HERO-2_DR (DF0003697)

R2-like non-LTR retrotransposon from zebrafish


This is a young family of HERO non-LTR retrotransposons. The consensus sequence was built based on multiple alignment of several copies less than 2% divergent from each other.


  1. An active non-LTR retrotransposon with tandem structure in the compact genome of the pufferfish Tetraodon nigroviridis.
    Bouneau L, Fischer C, Ozouf-Costaz C, Froschauer A, Jaillon O, Coutanceau JP, K├Ârting C, Weissenbach J, Bernot A, Volff JN;
    Genome Res 2003;13:1686-1695. Pubmed

  2. Cross-genome screening of novel sequence-specific non-LTR retrotransposons: various multicopy RNA genes and microsatellites are selected as targets.
    Kojima KK, Fujiwara H;
    Mol Biol Evol 2004;21:207-217. Pubmed


Accession Name Wikipedia
Type Retrotransposon Article
Class LINE
Superfamily R2-Hero

Hit Statistics

The model is 3639 positions long. The average length of non-redundant hits to the model is 476.3. This table shows the number of hits above score thresholds:

Species Gathering Trusted
non-redundant all hits non-redundant all hits
Danio rerio 185 463 165 361

External Database Links

  • Repbase : HERO-2_DR [Requires Repbase registration]