MER68 (DF0000911)

MER68 Long Terminal Repeat for ERVL endogenous retrovirus


MER68 has 5 bp TSDs, and is similar to MER77. Previously known as MER68A, it was initially presented in the opposite orientation. This LTR and MER68-int form a complete MER68 retroelement. 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.

Synonyms: MER68A


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

Hit Statistics

The model is 563 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 393.5. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 538 1271 454 865
Homo sapiens 1187 8300 1097 5448

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER68A [Requires Repbase registration]