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Ensembl Genomes

The Ensembl Genomes project produces genome databases for important species from across the taxonomic range, using the Ensembl software system. Five sites are now available: the existing Ensembl Bacteria, Ensembl Protists and Ensembl Metazoa sites plus the newly released Ensembl Plants and Ensembl Fungi sites. These new sites complement the existing Ensembl site, with its focus on vertebrate genomes. You can search all Ensembl and Ensembl Genomes databases from the search bar in the top right of this page.

Ensembl Genomes data is available through many of the same routes as Ensembl data. Data can be accessed via:

The API has been modified slightly to support the existence of "genome collections", i.e. the existence of many small genomes in a single Ensembl database (a model which has been adopted for Ensembl Bacteria). The API makes the use of multi-genome databases transparent to users interested in a single genome, while methods to access a traditional, single-genome database,are unchanged. We aim to keep Ensembl Genomes software in synch with software releases of Ensembl, to ensure that users can access databases from across the taxonomic range using the same software.

See the documentation for more information about how to use Ensembl Genomes.

Browse a Genome

Ensembl Bacteria uses the Ensembl software system to present genomes of species from important bacterial clades. The database is organised as number of collections of genomes from closely related species. Click on the shortcuts below to directly access some popular genomes, or specify a collection to browse a list of the genomes it contains.

Popular genomes

Escherichia coli K12Escherichia coli K12
Bacillus subtilisBacillus subtilis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37RvMycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv

All Genome Collections

View full list of all species

EnsemblGenomes is a project run by EMBL - EBI to maintain annotation on selected genomes, based on the software developed in the Ensembl project developed jointly by the EBI and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Sanger