MER6 (DF0000881)

TcMar-Tigger DNA transposon, MER6 subfamily (non-autonomous)


MER6 has 25 bp TIRs and "TA" TSDs. It may be primate specific. MER6A and -B are shorter deletion products. 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. 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 TcMar-Tigger

Hit Statistics

The model is 865 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 546.7. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 635 3686 618 3298

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER6 [Requires Repbase registration]