MER88 (DF0000946)

MER88 Long Terminal Repeat for ERVL endogenous retrovirus


MER88 has 5 bp TSDs. It belongs to a group that includes MER73, MER74, MER54 and LTR53. MER88 was originally presented 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 Retrotransposon Article
Class LTR Article
Superfamily ERVL Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 464 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 262.6. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 37 53 35 44
Homo sapiens 191 1721 119 817

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER88 [Requires Repbase registration]