Ricksha (DF0001058)

MULE-MuDR DNA transposon, Ricksha subfamily (non-autonomous)


Ricksha has 79bp TIRs. Insertion sites are flanked by either 9bp TSDs, or by 9-10bp direct repeats that do not belong to the target sequence. Ricksha can be preliminarily classified as a non-autonomous DNA transposon related to the MuDR superfamily. It shares important structural hallmarks with MuDr-like transposons: 9-10 bp TSD; 5' GGG and 3' CCC termini; and TIRs longer than 70-bp. This Ricksha reconstruction is a composite element since it carries a 3' segment of an ERVL endogenous retrovirus (including its LTR, MLT2B). [See Ricksha positions ~184-904.] Ricksha has been mobile before this retroviral insertion, as several Ricksha copies have been detected lacking the HERVL-related insertion.


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type DNA Transposon Article
Class Cut and Paste
Superfamily MULE-MuDR

Hit Statistics

The model is 3246 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 690.5. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Homo sapiens 231 32286 204 25671

External Database Links

  • Repbase : RICKSHA [Requires Repbase registration]