Ensembl Genomes 14 has been released!

The Ensembl Genomes Project is pleased to announce release 14 of Ensembl Genomes.

This release contains 11 new genomes, bringing the total genomes supported to 352. Main highlights are:


* Four new genomes in Ensembl Protists: the ciliate protozoa Tetrahymena thermophila; two oomycetes pathogens of the model plant Arabidopsis thalianaHyaloperonospora arabidopsidis and Albugo laibachii; and Entamoeba histolytica, a parasitic protozoan that infects primates, including humans.

* The addition of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), foxtail millet (Setaria italica), and a disease resistant rice (Oryza brachyantha) to Ensembl Plants. Tomato has now been added to the pan-taxonomic comparative analysis, and synteny data is available for the Oryza genomes. Two new variation datasets covering the Maize HapMap 2 project and African rice (Oryza glaberrima) are now available.

* Two new species, Monarch butterly (Danaus plexippus) and the Postman butterfly (Heliconius melpomene), have been added to Ensembl Metazoa. Updated gene sets are now available for Aedes aegyptiCulex quinquefasciatusIxodes scapularis and Caenorhabditis elegans. The underlying genome assembly for Caenorhabditis briggsae has been updated, and a new gene set is provided. Whole genome DNA alignments (LASTZ and translated BLAT) have been prepared between C. elegans and the six other nematodes.

* Two new species in Ensembl Fungi: Sclerotinia sclerotorium and Botryotinia fuckeliana. Projection of manual GO (Gene Ontology) annotation from S. pombe and S. cerevisiae to other species based on protein homology is now available.

* Software migration to Ensembl 67

The Ensembl Genomes Team

3 thoughts on “Ensembl Genomes 14 has been released!

  1. I’m using BWA through iPlant for the alignment of maize ChIP-seq data. It uses maize genome sequence from Ensembl 14. So, in Ensembl 14, what is the version of maize genome sequence? Since I want to visualize the BAM files in IGV, IGV has 2 versions of maize genome sequence, B73 4a.53 and ZmB73 5a. Which version should I use for the sequence from Ensembl 14. My concerns are coordinates and gene annotations. Please let me know. Thanks!!!

  2. It is always interesting to see different species being sequenced. I think we should sequence as many species as we can so that we can construct an evolutionary tree of all creeping things on the face of the earth.