MER8 (DF0000935)

TcMar-Tigger DNA transposon, MER8 subfamily (non-autonomous)


MER8 has 24 bp TIRs and "TA" TSDs. It appears to be Primate-specific. 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.


  1. Medium reiteration frequency repetitive sequences in the human genome.
    Kaplan DJ, Jurka J, Solus JF, Duncan CH;
    Nucleic Acids Res 1991;19:4731-4738 Pubmed

  2. Tiggers and DNA transposon fossils in the human genome.
    Smit AF, Riggs AD;
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1996;93:1443-1448 Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type DNA Transposon Article
Class Cut and Paste
Superfamily TcMar-Tigger

Hit Statistics

The model is 239 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 150.1. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 2987 15790 2547 11483

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER8 [Requires Repbase registration]