Ensembl 2006

Nucleic Acids Res. 2006 Jan 1;34(Database issue):D556-61. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkj133.


The Ensembl (http://www.ensembl.org/) project provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of large genome sequences. Over the last year the number of genomes available from the Ensembl site has increased from 4 to 19, with the addition of the mammalian genomes of Rhesus macaque and Opossum, the chordate genome of Ciona intestinalis and the import and integration of the yeast genome. The year has also seen extensive improvements to both data analysis and presentation, with the introduction of a redesigned website, the addition of RNA gene and regulatory annotation and substantial improvements to the integration of human genome variation data.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genome, Human
  • Genomics*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Mice
  • Proteins / genetics
  • RNA / genetics
  • Rats
  • Regulatory Sequences, Nucleic Acid
  • Sequence Alignment
  • User-Computer Interface


  • Proteins
  • RNA