MER11D (DF0000718)

MER11D Long Terminal Repeat for HERVK11 endogenous retrovirus


MER11D is a retroviral LTR that has been proliferated by the HERVK-related retrovirus HERVK11. Generates 6 bp TSDs. MER11D is a very young subfamily of MER11 LTRs, 98% similarity to the consensus sequence. MER11D consensus sequence is only 64% similar to MER11A,B,C consensus sequences, which are also young subfamilies (~90% similarity). 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 897 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 652.1. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 302 3766 258 1792

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER11D [Requires Repbase registration]