The positions of the endonucleolytic cleavages promoted by the integrase protein (Int) of coliphage HK022 within its attB site were determined. The protein catalyses a staggered cut, which defines an overlap sequence of 7 by within the core site. The overlap region is at the center of symmetry of a palindromic sequence which appears in all four putative att core binding sites for Int. We confirm that the order of strand exchange is similar to that in phage λ.
- Integrase Bacteriophage HK022
- Lambdoid phages
- Site-specific recombination