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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 ?
Noticing in the next act that her box was empty, Vronsky, rousing indignant "hushes" in the silent audience, went out in the middle of a solo and drove home.
Carefully closing the box door, Ali placed himself before it, while a crowd of spectators assembled round the Nubian.
Why, in the first place, I heard it from Madame Danglars, who, by the by, is dying to see you in her box, or to have you seen there by others; secondly, I learned it from Beauchamp's journal; and thirdly, from my own imagination.
For if he gave notice that he was going, his mother, he knew, would insist on fetching from her box of guineas the three she had always promised him as his share; indeed, in his original plan, he had counted on this as a means by which the theft would be discovered under circumstances that would themselves speak for his innocence; but now, as I need hardly explain, that well- combined plan was completely frustrated.
I say, Jacob," said David in a loud whisper, just as the tin box was lifted out of the hole.
The proof of this, is the letter of instructions sent ot Immanuel Hildesheim to clear and take away the box before sunrise.
We only know that the box is somewhere on the water, moving along.
I confess that I entertained some feeble hope of his final deliverance, when I saw him lash himself to the box, and commit himself to the sea.
In this dilemma, Captain Hardy arranged that the corpse, being first partially embalmed, and packed, with a large quantity of salt, in a box of suitable dimensions, should be conveyed on board as merchandise.
Silas took his seat in silence on the wooden box before the fire, and Venus dropping into his low chair produced from among his skeleton hands, his tea-tray and tea-cups, and put the kettle on.
If the ghost came to the box, he must be seen, because he wore a dress-coat and a death's head.
Marilla had sent a big box of preserves, and darkly hinted at a hamper for Thanksgiving, and Mrs.