We are pleased to announce the ninth release of WormBase ParaSite. In this release, we have included genomes for two new species (Ditylenchus destructor – PRJNA312427 and Taenia saginata – PRJNA71493) and an additional alternative genome for one species (Taenia asiatica – PRJNA299871). This brings the total number of genomes to 134, representing 114 species. Additionally, all WormBase core species have been updated to release WS258.
As part of this release, we have introduced a new genome browser: JBrowse (example for S. mansoni). This offers a fast and interactive experience for all genomes. Custom tracks can be attached directly from a local computer, without needing to upload any data. This makes JBrowse ideal for visualising large data files, without the need to download or install any additional software. Other features include combination tracks for visualising multiple files as a single track, and sequence search tracks for locating short sequence motifs within the genome.