MER130 (DF0000726)

Repetitive element of unknown type, MER130 subfamily


Type unclear; full length not yet determined. Found in mammals, chicken, lizard, and 700 copies found in alligator, >100 copies in Laurasiatherian ancestor, and several copies in Xenopus. Several copies occur at conserved loci in all amniotes. 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. Evolutionary dynamics of transposable elements in the short-tailed opossum Monodelphis domestica.
    Gentles AJ, Wakefield MJ, Kohany O, Gu W, Batzer MA, Pollock DD, Jurka J;
    Genome Res 2007;17:992-1004 Pubmed

  2. Repetitive sequences in complex genomes: structure and evolution.
    Jurka J, Kapitonov VV, Kohany O, Jurka MV;
    Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet 2007;8:241-259 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Unknown
Class Unknown
Superfamily Undefined

Hit Statistics

The model is 1586 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 279.9. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 125 127 91 91
Homo sapiens 209 211 167 169

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