e.g. PFC0120w or cyto*

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Updated Phaeodactylum tricornutum genome

In collaboration with the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris and the J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, we have re-annotated the genome of the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum. The new annotation was produced using 13,828 non-redundant ESTs, 42 libraries of RNA-Seq generated using Illumina technology and 49 libraries of RNA-Seq data generated under various iron conditions using SoLiD technology, as well as gene models previously predicted in this and related species. The new gene set contains a total of 12,089 protein coding genes, an increase from the 10,402 genes previously predicted. Models have been checked and corrected through a process of manual curation. The gene models have been analysed using InterProScan and Ensembl Compara and are available to explore in Ensembl Protists.


EMBL-EBI and Rothamsted Research have jointly released the PhytoPath portal, a joint project bringing together Ensembl Genomes with PHI-base, a community-curated resource describing the role of genes in pathogenic infection. PhytoPath provides access to genomic and phentoypic data from fungal and oomycete plant pathogens, and has enabled a considerable increase in the coverage of phytopathogen genomes in Ensembl Fungi and Ensembl Protists.

PhytoPath also provides enhanced searching of the PHI-base resource as well as the fungi and protists in Ensembl Genomes.


PhytoPath is funded by the BBSRC.

What's New in Release 26

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  • Updated data
    • Updated protein domain information based on latest InterProScan
    • Updated GO annotation and cross-references to UniProtKB
    • Improved genebuild metadata for existing genomes
    • Updated PHIbase annotation