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How should I analyze TeloPrime IsoSeq data?

TeloPrime V2 and V2 IsoSeq data generated by Sequel instruments (Pacific Biosciences) can be best analyzed using a combination of the IsoSeq3 pipeline from PacBio (available here: and the Transcriptome Annotation by Modular Algorithms (for Iso-Seq data), or "TAMA" software package (, which is specifically modified to run TeloPrime IsoSeq data. TAMA runs on Python 2.7 and there is no need for any installation.
TAMA is regularly updated so please check the Github repository regularly for the most up to date workflows and add-ons.
To run TAMA with Iso-Seq3 the following pipeline steps can be recommended:

  • CCS

  • LIMA NOTE: do not run "isoseq3 refine –require-polya", this is the step with issues.

  • bamtools convert -format fasta -in unpolished.flnc.bam > flnc.fasta

  • Poly-A cleanup (run as: python {fasta} {outfile}; NOTE: the current version does not handle random non A insertions)

  • Minimap2 to the genome

  • Sort bam file and convert to sam

  • Run TAMA collapse

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