MER5B (DF0000878)

hAT-Charlie DNA transposon, MER5B subfamily (non-autonomous)


MER5B has 14 bp TIRs, and 8 bp TSDs. 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. Tiggers and DNA transposon fossils in the human genome.
    Smit AF, Riggs AD;
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1996;93:1443-1448 Pubmed


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

Hit Statistics

The model is 178 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 150.6. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 4548 9873 1530 2374
Homo sapiens 20719 97357 14449 47244

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER5B [Requires Repbase registration]