This tutorial provides an introduction for the subtomogram analysis workflow in relion-4.0: preprocessing; importing tomograms; importing coordinates; pseudo-subtomograms construction; particle reconstruction; 3D classification; high-resolution 3D refinement; frame alignment refinement; CTF refinement and higher-order aberration correction; and final map sharpening and local-resolution estimation. Carefully going through this tutorial should take around a day to obtain a high resolution map before applying any CTF refinemend or frame alignment jobs (if you have a suitable GPU or if you follow our precalculated results). Completing the tutorial increases the time in 2-3 more days. After that, you should be able to run relion on your own data.

This tutorial uses a test data set composed by 5 tomograms of immature HIV-1 dMACANC VLPs available at EMPIAR-10164. The data to start processing (Tilt series, tomograms alignment, CTF estimation, particle coordinates, masks …) may be downloaded and unpacked using the command below.

tar -xf relion40_sta_tutorial_data.tar

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