K SNP Array from CerealsDB.
  • The Axiom 35K SNP array from CerealsDB.
  • EMS-induced mutations from sequenced TILLING populations (Kronos and Cadenza).
  • Inter-Homeologous Variants (IHVs) between the A, B and D genome components.
  • Assembly to assembly mapping and gene ID mapping to the previous TGAC v1 assembly and annotation.
  • Whole genome alignments to rice, brachypodium and barley.
  • The TGACv1 assembly will still be available at the archived eg37-plants.ensembl.org (Oct2017).

Polyploid View Enabled

Polyploid view for wheat and Emmer Zavitan wheat (Triticum dicoccoides) has been enabled, allowing users to view alignments among multiple wheat components simultaneously.


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.

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The development of resources for wheat is funded by the BBSRC-funded Designing Future Wheat ISP.

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Past Funding

transPLANT, funded by the European Commission within its 7th Framework Programme, under the thematic area "Infrastructures", contract number 283496.

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BBSRC funding for wheat (Triticeae Genomics For Sustainable Agriculture) and barley (UK barley genome sequencing project).

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