MER31A (DF0000746)

MER31A Long Terminal Repeat for ERV1 endogenous retrovirus


Has 4 bp TSDs. Fragments are similar to MER67A & D. 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. Identification and characterization of new human medium reiteration frequency repeats.
    Jurka J, Kaplan DJ, Duncan CH, Walichiewicz J, Milosavljevic A, Murali G, Solus JF;
    Nucleic Acids Res 1993;21:1273-1279. Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class LTR Article
Superfamily ERV1 Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 485 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 345.5. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 518 1200 420 826
Homo sapiens 948 3433 905 2784

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER31A [Requires Repbase registration]