Alternative polyadenylation (APA) is now emerging as a widespread mechanism modulated tissue-specifically, which highlights the need to define tissue-specific poly(A) sites for profiling APA dynamics across tissues. We have developed an R package called TSAPA based on the machine learning model for identifying tissue-specific poly(A) sites in plants. A feature space including more than 200 features was assembled to specifically characterize poly(A) sites in plants. The classification model in TSAPA can be customized by selecting desirable features or classifiers. TSAPA is also capable of predicting tissue-specific poly(A) sites in unannotated intergenic regions. TSAPA will be a valuable addition to the community for studying dynamics of APA in plants.

Availability and implementation

Supplementary information

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

This article is published and distributed under the terms of the Oxford University Press, Standard Journals Publication Model (