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What's New in Release 24

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StatisticsWe now generate statistics for all our whole genome alignments (e.g. for Puccinia graminis strains. The full set can be browsed on the genomic alignments page.

  • Updated genomes
    • Schizosaccharomyces pombe includes the latest annotations from PomBase
  • New data
    • Variation data for Puccinia graminis Ug99
    • DNA alignments for
      • Hypocreales
      • Pucciniales
  • Updated data
    • GO term projections from S. pombe and S. cerevisiae
    • Updated PHI-base data for plant pathogens
    • BioMart

Comparative Analysis of Wheat Stem Rust Genomes

Puccinia pairwise comparison Wheat stem rust caused by Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici is one of the most damaging diseases of wheat, It can cause more than 70% reduction of yield within weeks of infection. A new virulent race (TTKSK ) was identified in the wheat fields of Uganda, known as Ug99. The Ug99 isolate has a unique virulence profile, and that can over come many key wheat rust resistance genes, including gene Sr31.

Rust pathogens change rapidly, often by mutation, resulting in six additional variants are now recognized in the Ug99 lineage (demonstrating the rapid evolutionary change that typifies pathogen genomes). The Ug99 genome is now available in Ensembl Genomes, in collaboration with the Broad Institute and USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory and funded by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

In Release 24 we have added DNA alignments for Puccinia graminis Ug99, Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici and Puccinia triticina (example between P. graminis Ug99 and P.graminis f. sp. tritici). There are also variation data obtained from comparing the two strains of P. graminis (example of a variant in P.graminis Ug99)