CIRCE (DF0001558)

D.melanogaster CIRCE transposable element.


A gypsy element with a gag-like ORF (5411-6356; matching Gypsy12 and Ulysses_gag) far downstream of the pol ORF (605-3269)


  1. Organization of DNA sequences near the centromere of the Drosophila melanogaster Y chromosome.
    Losada A, Abad JP, Villasante A;
    Chromosoma 1997;106:503-512. Pubmed

  2. The analysis of Circe, an LTR retrotransposon of Drosophila melanogaster, suggests that an insertion of non-LTR retrotransposons into LTR elements can create chimeric retroelements.
    Losada A, Abad JP, Agudo M, Villasante A;
    Mol Biol Evol 1999;16:1341-1346. Pubmed


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

Hit Statistics

The model is 6356 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 872.7. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Drosophila melanogaster 252 600 242 464

External Database Links

  • Repbase : CIRCE [Requires Repbase registration]