box

(redirected from boxful)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

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 periodicals archive ?
Curious, I gathered a boxful of dull old handsaws and circular saw blades in my garage and carried them up to the store with the hope of getting them sharpened.
They didn't show a dimple, even after T shot a boxful of .
It's been my great seasonal pleasure to send a socking great boxful on your behalf - and for his part, Sir Harry has asked me to pass this message to you:
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.
Depending on the part type, the quantity on the assembly line may be a pallet's worth, a boxful, or whatever the order quantity.
In Admiring Silence, however, Gurnah relies on the sociologist and a boxful of lazy habitual generalities to carry his novel.
42bis modems "by the boxful," putting them on its Atex front end, its mainframe system and into the homes of programmers for remote access.
It all started around Christmas 1990, when Edwina Morris, a discontented chef at the Hyatt Regency Maui, gave up fish gutting to take up toymaking after a shopping spree at Sears netted a boxful of power tools.
PHOTO : A boxful of ice cream sales Store Manager Ron Mitchell and his staff at Strack & Van Til Supermarket, Hobart, Ind.
CLEVELAND--Senior citizens lined up to have blood and heart disease tests taken, women jostled each other to see famous hairstylist Richard Stein at work, and everybody went for the free samples being handed out by the boxful.
Before the Internet and before the world became food-obsessed, the only specialist bookstore was Books for Cooks in London, where I would buy books by the boxful.
NICOLA Sturgeon has pledged to give a boxful of baby essentials to every new mum.