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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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Spotty young adolescents certainly don't huddle around tinny transistors on a Sunday night listening for news of the Bay City Rollers' latest "waxing" any more - their modern counterparts are more likely to employ walkmen and ghetto blasters - but I'm as sured they follow the progress of their favourites with no less enthusiasm.
Visitors to the September 19 event can expect what has been branded a "clubbing theme park" with a giant 1980s ghetto blaster, a WKD bucking bronco, futuristic lighting and the latest sound systems.
WANDER down Stockton High Street this week and you might bump into slippery slinkies, an oversized ghetto blaster, trampolining acrobats, hip hop dancers and break neck stiltwalking.
The MSKYO - or Momma Said Knock You Out -is a new roll-around sound system that pays homage to the ghetto blaster.
For a fraction of that, they can buy an old banger and listen to Peter Tong on an on-board ghetto blaster.
I mean, if you were at an indoor bowls match and some Spotty Herbert switched on a ghetto blaster you'd do what any civilised fellow would do: stuff said ghetto blaster into a handy nook or cranny in said Spotty Herbert from which it would require surgical removal.
The mural depicts a number of images including fish, leaves, a canal boat, a ghetto blaster and dog walkers.
If you accidentally stand beside a five- bar gate leading into one of their fields they come at you with a shotgun and a ghetto blaster playing the duelling banjos theme from Deliverance.
It even boasted its own nightclub, the Shangri-La, a 12ft square packing case, where a can of Special Brew could be shared to the sound of a pounding ghetto blaster.
Our coach Bryan McLoughlin brought a ghetto blaster and Tommy McDonald picks the tunes.
This is the first time the party has taken on the whole of the Custard Factory's warehouse area and it will feature the Deuce Ghetto Blaster DJ Sound Stage for the first time.
Rivers Cuomo obviously doesn't do his demos using the microphone function on his sister's ghetto blaster.