MER3 (DF0000743)

hAT-Charlie DNA transposon, MER3 subfamily (non-autonomous)


Has 15 bp TIRs; 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. Novel families of interspersed repetitive elements from the human genome.
    Jurka J;
    Nucleic Acids Res 1990;18:137-141. 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 209 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 163.2. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 3872 5618 2147 2496
Homo sapiens 9265 28535 7823 16276

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER3 [Requires Repbase registration]