Mariner3_CE (DF0001435)

Autonomous DNA transposon from C. elegans


MARINER3_CE is a prototype of autonomous DNA transposon that was active in C.elegans genome very recently. There are about 100 copies of the element in the genome and they are ~99% identical to the MARINER3_CE consensus sequence. MARINER3_CE is flanked by TA target site duplications and it has perfect 31 bp-long terminal inverted repeats. There is no a single copy of MARINER3_CE, fixed in the genome, that preserves the transposase encoding ORF free of internal stop-codons.


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type DNA Transposon Article
Class Cut and Paste
Superfamily TcMar-Mariner

Hit Statistics

The model is 1253 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 897. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Caenorhabditis elegans 67 331 59 175

External Database Links

  • Repbase : MARINER3_CE [Requires Repbase registration]