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..The Eosin Y-based map of CHC distribution may serve to identify the respective factors that are activated to accommodate ecological needs. ..
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..We think that in analogy to the function of smooth muscles in vertebrate lungs, a balance of physical forces between muscles and the elasticity of tracheal walls may be decisive for tracheal terminal differentiation in Drosophila. ..