Gramene build 32 released Print
Written by Virginia Gonzalez   
Monday, 06 December 2010 18:22

The Gramene team is happy to announce the release of our 32nd build.  This release includes the first inclusion of the moss Physcomitrella patens in our Ensembl genome browser which itself is running on the latest version 60.  Also new are the chromosome 3 short arms of Oryza nivara and O. rufipogon.  Eleven other genomes have been updated, including new genes in O. sativa indica, an update of Arabidopsis thaliana to TAIR version 10, as well as updated Compara complete with new gene trees, whole genome alignments, and a new pairwise dicot synteny build.  The genome browsers also have new variation data for A. thaliana and O. sativa japonica and indica.  Ensembl functional genomics databases have been updated for four species with new microarray data sets, and our BioMart now includes a variation data set.  Our comparative maps now hosts two additional genomes (sorghum, Brachypodium) and a new genetic map from switchgrass, new syntenic block correspondences among our three

genomes, and new pre-computed entry points grouped by species of interest (currently just for wheat and sorghum, but more to follow).  The pathways section now has the beta releases of MaizeCyc and BrachyCyc, the germplasm database has been updated to host about 12K accessions from four species, and our diversity databases hold new data sets for A. thaliana, rice, and maize.  We also have new software improvements for Tassel (version 3.0), our SNP Query tool, and a new beta release of a REST-ful interface to all our databases.  For more information, please refer to our release notes: