Ensembl Genomes 38 is now live

We’re pleased to announce the latest release from Ensembl Genomes. There’s new and updated genome assemblies available for lots of plant and non-vertebrate metazoan species now available. Find out more:



  • Eight new genome assemblies and annotation now available for:
  • Updated genome assemblies for Sorghum bicolor, peach (Prunus persica), and soybean (Glycine max)
  • Updated gene models for Oryza sativa Japonica Group (rice)
  • New transposable elements for maize (Zea mays) provided by Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

FungiProtists and Bacteria

  • New references to the Rhea database linked to EC (Enzyme Commission).

For more details, see our release page.