MER20 (DF0000737)

hAT-Charlie DNA transposon, MER20 subfamily (non-autonomous)


15 bp TIR, 8 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

  2. Tiggers and DNA transposon fossils in the human genome.
    Smit AF, Riggs AD;
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1996;93:1443-1448 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type DNA Transposon Article
Class Cut and Paste
Superfamily hAT-Charlie

Hit Statistics

The model is 219 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 191.2. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 6813 7670 4480 4836
Homo sapiens 14841 19500 14061 17176

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER20 [Requires Repbase registration]