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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.VERY EARLY STAR FORMATION
2.1.Quasars at redshift geq 6
2.2.Galaxies at redshift geq 7?

3.GLOBAL EVOLUTIONARY TRENDS
3.1.Downsizing
3.2.Mass-metallicity relations
3.3.Environmental trends

4.MASSIVE EARLY-TYPE GALAXIES
4.1.Environment and rejuvenation
4.2.E+A galaxies

5.SPIRALS AND IRREGULARS
5.1.Stellar halos of disk galaxies
5.2.Bulges of disk galaxies and formation scenarios
5.3.Disks and long-term evolutionary trends for disk galaxies
5.4.Irregulars
5.5.Star formation "demographics"

6.EARLY-TYPE DWARFS

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