The iMarmot database is developed and maintained by the Laboratory Animal Center of Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center. Marmots are considered as a potential animal model in research fields of energy metabolism, circadian rhythms, high-altitude sickness, etc. To accelerate the process of standardization marmots as laboratory animals, we firstly de novo assembled the genome sequence of Himalayan marmot. Based on the whole genome sequence, we further explored the phylogenetic relationship among marmot species, the high-altitude adaptation mechanism, the metabolic regulation and immune response to plague infection. In future, we would like to establish a broader cooperation with all the research communities through the platform of iMarmot.
Dr. Liang Bai (responsible for data submission and collection)
Miss Baoning Liu (responsible for data process and update)
Dr. Enqi Liu (in charge of the iMarmot database)
Laboratory Animal Center, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center,
No.76, Yanta West Road, Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province, 710061, China
Tel: 86-029-82657057; Fax: 86-029-82657057