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What's New in Release 22

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The Assembly Converter Tool allows the conversion of a variety of annotation formats between different versions of a genome assembly. Currently it has been enabled for Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

  • Updated data
    • Updated annotations for Schizosaccharomyces pombe imported from PomBase.
    • Updated GO terms for all species by importing from UniProt and InterPro2GO.
    • Project GO terms from Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Saccharomyces cerevisiae over the whole division.
    • BioMart.

DNA Comparative Analysis of Schizosaccharomyces Species

DNA alignment between S. pombe and S. cryophilus

S. octosporus, S. cryophilus and S. japonicus are cousins of the well studied fission yeast S. pombe. They form a broad clade, with S. pombe and S. japonicus displaying about as much conservation of protein coding sequence (~55% between core 1:1 orthologs) as humans and the chordate Amphioxus, or Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Ashbya gossypii. However, the genomes are much more similar in terms of gene content and gene order, suggesting a divergence in the rates of evolution between protein coding sequence and genome structure. Within the Ascomycete clade, Schizosaccharomyces is a deep branch, providing increased resolution for comparative studies of Ascomyces.

Release 21 sees the inclusion of S. cryophilus, S. japonicus and S. octosporus into the Ensembl Genomes browser. Along with the new species there are DNA alignments between all 4 Schizosaccharomyce species (example shown between S. pombe and S. cryophilus).

[Text provided by Nick Rhind, UMMS]