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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.
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He said goodbye to his girlfriend and dysfunctional family, packed up a boxful of books--most of them philosophical works--and got on the plane that took him to Camp Shepard, out in the desert.
Several students made a boxful of baskets to exhibit later in the year at Open House.
But Sammy, who keeps a boxful of engagement rings from her ditched old flames, says she just can't help saying "Yes" every time a besotted lover proposes.
He was supposed to send shells back to the university--he had permits to send a boxful every two weeks--but he filled the boxes with old specimens, ceriths or cephalopods he had lying in cupboards or wrapped in newspaper.
However, lest anyone think all this will prompt the choreographer to rest on a divan and munch a boxful of bonbons, Morris emphasizes that he still leads his troupe on the road for half the year, sometimes on one-night stands, to survive.
They didn't show a dimple, even after T shot a boxful of .
One of the masons this story exploded in January," Los Angeles Times Washington bureau chief Doyle McManus told me, "is that when the story first came up, every investigative reporter had a boxful of related stories" about Clinton's dalliances.
Beltzer once returned a government check for $15,000, balking at the boxful of forms he had to fill out--and the regulations that went with it.
In Admiring Silence, however, Gurnah relies on the sociologist and a boxful of lazy habitual generalities to carry his novel.
Section 11--Inspection and Test Status: This section's requirements can be very difficult for producers of small castings who must handle them by the boxful.
In the 1930s, another time of political effervescence, isolationists in Congress were able to cite State Department papers by the boxful to support their claim that munitions makers (|Merchants of Death') had lobbied in favour of US entry into World War I.