MERX (DF0000973)

Putative TcMar-Tigger DNA transposon, MERX subfamily


MERX has 22 bp TIRs that show some similarity to Tigger DNA transposons, including Tigger8. MERX appears to have been introduced into an early eutherian ancestor. 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 TcMar-Tigger

Hit Statistics

The model is 756 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 278.1. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Mus musculus 59 72 42 48
Homo sapiens 297 459 226 306

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MERX [Requires Repbase registration]