MER75A (DF0000929)

piggyBac DNA transposon, MER75A subfamily (non-autonomous)


MER75A has 14 bp TIRs. MER75A 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 77 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 73.4. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 97 619 74 323

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER75A [Requires Repbase registration]