MER89 (DF0000947)

MER89 Long Terminal Repeat for ERV1 endogenous retrovirus


MER89 has 4 bp TSDs, and is highly diverged from other known LTRs. 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 ERV1 Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 559 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 333.4. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 525 649 437 524
Homo sapiens 1076 1719 990 1514

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER89 [Requires Repbase registration]