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box

(boks),
Container; receptacle.
[L.L. buxis, fr. G. puxis, box tree]
Informatics See Jukebox
Medspeak verb To place in a coffin after death
Microbiology See Glove box
Molecular biology noun A repeated oligonucleotide ‘motif’ seen in multiple sites along DNA, which functions as a signal for gene transcription or gene regulation
Meteorology A severe thunderstorm or tornado
Psychology See Skinner box

box(es)

a group of NUCLEOTIDES that form a sequence, usually a CONSENSUS SEQUENCE, with a known function. See for example PRIBNOW BOX, TATA BOX.

box

1. an ornamental shrub. See buxus sempervirens.
2. accommodation for a single horse averaging 10 ft × 12 ft in dimensions. Called also loose box.
3. to mix groups of sheep (box them up).
4. a repeating sequence of nucleotides that forms a transcription or a regulatory signal.

CAT box
a sequence associated with polymerase II activity.
Hogness box
see Pribnow box (below).
Pribnow box
the sequence of 5 to 10 bases in the promotor region of Escherichia coli genes. It is a variant of a basic sequence TATAATG. See also TATA box (below).
TATA box
a eukaryotic DNA sequence usually TATAAATA, similar to the Pribnow box of Escherichia coli, occurring in the promotor region 25 to 30 bases upstream from the transcriptional start site and required for mRNA chain initiation.
References in classic literature ?
How much the bird reminds me of the musical snuff-box of the late Empress
As to the great silver snuff-box which the King sent Joe with his own hand, because of his conduct in the Riots, what guest ever went to the Maypole without putting finger and thumb into that box, and taking a great pinch, though he had never taken a pinch of snuff before, and almost sneezed himself into convulsions even then?
When, in the course of a deal, those sickening dissertations on the game would take place, the chevalier invariably drew out his snuff-box with a gesture that was worthy of Mole, looked at the Princess Goritza, raised the cover with dignity, shook, sifted, massed the snuff, and gathered his pinch, so that by the time the cards were dealt he had decorated both nostrils and replaced the princess in his waistcoat pocket,--always on his left side.
At length Mr Snittle Timberry rose in the most approved attitude, with one hand in the breast of his waistcoat and the other on the nearest snuff-box, and having been received with great enthusiasm, proposed, with abundance of quotations, his friend Mr Vincent Crummles: ending a pretty long speech by extending his right hand on one side and his left on the other, and severally calling upon Mr and Mrs Crummles to grasp the same.