MER134 (DF0000731)

Unclassified, palindromic DNA transposon, MER134 subfamily

Description

>60 copies present in mammals and birds; present in lizard; ~350 copies found in alligator. MER134 is largely palindromic, suggesting that it was derived from a non-autonomous DNA transposon. 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.

References

  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

Classification

Accession Name Wikipedia
Type DNA Transposon Article
Class Cut and Paste
Superfamily Undefined

Note: Uncertain classification.

Hit Statistics

The model is 513 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 187.7. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 54 74 43 52
Homo sapiens 92 116 71 84

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