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Ensembl Genomes

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Short name Ensembl Genomes
Full name Ensembl Genome Annotation System
Description The Ensembl genome annotation system has been used for the annotation, analysis and display of vertebrate genomes, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and invertebrate metazoa, enabling users to use a single collection of (interactive and programatic) interfaces for accessing and comparing genome-scale data from species of scientific interest from across the taxonomy.
URL http://ensemblgenomes.org/
Year founded 2009
Last update & version 2015-12-01    v30.0
Availability Free to all users
University/Institution hosted European Bioinformatics Institute
Address The Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SD, UK
City Cambridge
Province/State Cambridgeshire
Country/Region United Kingdom
Contact name Paul Julian Kersey
Contact email pkersey@ebi.ac.uk
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Keyword(s)
  • genome annotation
Publication(s)
  • Ensembl Genomes 2016: more genomes, more complexity. [PMID: 26578574]

    Paul Julian Kersey, James E Allen, Irina Armean, Sanjay Boddu, Bruce J Bolt, Denise Carvalho-Silva, Mikkel Christensen, Paul Davis, Lee J Falin, Christoph Grabmueller, Jay Humphrey, Arnaud Kerhornou, Julia Khobova, Naveen K Aranganathan, Nicholas Langridge, Ernesto Lowy, Mark D McDowall, Uma Maheswari, Michael Nuhn, Chuang Kee Ong, Bert Overduin, Michael Paulini, Helder Pedro, Emily Perry, Giulietta Spudich, Electra Tapanari, Brandon Walts, Gareth Williams, Marcela Tello-Ruiz, Joshua Stein, Sharon Wei, Doreen Ware, Daniel M Bolser, Kevin L Howe, Eugene Kulesha, Daniel Lawson, Gareth Maslen, Daniel M Staines
    Nucleic acids research 2016:44(D1)
    3 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-01-29)

    Abstract: Ensembl Genomes (http://www.ensemblgenomes.org) is an integrating resource for genome-scale data from non-vertebrate species, complementing the resources for vertebrate genomics developed in the context of the Ensembl project (http://www.ensembl.org). Together, the two resources provide a consistent set of programmatic and interactive interfaces to a rich range of data including reference sequence, gene models, transcriptional data, genetic variation and comparative analysis. This paper provides an update to the previous publications about the resource, with a focus on recent developments. These include the development of new analyses and views to represent polyploid genomes (of which bread wheat is the primary exemplar); and the continued up-scaling of the resource, which now includes over 23 000 bacterial genomes, 400 fungal genomes and 100 protist genomes, in addition to 55 genomes from invertebrate metazoa and 39 genomes from plants. This dramatic increase in the number of included genomes is one part of a broader effort to automate the integration of archival data (genome sequence, but also associated RNA sequence data and variant calls) within the context of reference genomes and make it available through the Ensembl user interfaces. © The Author(s) 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Nucleic Acids Research.

  • Ensembl Genomes 2013: scaling up access to genome-wide data. [PMID: 24163254]

    Paul Julian Kersey, James E Allen, Mikkel Christensen, Paul Davis, Lee J Falin, Christoph Grabmueller, Daniel Seth Toney Hughes, Jay Humphrey, Arnaud Kerhornou, Julia Khobova, Nicholas Langridge, Mark D McDowall, Uma Maheswari, Gareth Maslen, Michael Nuhn, Chuang Kee Ong, Michael Paulini, Helder Pedro, Iliana Toneva, Mary Ann Tuli, Brandon Walts, Gareth Williams, Derek Wilson, Ken Youens-Clark, Marcela K Monaco, Joshua Stein, Xuehong Wei, Doreen Ware, Daniel M Bolser, Kevin Lee Howe, Eugene Kulesha, Daniel Lawson, Daniel Michael Staines
    Nucleic acids research 2014:42(Database issue)
    85 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-01-18)

    Abstract: Ensembl Genomes (http://www.ensemblgenomes.org) is an integrating resource for genome-scale data from non-vertebrate species. The project exploits and extends technologies for genome annotation, analysis and dissemination, developed in the context of the vertebrate-focused Ensembl project, and provides a complementary set of resources for non-vertebrate species through a consistent set of programmatic and interactive interfaces. These provide access to data including reference sequence, gene models, transcriptional data, polymorphisms and comparative analysis. This article provides an update to the previous publications about the resource, with a focus on recent developments. These include the addition of important new genomes (and related data sets) including crop plants, vectors of human disease and eukaryotic pathogens. In addition, the resource has scaled up its representation of bacterial genomes, and now includes the genomes of over 9000 bacteria. Specific extensions to the web and programmatic interfaces have been developed to support users in navigating these large data sets. Looking forward, analytic tools to allow targeted selection of data for visualization and download are likely to become increasingly important in future as the number of available genomes increases within all domains of life, and some of the challenges faced in representing bacterial data are likely to become commonplace for eukaryotes in future.

  • Ensembl Genomes: an integrative resource for genome-scale data from non-vertebrate species. [PMID: 22067447]

    Paul J Kersey, Daniel M Staines, Daniel Lawson, Eugene Kulesha, Paul Derwent, Jay C Humphrey, Daniel S T Hughes, Stephan Keenan, Arnaud Kerhornou, Gautier Koscielny, Nicholas Langridge, Mark D McDowall, Karine Megy, Uma Maheswari, Michael Nuhn, Michael Paulini, Helder Pedro, Iliana Toneva, Derek Wilson, Andrew Yates, Ewan Birney
    Nucleic acids research 2012:40(Database issue)
    87 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-01-18)

    Abstract: Ensembl Genomes (http://www.ensemblgenomes.org) is an integrative resource for genome-scale data from non-vertebrate species. The project exploits and extends technology (for genome annotation, analysis and dissemination) developed in the context of the (vertebrate-focused) Ensembl project and provides a complementary set of resources for non-vertebrate species through a consistent set of programmatic and interactive interfaces. These provide access to data including reference sequence, gene models, transcriptional data, polymorphisms and comparative analysis. Since its launch in 2009, Ensembl Genomes has undergone rapid expansion, with the goal of providing coverage of all major experimental organisms, and additionally including taxonomic reference points to provide the evolutionary context in which genes can be understood. Against the backdrop of a continuing increase in genome sequencing activities in all parts of the tree of life, we seek to work, wherever possible, with the communities actively generating and using data, and are participants in a growing range of collaborations involved in the annotation and analysis of genomes.

  • Ensembl Genomes: extending Ensembl across the taxonomic space. [PMID: 19884133]

    P J Kersey, D Lawson, E Birney, P S Derwent, M Haimel, J Herrero, S Keenan, A Kerhornou, G Koscielny, A Kähäri, R J Kinsella, E Kulesha, U Maheswari, K Megy, M Nuhn, G Proctor, D Staines, F Valentin, A J Vilella, A Yates
    Nucleic acids research 2010:38(Database issue)
    118 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-01-18)

    Abstract: Ensembl Genomes (http://www.ensemblgenomes.org) is a new portal offering integrated access to genome-scale data from non-vertebrate species of scientific interest, developed using the Ensembl genome annotation and visualisation platform. Ensembl Genomes consists of five sub-portals (for bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and invertebrate metazoa) designed to complement the availability of vertebrate genomes in Ensembl. Many of the databases supporting the portal have been built in close collaboration with the scientific community, which we consider as essential for maintaining the accuracy and usefulness of the resource. A common set of user interfaces (which include a graphical genome browser, FTP, BLAST search, a query optimised data warehouse, programmatic access, and a Perl API) is provided for all domains. Data types incorporated include annotation of (protein and non-protein coding) genes, cross references to external resources, and high throughput experimental data (e.g. data from large scale studies of gene expression and polymorphism visualised in their genomic context). Additionally, extensive comparative analysis has been performed, both within defined clades and across the wider taxonomy, and sequence alignments and gene trees resulting from this can be accessed through the site.

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genome annotation

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  • Created on: 2015-06-20
  • Curated by:
    • Mengwei Li [2016-02-21]
    • Lin Liu [2016-01-29]
    • Zhang Zhang [2016-01-18]
    • Lin Liu [2016-01-04]
    • Jian Sang [2015-12-11]
    • Lina Ma [2015-06-29]
    • Jian Sang [2015-06-27]
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