Full-Length Transcript Sequencing (Iso-Seq)

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Full-Length Transcript Sequencing (Iso-Seq)

PacBio Iso-seq analysis enables the discovery of new genes, transcripts, and alternative splicing events. The full-length sequences improve genome annotation to identify gene structure, regulatory elements, and coding regions and serve as an ideal method to characterize transcript isoforms within targeted genes or across an entire transcriptome. Based on PacBio’s HiFi Sequencing technology, the Sequel II System, CD Genomics is able to help researchers obtain more accurate information about transcripts and can identify more variable splice sites, new gene locus, new isoforms, fusion genes, etc.

Overview of Pacbio Iso-Seq Analysis

The Iso-Seq method based on Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing technology allows generating full-length transcripts. Long-read lengths allow full-length transcripts to be sequenced up to 10 kb or longer, with no assembly required. Since PacBio Iso-seq analysis has the ability to unambiguously determine the full exonic structure of complex genes without the need to assemble, it has been applied to the study of human diseases. Based on the Iso-seq dataset of the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line, scientists discovered additional important information about the well-studied samples, involving new mitochondrial lncRNAs, cancer fusion genes, and novel sample-specific transcripts. Iso-seq analysis is also attractive for research on a variety of important crops and animals because it does not require reference to the genome or pre-existing annotations. This method has been adopted for chicken, rabbit, coffee, cotton, maize, and others. In addition, besides its application to eukaryotes, Iso-seq analysis has been used to study bacteria (E. coli transcriptome) and viruses (transcripts of human cytomegalovirus).

Workflow of Our Pacbio RNA Sequencing Service

RNA molecule.

Sample Requirements and Preparation

  • RNA amount ≥ 5μg.
  • RNA concentration ≥ 300ng/μL, OD260/280 =1.8 ~2.0.
  • All RNA samples are validated for purity and quantity.

Analysis Pipeline

Workflow of Our Pacbio RNA Sequencing Service-CD Genomics

Data Analysis Contents

Items (without reference genome) Items (with reference genome) Bioinformatics tools
-Transcript classification
-Transcript clustering and correction
-Functional annotation of full-length transcript sequences
-LncRNA analysis
-CDS prediction
-Transcript classification
-Transcript clustering and correction
-Reference genome alignment
-Structural annotation of genes
-Alternative splicing analysis
-Novel RNA prediction
-New transcript isoform annotation
-Fusion gene analysis
-LncRNA analysis
-CDS prediction
-Error correction: IsoCon, IDP, and IDP-de novo
-Alignment processing: minimap2 (specialized long read aligners), Cupcake and TAMA
-Transcript classification: SQANTI

Benefits of Our Services

  • Advanced experimental platform. Stable running sequencing platform that produces high-quality sequencing data and provides faster project cycle time.
  • Professional experimental consultation and design. Senior technical team to guarantee high-quality research results.
  • Years of experience in long-read RNA seq analysis. International long-read sequencing pioneer. We have provided accurate and affordable long-read RNA-seq service for years.

With extensive experience in long-read RNA-seq experimental operations and bioinformatics analysis, CD Genomics offers an accurate, rapid, and comprehensive characterization of species and produces reliable results. Furthermore, our end-to-end services guarantee you ultra-fast turnaround time. Thanks for your interest in our methods and services. We are always open to your questions and are happy to support you. Simply complete the contact form and one of our team or business partners will talk to you.


  1. Lee, D. J., & Hong, C. P. (2019). “Transcriptome Atlas by Long-Read RNA Sequencing: Contribution to a Reference Transcriptome.” In Transcriptome Analysis. IntechOpen.
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