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Ensembl Genome Browser

Tutorial and training materials by OpenHelix

Learn to use the Ensembl Genome Browser main site, which is an extensive database browser for a large variety of species genomes from human to yeast. Ensembl gives the user the ability to browse an annotated graphical display of the genome and associated annotations for specific genomic regions and search the database for detailed information. Ensembl also allows you to compare whole genome alignments and conserved regions across various species. Tools are also provided to BLAST or BLAT against any genome sequence. This tutorial emphasizes versions beyond v51 of the release cycle, which involved major changes to the interface.
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You'll learn:

  • how to use the browser to see genomic data in context
  • about the different views of the data
  • to use the sequence search to find desired data
  • where to conduct advanced searches of the data


Related tutorials

This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Genome Browsers. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:


This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Ensembl. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

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  • Genome Databases (eu)
  • EBI : This category includes all resources maintained at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)

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More about the resource:

The Ensembl main site is a joint project of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) and the Sanger Institute, and includes an extensive database of genomic information and annotations of many different species that can be browsed in a graphical browser or viewed with user-generated data for comparison and analysis. Along with the browser the Ensembl resource includes a sequence search mechanism (BlastView), an advanced search tool to download specific or large-scale data (BioMart) and much more. This tool is publicly available.


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