Navigating the i5k Workspace@NAL: A Resource for Arthropod Genomes

  • Monica F. PoelchauEmail author
  • Mei-Ju May Chen
  • Yu-Yu Lin
  • Christopher P. ChildersEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1757)


The i5k Workspace@NAL is a genome database tailored toward newly sequenced arthropod genomes and their research communities. With 56 arthropod genomes and counting, the i5k Workspace strives to facilitate public data access, visualization, and community curation across arthropod species. Any researcher with an arthropod genome project who would like to take advantage of the i5k Workspace facilities is encouraged to submit their data. In this chapter, we explain how to use the i5k Workspace@NAL to submit, find, and improve arthropod genomics data.

Key words

i5k Arthropods Insects Genomics Database Genome portal Community annotation 



We would like to thank our users, the i5k coordinating committee, the National Agricultural Library leadership, and the Apollo development team for their support and encouragement of this project. We also thank the NAL Information Systems Division team for logistical support. Funding for this project is from the US Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research Service; and the USDA-ARS Bee Research Laboratory.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.USDA, Agricultural Research ServiceNational Agricultural LibraryBeltsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and BioinformaticsNational Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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