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What's New in Release 53

Updated data

  • Assembly and gene set data updated
    • Acyrthosiphon pisum (Pea aphid, GCA_005508785.1)
    • Anoplophora glabripennis (Asian long-horned beetle, GCA_000390285.2)
    • Bombus impatiens (Common eastern bumblebee, GCA_000188095.4)
    • Bombyx mori (Domestic silkworm, GCA_014905235.2)
    • Danaus plexippus (Monarch butterfly, GCA_009731565.1)
    • Glossina fuscipes (Tsetse fly, GCA_014805625.1)
    • Solenopsis invicta (Red fire ant, GCA_016802725.1)
    • Sarcoptes scabiei (Itch mite, GCA_014595675.1)
    • Teleopsis dalmanni (Malaysian stalk-eyed fly, GCA_002237135.2)
  • New assemblies
    • Culex quinquefasciatus (Southern house mosquito, GCA_015732765.1)
    • Ixodes scapularis (Black-legged tick, GCA_016920785.2)
    • Dermacentor silvarum (Ticks, GCA_013339745.1)
    • Rhipicephalus microplus (Southern cattle tick, GCA_013339725.1)
    • Rhipicephalus sanguineus (Brown dog tick, GCA_013339695.1)
    • Haemaphysalis longicornis (Longhorned tick, GCA_013339765.1)
    • Hyalomma asiaticum (Ticks, GCA_013339685.1)
    • Ixodes persulcatus (Taiga tick, GCA_013358835.1)
  • Data synchronised with WormBase and WormBase ParaSite:
  • Updated assemblies and gene sets
    • Schistosoma mansoni
  • Updated gene sets
    • Brugia malayi
    • Caenorhabditis brenneri
    • Caenorhabditis briggsae
    • Caenorhabditis elegans
    • Caenorhabditis japonica
    • Caenorhabditis remanei
    • Onchocerca volvulus
    • Pristionchus pacificus
    • Strongyloides ratti
  • New species
    • Ascaris suum
    • Hymenolepis microstoma
    • Trichuris muris
    • Necator americanus
  • Updated protein features for all species using InterProScan with version 86 of InterPro
  • Updated BioMarts for all gene and variation data
  • Updated pan-taxonomic gene trees and homologies

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Note: species that already exist on this site will continue to be updated with the full range of annotations.


The Ensembl Rapid Release website provides annotation for recently produced, publicly available vertebrate and non-vertebrate genomes from biodiversity initiatives such as Darwin Tree of Life, the Vertebrate Genomes Project and the Earth BioGenome Project.

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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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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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