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What's New in Release 54

Updated data

  • Assembly and gene set data updated
    • Crassostrea gigas (Pacific oyster, GCA_902806645.1)
    • Anopheles atroparvus (Anopheles maculipennis mosquito complex, GCA_914969975.1) (N.B. The older GCA_000473505.1 assembly will be removed from the Release 56)
  • Updated gene sets
    • Dendroctonus ponderosae (Mountain pine beetle, GCA_000355655.1)
  • New species
    • Agrilus planipennis (The emerald ash borer, GCA_000699045.2)
    • Anneissia japonica (Crinoid, GCA_011630105.1)
    • Aphidius gifuensis (Endoparasitoid wasp, GCA_014905175.1)
    • Aplysia californica (California sea hare, GCA_000002075.2)
    • Athalia rosae (Turnip sawfly, GCA_000344095.2)
    • Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental fruit fly, GCA_000789215.2)
    • Bactrocera latifrons (Solanum fruit fly, GCA_001853355.1)
    • Bactrocera tryoni (Queensland fruit fly, GCA_016617805.2)
    • Centruroides sculpturatus (Arizona bark scorpion, GCA_000671375.2)
    • Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly, GCA_000347755.4)
    • Copidosoma floridanum (Parasitoid wasp, GCA_000648655.2)
    • Cotesia glomerata (White butterfly parasite, GCA_020080835.1)
    • Crassostrea virginica (Eastern oyster, GCA_002022765.4)
    • Dendronephthya gigantea (Soft coral, GCA_004324835.1)
    • Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus (House dust mite, GCA_001901225.2)
    • Diabrotica virgifera (Western Corn rootworm, GCA_003013835.2)
    • Diuraphis noxia (Russian wheat aphid, GCA_001186385.1)
    • Gigantopelta aegis (Hydrothermal deep sea snail, GCA_016097555.1)
    • Hermetia illucens (Black soldier fly, GCA_905115235.1)
    • Hydra vulgaris (Hydroid, GCA_000004095.1)
    • Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Colorado potato beetle, GCA_000500325.2)
    • Limulus polyphemus (Atlantic horseshoe crab, GCA_000517525.1)
    • Lytechinus variegatus (Green sea urchin, GCA_018143015.1)
    • Metaseiulus occidentalis (Spider mite, GCA_000255335.1)
    • Monomorium pharaonis (Pharaoh ant, GCA_013373865.2)
    • Onthophagus taurus (Taurus scarab bettle, GCA_000648695.2)
    • Ooceraea biroi (Clonal raider ant, GCA_003672135.1)
    • Orbicella faveolata (Mountainous star coral, GCA_002042975.1)
    • Orussus abietinus (Parasitic wood wasp, GCA_000612105.2)
    • Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Common house spider, GCA_000365465.3)
    • Penaeus monodon (Giant tiger prawn, GCA_015228065.1)
    • Phlebotomus perniciosus (Sand fly, GCA_918844115.1)
    • Pocillopora damicornis (Cauliflower coral, GCA_003704095.1)
    • Pomacea canaliculata (Golden apple snail, GCA_003073045.1)
    • Priapulus caudatus (Penis worm, GCA_000485595.2)
    • Rhagoletis pomonella (Railroad worm, GCA_013731165.1)
    • Rhopalosiphum maidis (Corn leaf aphid, GCA_003676215.3)
    • Saccoglossus kowalevskii (Acorn worm, GCA_000003605.1)
    • Sipha flava (Yellow sugarcane aphid, GCA_003268045.1)
    • Stylophora pistillata (Smooth cauliflower coral, GCA_002571385.1)
    • Trichogramma pretiosum (Endoparasitoid wasp, GCA_000599845.3
  • Updated BioMarts for all gene and variation data
  • Updated pan-taxonomic gene trees and homologies

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Archive sites

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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