MER72 (DF0000922)

MER72 Long Terminal Repeat for ERV1 endogenous retrovirus


MER72 is similar to MER49 & LTR59. 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 722 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 478.5. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 617 6340 578 5532

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER72 [Requires Repbase registration]