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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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Here, the Dunn rendition has the tasty bass along with spinach and mushrooms arriving enveloped in a boxlike puff pastry wrapping.
Ingeborg Scheibler notes that the corner of the lion's mouth in early works is rounded and later becomes more boxlike.
Wood aptly observes: "These boxlike categories of 'republicanism' and 'liberalism' are essentially our own inventions, and as such they are necessarily dangerous distortions of past reality.
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Matthew Baigell has pointed out that this boxlike imagery, complete with body parts, probably refers to Jewish burial practices.
Truth to tell, there are diminishing returns to be found in the Chinese boxlike structure of a narrative about a modern-day Italian who is presumed mad only to reveal that his insanity was itself a ruse.
This vehicle is nothing more than a boxlike attachment to a Vespa-type motor scooter.
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It's about a dwarfish, goggle-eyed granny; a grotesquely fat dog; a bicycle racer with the eyes of Peter Lorre and a nose that belongs on a piece of construction equipment; three cabaret artistes who live amid garbage and play with garbage and gorge themselves on dynamited frogs; a bunch of boxlike gangsters; a red-nosed drug dealer (he pushes French wine); and a city of gluttons, where only the buildings are thin.
We are going along now at a fast clip and want to turn to the left," he exclaimed, "and then he pushes forward a lever and yanks the boxlike rudder into a new position.
They go to the hospital and borrow a small boxlike machine, which determines when a woman ovulates.
The boxlike structure that is created by the friction welding has support from both the outer and inner weld interface" said Gaiser.