HERV-Fc2 (DF0000179)

ERV1 endogenous retrovirus, HERV-Fc2 subfamily


HERV-Fc2 may be single-copy in human (hg18) and chimp (panTro2), and appears to be hominidae specific [1]. Curiously, LTR divergence (~5%) suggests an older insertion event.


  1. Characterization of the low-copy HERV-Fc family: evidence for recent integrations in primates of elements with coding envelope genes.
    Benit L, Calteau A, Heidmann T;
    Virology 2003;312:159-168. Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class LTR Article
Superfamily ERV1 Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 7250 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 521. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 126 11932 85 9577

External Database Links

  • Repbase : HERV-Fc2 [Requires Repbase registration]