TIRANT_I (DF0001715)

An internal portion of Gypsy-like LTR retrotransposon Tirant


TIRANT belongs to the Gypsy superfamily and it's most close to the ZAM endogenous retrovirus. TIRANT_I, an internal portion, encodes gag (position 1449-2582), pol (2537-6088) and env (6089-7690) polyproteins. There is a serine tRNA binding site overlapping 3'-terminal nucleotide of the LTR. In situ hybridization to salivary glands chromosomes showed evidence of the mobile nature of the element [1]. TIRANT induces duplications of 4-bp long GC-rich target sites [1].


  1. Cloning and characterization of a copy of Tirant transposable element in Drosophila melanogaster.
    Viggiano L, Caggese C, Barsanti P, Caizzi R;
    Gene 1997;197:29-35. Pubmed


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

Hit Statistics

The model is 7692 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 1446.1. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Drosophila melanogaster 156 3147 119 2510

External Database Links

  • Repbase : TIRANT_I [Requires Repbase registration]