What can you find in Ensembl Genomes?

The current Ensembl Genomes portals (as of March 2012) are summarised below. They are: Ensembl Metazoa, Plants, Protists, Fungi and Bacteria. New genomes are added to the project with each release.

Ensembl Metazoa

Contains data from non-chordate metazoan species, including species annotated by WormBase, FlyBase and VectorBase: worms, flies and arthropod vectors of human pathogens.

Ensembl Plants 

Developed jointly with Gramene (a resource for plant genomics based at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) and contains data for flowering plants, both monocots and dicots, mosses and algae. We have a number of different rice species and strains, as well as a comprehensive wheat genome.

Ensembl Protists

Includes the genomes of a number of Apicomplexa species (including the causative agents of malaria), Leishmania major, the slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum, as well as other diatom and pathogenic species. Some Ensembl Protists species have phenotype and other functional annotation provided by Phytopath. Some genomes are imported directly from the INSDC.

Ensembl Fungi

Includes the genomes of model species such as Sacchromyces cerevisiae, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, and Neurospora crassa, as well as a number of phytopathogens. Some Ensembl Fungi species have phenotype and other functional annotation provided by Phytopath. Some genomes are imported directly from the INSDC.

Ensembl Bacteria

Ensembl Bacteria has over 50,000 bacterial and archaeal genomes, with many species and strains represented by multiple genomes. All of these, including their annotation, are imported directly from the INSDC.