AluYk4 (DF0000066)

AluYk4 subfamily


Alu elements derive from a pair of internally-deleted 7SL RNA monomers that are joined by an A-rich linker. Identical to AluYb3a2. Renamed from AluYb3a2 for nomenclature consistency.

Synonyms: AluYb3a2


  1. Active Alu elements are passed primarily through paternal germlines.
    Jurka J, Krnjajic M, Kapitonov VV, Stenger JE, Kokhanyy O;
    Theor Popul Biol 2002;61:519-530 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class SINE
Superfamily Alu Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 311 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 288.1. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 1175 1258764 1122 1232316

External Database Links

  • Repbase : AluYb3a2 [Requires Repbase registration]