Ensembl 2009

T J P Hubbard, B L Aken, S Ayling, B Ballester, K Beal, E Bragin, S Brent, Y Chen, P Clapham, L Clarke, G Coates, S Fairley, S Fitzgerald, J Fernandez-Banet, L Gordon, S Graf, S Haider, M Hammond, R Holland, K HoweA Jenkinson, N Johnson, A Kahari, D Keefe, S Keenan, R Kinsella, F Kokocinski, E Kulesha, D Lawson, I Longden, K Megy, P Meidl, B Overduin, A Parker, B Pritchard, D Rios, M Schuster, G Slater, D Smedley, W Spooner, G Spudich, S Trevanion, A Vilella, J Vogel, S White, S Wilder, A Zadissa, E Birney, F Cunningham, V Curwen, R Durbin, X M Fernandez-Suarez, J Herrero, A Kasprzyk, G Proctor, J Smith, S Searle, P Flicek

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The Ensembl project (http://www.ensembl.org) is a comprehensive genome information system featuring an integrated set of genome annotation, databases, and other information for chordate, selected model organism and disease vector genomes. As of release 51 (November 2008), Ensembl fully supports 45 species, and three additional species have preliminary support. New species in the past year include orangutan and six additional low coverage mammalian genomes. Major additions and improvements to Ensembl since our previous report include a major redesign of our website; generation of multiple genome alignments and ancestral sequences using the new Enredo-Pecan-Ortheus pipeline and development of our software infrastructure, particularly to support the Ensembl Genomes project (http://www.ensemblgenomes.org/).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)D690-D697
Number of pages8
JournalNucleic Acids Research
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Early online date25 Nov 2008
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

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