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What's New in Release 58

  • Assembly and gene set data updated
    • Dermacentor silvarum (Tick, GCA_013339745.2)
    • Dermacentor silvarum (Tick) - The older GCA_013339745.1 assembly version is now removed as of current release 58.
    • Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Brown dog tick, GCA_013339695.2)
  • Updated gene sets
  • New assembly for existing species
  • New species
    • Adelges cooleyi (Spruce gall adelgid, GCA_023614345.1)
    • Aethina tumida (Small hive beetle, GCA_024364675.1)
    • Amblyteles armatorius (Parasitic wasp, GCA_933228735.1)
    • Ancistrocerus nigricornis (Potter wasp, GCA_916049575.1)
    • Bombus huntii (Hunt's bumblebee, GCA_024542735.1)
    • Bombus vancouverensis nearcticus (Montane Bumble Bee, GCA_011952275.1)
    • Cataglyphis hispanica (Desert ant, GCA_021464435.1)
    • Crassostrea angulata (Portuguese oyster, GCA_025612915.2)
    • Cryptotermes secundus (Drywood termite, GCA_002891405.2)
    • Daktulosphaira vitifoliae (Grape phylloxera, GCA_025091365.1)
    • Dreissena polymorpha (Zebra mussle, GCA_020536995.1)
    • Glyphotaelius pellucidus (Caddisflies, GCA_936435175.1)
    • Ichneumon xanthorius (Ichneumon wasp, GCA_917499995.1)
    • Limnephilus lunatus (Caddisflies, GCA_917563855.2)
    • Limnephilus marmoratus (Caddisflies, GCA_917880885.1)
    • Limnephilus rhombicus (Caddisflies, GCA_929108145.2)
    • Limnoperna fortunei (Golden mussle, GCA_944474755.1)
    • Lineus longissimus (Bootlace worm, GCA_910592395.2)
    • Macrosteles quadrilineatus (Aster leafhopper, GCA_028750875.1)
    • Mya arenaria (Soft-shell clam, GCA_026914265.1)
    • Oppia nitens (Oribatid soil mite, GCA_028296485.1)
    • Ostrea edulis (European flat oyster, GCA_023158985.1)
    • Panonychus citri (Citrus red mite, GCA_014898815.1)
    • Patella pellucida (Blue-rayed limpet, GCA_917208275.1)
    • Patella vulgata (Common limpet, GCA_932274485.1)
    • Schistocerca cancellata (South American locust, GCA_023864275.2)
    • Schistocerca gregaria (Grasshoppers, GCA_023897955.2)
    • Schistocerca nitens (Vagrant locust, GCA_023898315.2)
    • Schistocerca piceifrons (Central American locust, GCA_021461385.2)
    • Schistocerca serialis cubense (Grasshoppers, GCA_023864345.3)
    • Varroa jacobsoni (Varroa mite, GCA_002532875.1)
  • Updated BioMarts for all gene and variation data
  • Updated pan-taxonomic gene trees and homologies
  • *Patched *
    • Schistocerca americana (American locust, GCA_021461395.2) - Fixed issue with DNA masking affecting protein tree display.
  • Planned updates
    • Release 59:
    • Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Brown dog tick) - The older GCA_013339695.1 assembly version to be removed from Release 59.
    • Daphnia pulex (Water flea) - The older GCA_000187875.1 assembly to be removed from Release 59.
    • Hydra vulgaris (Swiftwater hydra) - The older GCA_000004095.1 assembly to be removed from Release 59.
    • Octopus bimaculoides (California two-spot octopus) - The older GCA_
      001194135.1 assembly with RefSeq and community annotations both to be removed from Release 59.
    • Release 60:
    • Athalia rosa (Coleseed sawfly) - The GCA_000344095.2 assembly to be removed from Release 60.
    • Melitaea cinxia (Glanville fritillary) - The older GCA_000716385.1 assembly to be removed from Release 60.

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Archive sites

Archive of release 56 of EnsemblMetazoa: eg56-metazoa.ensembl.org (Feb 2023)

Archive of release 52 of EnsemblMetazoa: eg52-metazoa.ensembl.org (Dec 2021)

Archive of release 49 of EnsemblMetazoa: eg49-metazoa.ensembl.org (Dec 2020)

Archive of release 45 of EnsemblMetazoa: eg45-metazoa.ensembl.org (Sep 2019)

Archive of release 40 of EnsemblMetazoa: eg40-metazoa.ensembl.org (July 2018)

Archive of release 37 of EnsemblMetazoa: eg37-metazoa.ensembl.org (Oct 2017)


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