MER51C (DF0000811)

MER51C Long Terminal Repeat for ERV1 endogenous retrovirus


75% identical to MER51A over the entire length; 80% similar to MER51B in the 3' end region. There are apparent duplications within the first ~200 bp from the 5' end. 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 Retrotransposon Article
Class LTR Article
Superfamily ERV1 Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 640 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 460.8. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 421 3641 402 2421

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER51C [Requires Repbase registration]