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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.THE GALAXIES
2.1.The LMC
2.2.The SMC
2.3.M33
2.4.IC 10
2.5.The Correlation with H I
2.6.Implications for GMC Formation

3.MOLECULAR CLOUD PROPERTIES

4.THE ROLE OF HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE

5.GMCS IN STARBURST GALAXIES
5.1.GMC Formation in Galactic Centers

6.STAR FORMATION IN EXTRAGALACTIC GMCs
6.1.Identification of Star Formation
6.2.The Large Magellanic Cloud
6.3.The Evolution of GMCs in the LMC
6.4.Star Formation in M 33

7.FUTURE PROSPECTS

8.SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

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