News: Useful information about Ensembl release 77 mart databases
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5.2 years ago by
Thomas Maurel770
United Kingdom
Thomas Maurel770 wrote:

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce that the new Ensembl marts for release 77 are now live on

You can change your host to access our most recent data:

  • ensembl_mart <- useMart(biomart="ENSEMBL_MART_ENSEMBL", host="", path="/biomart/martservice")
  • variation_mart <- useMart(biomart="ENSEMBL_MART_SNP", host="", path="/biomart/martservice")
  • regulation_mart <- useMart(biomart="ENSEMBL_MART_FUNCGEN", host="", path="/biomart/martservice")
  • vega_mart <- useMart(biomart="ENSEMBL_MART_VEGA", host="", path="/biomart/martservice")


Ensembl Genes 77    

  • Added new species Vervet-AGM (Chlorocebus sabaeus)
  • Added "Associated Gene Name" (internal name "external_gene_name") in the id list limit filter section
  • Renamed "Reference ID" to "Variation Name" and "Source description" to "Variation source description" in the Variation attribute section for germline and somatic. 
  • Renamed internal name:
    •  For the "Variation name" attribute from "external_id" to "variation_name"
    • For the "Variation Source" attribute from "source_name" to "germ_line_variation_source".
    • For the "Variation name" somatic attribute from "somatic_reference_id" to "somatic_variation_name"

Ensembl Variation 77

  • Optimized the somatic and germinal structural variation templates
  • Removed "Phenotype significance" (internal name "phenotype_significance") from the filter and attribute sections

Vega 57

  • Added new species Rat (rattus norvegicus)
  • Added "Associated Gene Name" (internal name "external_gene_name") in the id list limit filter section

A complete list of the changes in release 77 can be found at


Best Regards,


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