MER75B (DF0000930)

PiggyBac DNA transposon, MER75B subfamily (non-autonomous)


MER75B has 14 bp TIRs. MER75B 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). Most differences between MER75 and MER75B are in the internal region. Relative to MER75, MER75B has a single base substitution in the terminal inverted repeats. 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 243 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 193.8. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 102 634 91 511

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER75B [Requires Repbase registration]