MER4B (DF0000797)

MER4B Long Terminal Repeat for ERV1 endogenous retrovirus


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. A new family of retroviral long terminal repeat elements in the human genome identified by their homologies to an element 5' to the spider monkey haptoglobin gene.
    Erickson LM, Maeda N;
    Genomics 1995;27:531-534 Pubmed


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

Hit Statistics

The model is 610 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 474. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 1418 14448 1362 12873

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER4B [Requires Repbase registration]