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What's New in Release 41

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  • Genomes
    • 189 genomes in total from 119 species
  • Updated data
    • Updated pathogen-host interaction data from PHI-base annotated across 43 genomes
    • Update pan-taxonomic compara which includes the protein-coding genes from Leishmania major (updated in release 40)
    • Updated protein domain information based on latest InterProScan
    • Updated BioMarts

Join the Zymoseptoria tritici community annotation project

The gene set for Zymoseptoria tritici, a wheat plant pathogen causing septoria leaf blotch, is currently under review by a team of Z. tritici researchers. This is a collaborative effort supported by EnsemblFungi with the aim of consolidating and improving the existing gene sets. If you would like to get involved, please contact Marc-Henri Lebrun from the National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) in France ( to get started.

Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Course on Fungal Pathogen genomics

Our next annual advanced course on fungal pathogen genomics will be May 2019. See details and registration.

New archive site

Find all the data from the previous release of EnsembProtists at (July 2018).

Ensembl Protists

Ensembl Protists is a browser for protist genomes. A majority of these are taken from the databases of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration (the European Nucleotide Archive at the EBI, GenBank at the NCBI, and the DNA Database of Japan); in some cases, the annotation has been taken directly from the websites of the data generators. Data can be visualised through the Ensembl genome browser and accessed programmatically via our Perl and RESTful APIs. Data is also accessible through public MySQL databases and our FTP site containing full data dumps in FASTA, EMBL, GTF, GFF3, JSON and RDF formats.

Ensembl Genomes is developed by EMBL-EBI and is powered by the Ensembl software system for the analysis and visualisation of genomic data. For details of our funding please click here.

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