MER11B (DF0000715)

MER11B Long Terminal Repeat for HERVK11 endogenous retrovirus


MER11B is a retroviral LTR that has been proliferated by the HERVK-related retrovirus HERVK11. Generates 6 bp TSDs. Note that MER stands for MEdium Reiteration frequency interspersed repeat. As such, MERs as a group are a grab bag of DNA transposons and retrotransposons.


  1. Medium reiteration frequency repetitive sequences in the human genome.
    Kaplan DJ, Jurka J, Solus JF, Duncan CH;
    Nucleic Acids Res 1991;19:4731-4738 Pubmed


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

Hit Statistics

The model is 1236 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 896. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 927 3747 924 3720

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER11B [Requires Repbase registration]