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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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Our Facebook page has been populated with copious messages of gratitude from Llanrumney residents appreciative of the work done by Welsh Water staff on Boxing Day, a day everyone wants to spend with their loved ones.
Boxing Day has also turned into a day where retailers slash prices on everything, from clothes to electronics, homeware and handbags.
While engineering work should be carried out in quiet periods for travel, Boxing Day can hardly be seen as a quiet period.
Workout enthusiasts can pick up some new gym gear, with up to 40% off and a [pounds sterling]10 voucher (must be used in January) from Boxing Day.
Majority of businesses, including those in Kenya, have also adopted Boxing Day as the perfect occasion to offload dead stock by giving crazy offers to customers.
uk JACAMO THE sale at the menswear favourite starts on Boxing Day and will be offering 50% off selected lines.
As the reserve fast bowler in the squad, Jackson Bird is the most likely replacement if Starc fails to recover in time for Boxing Day.
I have always preferred Boxing Day as family come round and I do a cold buffet.
With our vast assortment of merchandise and deep discounts across the store, Target is the go-to shopping destination this Boxing Day.
Traditional Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Day dips are being held to raise funds for good causes with people from across the globe expected to join in.