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Nucleic Acids Res. 2012 Jan;40(Database issue):D91-7. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkr895. Epub 2011 Nov 8.

Ensembl Genomes: an integrative resource for genome-scale data from non-vertebrate species.

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  • 1Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SD, UK.


Ensembl Genomes ( is an integrative resource for genome-scale data from non-vertebrate species. The project exploits and extends technology (for genome annotation, analysis and dissemination) developed in the context of the (vertebrate-focused) Ensembl project and provides a complementary set of resources for non-vertebrate species through a consistent set of programmatic and interactive interfaces. These provide access to data including reference sequence, gene models, transcriptional data, polymorphisms and comparative analysis. Since its launch in 2009, Ensembl Genomes has undergone rapid expansion, with the goal of providing coverage of all major experimental organisms, and additionally including taxonomic reference points to provide the evolutionary context in which genes can be understood. Against the backdrop of a continuing increase in genome sequencing activities in all parts of the tree of life, we seek to work, wherever possible, with the communities actively generating and using data, and are participants in a growing range of collaborations involved in the annotation and analysis of genomes.

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