MER47A (DF0000790)

TcMar-Tigger DNA transposon, MER47A subfamily (non-autonomous)


MER47A is an internal deletion of the Tigger5, Tc1-like DNA transposon. It has 22 bp TIRs and "TA" TSDs. Originally 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.

Synonyms: TIGGER5A


  1. Identification of new medium reiteration frequency repeats in the genomes of Primates, Rodentia and Lagomorpha.
    Jurka J, Kapitonov VV, Klonowski P, Walichiewicz J, Smit AF;
    Genetica ;98:235-47 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type DNA Transposon Article
Class Cut and Paste
Superfamily TcMar-Tigger

Hit Statistics

The model is 366 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 311.1. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 2096 8020 2042 6337

External Database Links

  • Repbase : TIGGER5A [Requires Repbase registration]