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What's New in Release 46

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"High confidence" orthologs are calculated using a range of methods, including gene order conservation and congruence with whole genome alignments.

  • Updated data
    • Updated protein features for all species using InterProScan with version 75 of InterPro
    • Updated BioMarts for all gene and variation data
    • Updated metazoa gene trees and homologies
    • Updated pan-taxonomic gene trees and homologies
  • Updated species
    • Drosophila melanogaster (BDGP6.28 FB2019_03)
  • Bulk import from VectorBase project
    • Updated species
      • Aedes aegypti Liverpool (LVP) strain replaced with Liverpool AGWG (LVP_AGWG) strain (AaegL3 to AaegL5)
      • Anopheles darlingi (minor updates: AdarC3.5 to AdarC3.8)
      • Anopheles gambiae (minor updates: AgamP4.7 to AgamP4.12)
      • Culex quinquefasciatus (minor updates: CpipJ2.3 to CpipJ2.4)
      • Ixodes scapularis (minor updates: IscaW1.5 to IscaW1.6)
      • Leptotrombidium deliense (minor updates: LdelU1.0 to LdelU1.1 )
      • Pediculus humanus (minor updates: PhumU2.2 to PhumU2.4)
      • Rhodnius prolixus (minor updates: RproC3.2 to RproC3.3 )
    • New species
      • Aedes albopictus (AaloF1)
      • Anopheles albimanus (AalbS2)
      • Anopheles arabiensis (AaraD1)
      • Anopheles atroparvus (AatrE3)
      • Anopheles coluzzii (Mali-NIH strain, AcolM1)
      • Anopheles coluzzii (Ngousso strain, AcolN1)
      • Anopheles culicifacies (AculA1)
      • Anopheles dirus (AdirW1)
      • Anopheles epiroticus (AepiE1)
      • Anopheles farauti (AfarF2)
      • Anopheles funestus (AfunF3)
      • Anopheles maculatus (AmacM1)
      • Anopheles melas (AmelC2)
      • Anopheles merus (AmerM2)
      • Anopheles minimus (AminM1)
      • Anopheles quadriannulatus (AquaS1)
      • Anopheles sinensis (SINENSIS strain, AsinS2)
      • Anopheles sinensis (China strain, AsinC2)
      • Anopheles stephensi (SDA-500 strain, AsteS1)
      • Anopheles stephensi (Indian strain, AsteI2)
      • Biomphalaria glabrata (BglaB1)
      • Cimex lectularius (ClecH1)
      • Glossina austeni (GausT1)
      • Glossina brevipalpis (GbreI1)
      • Glossina fuscipes (GfusI1)
      • Glossina morsitans (GmorY1)
      • Glossina pallidipes (GpalI1)
      • Glossina palpalis (GpapI1)
      • Ixodes scapularis (ISE6 cell line, IscaI1)
      • Lutzomyia longipalpis (LlonJ1)
      • Musca domestica (MdomA1)
      • Phlebotomus papatasi (PpapI1)
      • Stomoxys calcitrans (ScalU1)
    • Missing
      • Anopheles Christyi (scheduled for the Ensembl Metzoa 47 release)

Future Releases

  • Anopheles Christyi (scheduled for the Ensembl Metzoa 47 release)

Archive sites

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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The biting midge genome resequencing and annotation is funding by a grant from the Bioinformatics and Biological Resources Fund of the United Kingdom Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (grant number BB/M028372/1) to The Pirbright Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute.

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