Bxb1 bacteriophage was isolated in the Bronx, NY . It infects Mycobacterium Smegmatis. Its genome is around 50.000 bp and code for 86 proteins . Bxb1 integrase catalyze integration of the phage genome into the GroEL1 gene of M.segmentis, which contains the attB site . Minimal attB, attP,, attL and attR  have been characterized. Excisionase has been identified, is relatively big (28kDa) for a RDF, and is efficient both in vivo and in vitro . In vitro recombination is very efficient ranging a 100% efficiency in 1hour for integration  and for excision . Interestingly the excisionase subunit does not bind DNA and acts stoechiometrically on Bxb1 integrase . The enzyme does not require supercoiled DNA, and can also works with linear products . The enzyme also works well in human, rat, and mouse cells [5, 6].
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