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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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He said: "This year we want to reach a million more precious children with a simple shoebox gift and help them to know they are loved and not forgotten.
In the video, Miranda lets her followers in on a little secret: she loves all fan mail, but she really loves fan mail that's written in a Shoebox card.
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Frohn could herself make a contribution in behalf of American Troops in Iraq, she determined that she and class volunteers would participate in Operation Shoebox.
We just can't believe how wonderful the reaction has been," said Liz Cliff, shoebox appeal coordinator for Children in Distress.
Decorite, the originator of decorative sayings pillows, is giving retailers something new to talk about through a license with Hallmark's Shoebox Greetings division.
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PEOPLE are being encouraged to support disadvantaged children by taking part in the Christmas Shoebox appeal.
THE heartwarming story of how Ann Fahy met a man who received a shoebox full of her presents in 2001 shows just what these gestures mean.