BURDOCK_I (DF0001552)

Drosophila melanogaster BURDOCK retrotransposon - internal sequence.


BURDOCK is a short retrotransposon with long terminal repeats and a single open reading frame (ORF). Its LTR is BURDOK_LTR. LTRs flanking BURDOCK_I in U89994 GenBank sequence are identical, it may indicate that BURDOCK is an active element. The polypeptide encoded by the BURDOCK ORF contains two adjacent regions homologous to the gag and pol polyproteins of the Gypsy mobile element. The target site sequence of the BURDOCK insertions is similar to the Drosophila topoisomerase II cleavage site.


  1. Mobile elements and transposition events in the cut locus of Drosophila melanogaster.
    Tchurikov NA, Gerasimova TI, Johnson TK, Barbakar NI, Kenzior AL, Georgiev GP;
    Mol Gen Genet 1989;219:241-248. Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class LTR Article
Superfamily Gypsy Article

Hit Statistics

The model is 5860 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 1136.9. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Drosophila melanogaster 109 3474 99 3005

External Database Links

  • Repbase : BURDOCK_I [Requires Repbase registration]