Definition of Pribnow box in US English:

Pribnow box


  • A short conserved sequence of DNA nucleotides that occurs in the promoter region of the genes of prokaryotes, and is the part of the gene that interacts directly with RNA polymerase.


1970s. From the name of David Pribnow (born 1948), U.S. geneticist, who described the sequence + box.


Pribnow box

/ˈprɪbnəʊ ˌbɒks/