MER52A (DF0000856)

MER52A Long Terminal Repeat for ERV1 endogenous retrovirus


MER52A is associated with MER52-int, and has 4 bp TSDs. The originally reported orientation has been reversed. 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. 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 Retrotransposon Article
Class LTR Article
Superfamily ERV1 Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 1755 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 900.4. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 1399 12060 1309 9213

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER52A [Requires Repbase registration]