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  • There are separate help pages for each Ensembl Genomes portal. For example, for Metazoa, the help pages and documentation can be found here.
  • To use help for a different Ensembl Genomes portal, simply replace the word 'metazoa' in the URL with the names of the other portals (bacteria, fungi, plants, protists).
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Ensembl Genomes

Kersey, P.J. et al. (2012) Ensembl Genomes 2016: more genomes, more complexity. Nucleic Acids Research 44:D574-80.

Kersey, P.J. et al. (2012) Ensembl Genomes: an integrative resource for genome-scale data from non-vertebrate species. Nucleic Acids Research, Database Issue.

Ensembl BioMarts

Kinsella, R.J. et al. (2011) Ensembl BioMarts: a hub for data retrieval across taxonomic space. Database : the Journal of Biological Databases and Curation


Selected databases in Ensembl Genomes have been built by a number of collaborating resources, including the Central Aspergillus REsource (CADRE), Gramene, PomBase, PhytoPath, VectorBase, and WormBase.


Ensembl Genomes is supported by the European Commission  within its 7th Framework Programme, under the thematic area "Infrastructures", contract number 283496 ("transPLANT"); by the award of BBSRC grants BB/F019793/1, BB/1001077/1 and BH/H531519/1; by the award WT090548MA from the Wellcome Trust; and by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.