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Crop Science Seminar: Ensembl Plants - An Overview

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  • UserGuy Naamati, Ensembl Plants Project Leader World_link
  • ClockWednesday 11 May 2022, 10:30-11:30
  • HouseOnline.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Katherine Maltby.

Ensembl Plants is a genome centric platform for visualisation and analysis of plant genomics data, with over 100 species currently displayed (May 2022). The Ensembl platform is used to access and visualize genomes through our web browser, API and BioMart tools. We also provide comparative genomics and variation effect predictions to support functional analyses.

We currently host the wheat Pan Genome (, with genes projected from the reference IWGSC assembly v1.0 and de novo genes for nine of the chromosome level assemblies. In addition to displaying these genomes in our genome browser we have run our comparison analysis pipeline (Compara) to create a wheat specific gene tree which includes the de novo genes and also genes from other wheat relatives and progenitors. We are currently working on multiple whole genome alignments for the wheat cultivars which will be a useful resource for wheat breeders and scientists.

This talk will give an overall view of Ensembl and how to use it, with an emphasis on wheat and the wheat pan genome.

Due to having to go online, we are restricting the talks to University of Cambridge and alumni to keep them as informal as possible.

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This talk is part of the Plant Sciences Departmental Seminars series.

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