MER115 (DF0000780)

hAT-Charlie DNA transposon, MER115 subfamily (non-autonomous)


MER115 has imperfect 14 bp TIRs, and 8 bp TSDs. Its terminal regions (roughly pos. 1-67 and 535-693) derive from Zaphod, on which it probably depended on for transposition. 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.


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type DNA Transposon Article
Class Cut and Paste
Superfamily hAT-Tip100

Hit Statistics

The model is 693 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 337.1. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 798 995 535 635
Homo sapiens 2127 3532 1889 2807

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER115 [Requires Repbase registration]