Hi everyone, I am a non-bioinformatician (more precisely pharmaceutical scientist) with some minor experience in short read RNAseq analysis but no experience whatsoever with long read Sequencing. At the moment, I am trying to characterize full length isoform expression under certain treatment conditions, for which in my general understanding long read RNAseq is the gold standard. I was therefore trying to download some long read (Pacbio) data from the SRA (SRP091981) but got confused pretty quickly: There are many different runs associated with each treatment condition, even though the original paper (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-016-0008-7 supplementary table 5) only specifies 3 different libraries that were prepared, one for each treatment condition.
So my question is: Is it normal for long read data to be separated like this? Why? How do you properly download this data properly or prepare it for downstream analysis, i.e. mapping, after you have downloaded the single files?
Please excuse me if this is a stupid question or has been answered before. I genuinely couldn't find anything.