MER75 (DF0000928)

PiggyBac DNA transposon, MER75 subfamily (non-autonomous)


MER75 has 14 bp TIRs, and belongs to the T2 type putative DNA transposons which have previously been described in Xenopus (Unsal & Morgan, JMB 248, 812-823, 1995). The elements duplicate TTAA upon insertion. MER75 has a preference for inserting in the sequence TTTAAATAA. MER75 is related to an autonomous piggyBac element that has apparently had its tranposase "domesticated" as a simian-specific gene: PGBD4, PiggyBac-Derived 4 (NP_736609.2). 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 DNA Transposon Article
Class Cut and Paste
Superfamily PiggyBac

Hit Statistics

The model is 514 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 430.1. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 337 648 335 587

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER75 [Requires Repbase registration]