MER81 (DF0000936)

hAT-Blackjack DNA transposon, MER81 subfamily (non-autonomous)


MER81 has 34-35 bp TIRs, and 8 bp TSDs. The earliest reconstruction of this element was in the opposite orientation. 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 hAT-Blackjack

Hit Statistics

The model is 114 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 104.7. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 896 1011 230 245
Homo sapiens 3366 6329 2856 3691

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER81 [Requires Repbase registration]