MER132 (DF0000728)

Putative TcMar-Pogo DNA transposon, MER132 subfamily


~50 copies present in mammals and chicken; and at conserved locations in mammals, birds, lizards. Classified as a TcMar-Pogo based on 12bp TIR, "TA" target site duplications, and similarity to Mariner-N2_SP in sea urchin. 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 DNA Transposon Article
Class Cut and Paste
Superfamily TcMar-Pogo

Hit Statistics

The model is 178 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 145. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 22 22 16 16
Homo sapiens 49 49 29 29

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