MER34 (DF0000770)

MER34 Long Terminal Repeat for ERV1 endogenous retrovirus


MER34 is an LTR of a MER4-int group endogenous retrovirus. This has 4 bp TSDs, and shares similarities to MER39, LTR29, LTR48 and LTR49. Initially reported in the opposite orientation. 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. Repetitive DNA in and around translocation breakpoints of the Philadelphia chromosome.
    Tóth G, Jurka J;
    Gene 1994;140:285-288 Pubmed


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

Hit Statistics

The model is 542 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 334.3. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 1345 2363 955 1534
Homo sapiens 1208 12750 1119 10519

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER34 [Requires Repbase registration]