MER85 (DF0000977)

PiggyBac DNA transposon, MER85 subfamily (non-autonomous)


MER85 has 13 bp TIRs, and putative "TTAA" TSDs. This is one of the most recently active DNA transposons in the human genome. Anecdotally, the "domesticated", simian-specific transposase gene PGBD3 (PiggyBac- Derived 3) is flanked by MER85-related elements. 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 PiggyBac

Hit Statistics

The model is 139 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 127.9. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 721 997 709 924

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MER85 [Requires Repbase registration]